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Scandinavia it is !


It looks like my husband and I are going to be spending 14 days in Scandinavia, this excludes travel time. Some quick background information : We will already be in Europe for about a week before we head to Scandinavia, we are going to be traveling from Dubai to Europe, we don't live in Chicago anymore. So we won't have any jet lag issues. I had posted a question earlier asking for iten. for Scandinavia, and got some good responses. I am not sure if we are going to be doing all the major cities or switch it around a bit and do something like - 6 days in Iceland, 6 days in Norway and 2 days in Copenhagen. This way we get to enjoy the cities and do some hiking as well. Any alternate suggestions are welcome.
I am not able to find the Rick Steve's guide book here and I am feeling very lost without it, is there any place online where I would get the Rick Steve guide book for Scandinavia?

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I've been to Norway four times and hiked two of them. Contact the Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT) for hiking options or guided hikes (Google DNT Oslo for the site). A must tour is do-it-yourself trip called Norway in a Nutshell. From Oslo take the train headed to Bergen getting off at Myrdal where you board another that takes you to Flam. The scenery on the journey is terrific. Take the boat on the Sogne Fjord to Bergen (staying a night partway at the Balestrand hotel if you wish, but it's expensive). Stay a day or two in Bergen and then the train back to Oslo. Rick's recommendations on Scan are great.

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Though not part of Scandanavia, you might also consider Helsinki. It's a great city and you can include Tallinn, Estonia as a day trip. The ferry between Helsinki and Stockholm has beautiful scenery and you may get a chance to meet locals.