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Stockholm to Copenhagen

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Stockholm to Copenhagen

We are visiting Stockholm in May 2014 and would also like to spend a few days in Copenhagen.

Can anyone please advise the best way to get from Stockholm to Copenhagen based on sightseeing and not price.

For example, what is the drive from Stockholm to Copenhagen like and how long does it take?

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AussieDave

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1. Re: Stockholm to Copenhagen

Driving the most direct route, which is motorway nearly all the way, would take you something like 6-7 hours in normal conditions. It will give you a good view of different Swedish landscapes, agricultural land, vast forests and some lakes, the view over lake Vättern is nice going that way. There is a huge rune stone not far off the road in Rök (https://maps.google.se/maps?q=R%C3%B6kstenen+AB,+%C3%96desh%C3%B6g&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=58.295019,14.774905&spn=0.000739,0.001692&sll=58.311473,14.922867&sspn=0.094502,0.216637&oq=r%C3%B6k&t=h&z=19 )

However, if you want to make a few stops along the way you might want to consider the road along the south east coast and maybe stop at the Kalmar castle (http://www.kalmarslott.se/english) and the UNESCO world heritage site of Karlskrona (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/871 ). This way would probably take maybe 2 hours longer to drive but is more directed towards sightseeing.

Depending on how much time you have, the Göta Kanal might be of interest: http://www.gotakanal.se/en/ It starts in Söderköping, which you will pass if you go along the southeast coast.

Coming either way, a stop in the medieval town of Lund and a visit to the cathedral could be worth your while.

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2. Re: Stockholm to Copenhagen

Thanks Christopher. Very much appreciated.

Due to time restraints, we are considering whether to visit Copenhagen from Stockholm, or Oslo from Stockholm.

Which would you suggest from a sightseeing point of view?

Also, would you recommend we travel by car or train?

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AussieDave

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3. Re: Stockholm to Copenhagen

If you have only a very limited time you might be better off going the direct route and use an overnight train to save time even more. Driving is great when you want to do stops on the way, be flexible and see the countryside but there is always lots to see and do in a capital city and you don't need a car once you are there - then public transport is more efficient.

Both Oslo and Copenhagen have a lot to see, it depends on your interests as well. I noticed that you got a few links in the other thread.

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4. Re: Stockholm to Copenhagen

The direct Copenhagen to Stockholm trains can be booked online at www.sj.se with some really cheap fares (around €20-€30) if booked in advance, max 90 days out.

The same site will also book an overnight Copenhagen-Stockholm journey using the Malmo-Stockholm sleeper train.

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5. Re: Stockholm to Copenhagen

You might be able to see all three with night train and overnight ferry.

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6. Re: Stockholm to Copenhagen

The overnight ferry wesheltonj mentions is this: dfdsseaways.co.uk/ferry-routes/…

Edited: 09 October 2013, 07:15
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7. Re: Stockholm to Copenhagen

Hi there

You can also fly very cheap from Stockholm - Copenhagen with Norwegian....if you don't want a long drive :)

www.norwegian.com/us/flight/select-flight/…

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8. Re: Stockholm to Copenhagen

We flew on SAS for $83 USD or so from CPH to STO. We valued time more than the scenic route (train or driving). There is a lot to see in STO and we had never been. We got the STO card and loved it!

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