I'm in the process of replanning our COVID-cancelled Scandinavian trip for May/June 2023. While the original trip had solid bones, there's always room for improvement. I'm also trying to balance city and country experiences.
The basic plan is:
- Stockholm 4 nights
- Gothenburg and surrounding area 4 nights
- Copenhagen 4 nights
- Ferry to Oslo 1 night
- Oslo/Bergen 6 nights
However, the Gothenburg piece doesn't feel right. We had originally planned to book in Gothenburg for four nights but I'm not sure we want to spend much more time in a city. Varberg, Helsingborg and Lund look interesting. We'd like to check out the islands outside of Gothenburg. Theoretically, we could make pilgrimage to Ryssby, the town our great grandparents came from but probably not. I suppose we could eventually take the ferry from Helsingborg to get to Copenhagen.
Indications are that these are daytripable but where would be a good place to base? Generally, we travel by train and accessibility is important. However, if we weren't staying in a big town, I could screw up my courage and rent a car. It feels like four days might be tight and I'm considering stealing a night from Copenhagen...especially since it's so expensive.
Any thoughts, forum friends? All advice accepted. I'm good with thinking outside the box.