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Copenhagen-Trondheim and back with elderly mom?

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Copenhagen-Trondheim and back with elderly mom?

Hello! My active, 80 year old mom and I would like to do an ancestry visit, arriving in Copenhagen and ending up in Trondheim (obviously having to get back to Copenhagen to fly home). Haven't been in Scandanavia (ever) and would like suggestions. We're seasoned travelers, preferring train or car to plane or bus. Some boat travel would be lovely, but not a multiday cruise. Love looking at scenery and hoping to do a lot of walking and soaking up the history and culture. Any suggestions? We're a bit limited in terms of funds and prefer clean, simple and inexpensive to luxury. Help from the experienced would be much appreciated!

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1. Re: Copenhagen-Trondheim and back with elderly mom?

If you don't want to fly then you can take the DFDS-ferry from Copenhagen to Oslo (overnight - http://www.dfdsseaways.co.uk/) and then train (from 199 NOK - overnight available - https://www.nsb.no/) or bus (from 49NOK - overnight available - http://lavprisekspressen.no/) to Trondheim.

The budget option is bus to Oslo from Copenahgen (http://www.bus4you.se/ or http://www.swebus.se/) and the same from Oslo to Trondheim (http://lavprisekspressen.no/) - price for the total jounrey can then be down towards 300 NOK.

Most Scandinavian cities tend to be compact and very walkable, though to get out and about for the scenery a car tend to be needed.

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2. Re: Copenhagen-Trondheim and back with elderly mom?

I would suggest overnight ferry from Copenhagen to Oslo and train from Oslo to Trondheim. Hurtigruten (ship again) Trondheim to Bergen for added interest and some variation. From Bergen there are direct flights to Copenhagen or you can take the train back to Oslo and fly from there to Copenhagen. You do say how much time you have and what time of year.

Train is by far the cheapest way to travel if you book ahead and get discounted tickets - and it it also a comfortable way to travel.

There are also coordinated round trips on public transport that could give you some inspiration - a detour to the fjords is highly recommended for scenery.


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3. Re: Copenhagen-Trondheim and back with elderly mom?

Be up early on the Oslo-Copenhagen boat. The scenery the two last hours is brilliant, and you can watch it while eating breakfast.

There is a daily sleeper train from Oslo to Trondheim. It's not that cheap, but if your alternative is an hotel room, the train + cabin is cheaper than train + hotel.

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4. Re: Copenhagen-Trondheim and back with elderly mom?

I'm not sure if it's too late, but the west coast is much nicer in terms of scenery, but you have to be careful on timing as it's got a lot of winding roads (beautiful and fun to drive but time-consuming). It also takes more effort to organise since there's places you need to take ferries. But in my opinion worth it.

It depends how long you have, and what budget you have. Norway is not cheap, but there are some stunning places here.

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