2 1/2 weeks in Scandanavia

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  1. leigonX

    leigonX W:O:A Metalhead

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    Before getting to Wacken I will have roughly 2 and a half weeks in scandanavia to travel. My plan is to fly into Helsinki then go to Stockholm, Goteborg, and finally through Copenhagen on my voyage to Wacken. Is 2.5 weeks ample time for this and any reccommendations of things to check out while I'm there. I bought a book on these countries but haven't had much time to read it since I'm in my last semester of engineering and mostly focus on my school work. I am just trying to get an insiders view on my travel plans.
     
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    GNOFFF!!!

    MUGABE!!!
     
  3. gnoff

    gnoff W:O:A Metalmaster

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    Can't tell you much about Helsinki, most of the times I've "been" there has been by ferry and then I never stepped off :D
     
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    Right.
    So what are your plans for the different cities?
    Mainly metal stuff?
    Mainly drinking stuff?
    Mainly playing tourist stuff?

    I used to live in Stockholm for 7 years and now live in Göteborg for about 1 year, so I might be able to help you out with specific questions.

    My recommendations on traveling:
    From Helsinki, take the ferry to Stockholm.
    From Stockholm, take the train to Göteborg (book early = far less money)
    From Göteborg either train or plane to Köpenhamn, depending on your budget.

    For trains in Sweden check this out:
    http://www.sj.se/sj/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=10&l=en

    For flying in Sweden, check this out:
    http://www.sas.se/Default.aspx?vst=true&epslanguage=EN
    http://www.flyme.se/flyme/uk/

    For information on Göteborg:
    http://www10.goteborg.se/english/

    Dito on Stockholm:
    http://www.stockholm.se/Extern/Templates/InfoPage.aspx?id=110781

    Info regarding Copenhagen:
    http://www.copenhagen.com/start.asp

    Ans also Helsinki:
    http://www.helsinki.fi/en/index.shtml


    For finding metal locations in Sweden:
    http://www.metaltravelguide.com/mtg/index.php?option=com_mtree&task=listcats&cat_id=767&Itemid=56

    Helsinki:
    http://www.metaltravelguide.com/mtg/index.php?option=com_mtree&task=listcats&cat_id=401&Itemid=56

    Köpenhamn/Copenhagen:
    http://www.metaltravelguide.com/mtg/index.php?option=com_mtree&task=listcats&cat_id=137&Itemid=56


    If you want to know about beer drinking, I can tell you the best places in Stockholm and Göteborg, where you can find the best beers.

    I have some info regarding Copenhagen as well.

    I think 2 and a half weeks should be enough.
    Lets say you plan to spend 3 whole days in each city, then one day of travel before each city, and one last day after Copenhagen, it should add up to 17 days total.

    What you will notice is probably that the cost for rooms and eating out will be quite high, as will be drinking and to some extent traveling.

    My advice is to plan and book the rooms long ahead, and also the different journyes as kyou get the best price when you book early.

    So, if you think about the above info and check out the web sites, you're welcome to get back to me with any questions, at least regarding Stockholm and Göteborg, and any other questions concerning Sweden.
     
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    gnoff W:O:A Metalmaster

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    Depending on when you're around Göteborg I might be able to meet up, though I'll be off beer-traveling Europe myself from July 24 and won't be back until August 4.
     
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    I posted some stuff regarding metal and living in Stockholm here:
    http://metaltravelguide.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=497

    Some other general info and stuff, mainly Stockholm under this here thread:
    http://metaltravelguide.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=266&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=30

    More general stuff:
    http://metaltravelguide.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=31

    Info on sites to visit:
    http://metaltravelguide.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=597&highlight=leckie

    A little bit about Göteborg:
    http://metaltravelguide.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=638&highlight=gnoff


    Some info I wrote to help an Aussie girl out when she was visiting:
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    Have you checked this site:
    http://www.sj.se/sj/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=10&l=en
    It's the site of the train company operating Swedish trains.

    Actually just got off the phone with them and here's what they said:
    If you're between 26 and 59 years old the card cost 2270 SEK (about 250 €), if you're younger than 26 you get it for 1570 SEK (about 175 €).
    You can travel with all trains within 15 days, you have max 5 travel days out of those 15.
    With it you acn travel within Scandinavia, for example to Norway.
    You can use any train, but when using an Intercity you just get onboard, if you want to travel by "X2000" you need to book seating which is 65 SEK (7 €) extra per seat and depends on empty seats on the particulartrain.
    This card you can buy on sity at the train station in Gothenburg, no need for reservations of the card.

    If you want to call them, dial
    +46-771-757575
    and choose international tickets (since it's for all of Scandinavia).


    This is for the local transportation in Gothenburg:
    http://www.vasttrafik.se/eng/

    This is for the local transportation in Stockholm:
    http://sl.se/english/

    Also check for Gothenburg:
    http://www.goteborg.se/prod/sk/goteborg.nsf/1/english?OpenDocument

    And for Stockholm:
    http://www2.stockholm.se/english/

    This should be for Uppsala:
    http://www.uppsala.se/uppsala/templates/InternationalStartPage____14834.aspx


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    Hope it all helps, though I guess I've given you enough links to last a while :D
     
  8. leigonX

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    Thanks for all the info, I will post again once I can digest it all.
     
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    gnoff W:O:A Metalmaster

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    feel free to PM me your email address if you want to be able to mail specific questions.

    Or we can do it in this thread, then I have yet another thread to dig up when I'll help someone the next time :D
     
  10. leigonX

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    So I'm guessing this would be a better deal than the Eurorail pass (15 days is $415). And also I couldnt find it on their website, maybe I wasn't looking hard enough, but how close to Wacken will I be able to get on this train? I'm 22 so I can get the cheaper ticket! I was also hoping to camp some as to save money since I'll have all my stuff for Wacken on me anyways and try to limit my eating out.
     
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    well, going by train from Finland to Sweden might be a bit tricky anyway.
    At least when going from Helsinki to Stockholm.
    You should be able to find a ferry ride for about $30

    Train from Stockholm to Göteborg if you book early enough and can stand the slower train (about 5 hours instead of 3) you could get away with $35 ($45 for the fater one).

    Train Göteborg to Copenhagen can be found for about $35 also.

    I guess you can get from Helsinki to Copenhagen for $100.
    Then I've looked at regular tickets, not "youth" or student ones.

    I have no idea on going from Copenhagen to Wacken by train though, sorry I can't help out with that.

    There are most likely camping sites in all of the cities, though they might be a bit out of the city centre of course.
    I can't say I know of any though.

    Deutsche Bahn is a good site to use when looking for European train traveling:
    http://www.db.de/site/bahn/en/start.html
     
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    That's the route I was planning on, sounds reasonably priced. Thanks a bunch
     
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    wow, what a great load of information..this actually kind of helped me too, considering I'm trying to decide how to plan my trip and have a possible Scandinavia visit. thanks gnoff
     
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    If there are other Wacken travelers heading that way we should all meet up for a beer if we happen to be in the same city at the same time, don't know how likely that is though.
     
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    This was just ironic, while I was reading your post, and read the word "beer", my mom just goes "vahe, you want a beer?" haha, but anyway, i'd like to do that too once i plan out my trip and finalize it, right now I'm still deciding my budget.
     

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