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Scandinavia trip advice

Dana Point
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Scandinavia trip advice

My wife and I have 21 days to explore scandinavia ( also haven't been to Russia, Esthonia).

We are popular travel bloggers. Just returned from 90 days in SEAsia. We like to go places and eat things.

Can people suggest an itinerary where we find the best of scandinavia?

Thank you.

Matt

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1. Re: Scandinavia trip advice

If your interests are cities and culture rather than nature and scenery, I would suggest:

- Fly to St. Petersburg, spend 4-5 days

- High-speed train to Helsinki, stay 3-4 days

- Overnight ferry to Stockholm, stay 4-5 days

- Train to Oslo, stay 3-4 days

- Train to Flåm, boat to Balestrand, stay 2 nights

- Boat to Bergen, stay 2-3 days

- Fly home from Bergen

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2. Re: Scandinavia trip advice

I suppose you could pinch some itinerary ideas from tour operators offering holiday packages. It is a vast area and 21 days is not a lot, so you need to do some proper research to set your priorities.

When you have a rough itinerary, we can help you streamline the logistics, but we do need to know your travel style and budget.

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3. Re: Scandinavia trip advice

I love it!

Thank you. Not sure about Russian Visa turnaround?. But we would love to see St Petersburg .

We had thought about Bergen first, but this is an interesting option.

Regards,

Matt

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4. Re: Scandinavia trip advice

Getting a visa to Russia is no big deal, just follow the rules and instructions: http://ru.vfsglobal.co.uk/

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5. Re: Scandinavia trip advice

Unfortunately the URL link to visa is for UK residents only. We're from US and only have 2 weeks until departure. Not encouraging.

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6. Re: Scandinavia trip advice

2 weeks is a very short time to plan and book everything needed for 3-week trip to multiple countries. I wish you good luck, you will need it :-)

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