A round trip through Scandinavia

At least once a year, my sister and I go on holiday together, and this year’s trip took us to Scandinavia. And this year, we decided to do a round trip through Scandinavia and visited the capital cities of all three Scandinavian countries – from Stockholm in Sweden, to Oslo in Norway to Copenhagen in Denmark.


In Stockholm, we took the Arlanda Express to the city center, where it was only a short walk to our hotel, the Scandic Upplandsgatan (former HTL Hotel Kungsgatan). In Stockholm, we were particularly impressed by the old town of Stockholm, Gamla Stan and Kungsträdgården, which, especially during spring, attracts visitors with its wonderful, pink-flowering trees. But we also visited some of the city’s main attractions such as the Royal Palace, the Royal Opera, the Nobel Museum and the Vasa Museum on Djurgården, where you can also find the nearby open-air museum Skansen. And for art and culture lovers, Stockholm also has many greatl museums such as the Moderna Museet on the island of Skeppsholmen. 

On our first day in Stockholm, we had a late brunch at STHLM Brunch Club, offering everything needed for a great brunch – all day long. On the second day, we stopped for coffee and a typical Swedish kanelbullar, at Café Saturnus. And after two wonderful and sunny days in Stockholm, we headed to the airport again and were already off to Oslo.


Arriving at Oslo-Gardermoen, we took the train (Flytoget or regional train) directly to the city center, where our hotel, the Scandic Karl Johan (former HTL Grensen), was just a short walk away. The next two days, we also explored Oslo – despite the grey and rainy weather. For example, we stopped by at the Oslo Opera House, went to the Royal Palace and Aker Brygge and even visited Holmenkollen, where we had a great view of the city. And then we headed on to our third and already last stop on our trip through Scandinavia, Copenhagen.


When we arrived at Copenhagen Airport, we took the train to the central station, where we could walk to our hotel, the Comfort Hotel Vesterbro. We started our sightseeing tour across Copenhagen at Nyhavn, went on a boat trip nearby through the city’s canals later on and also stopped at Amalienborg around noon to watch the daily changing of the guard. From there, it’s also only a short walk to the Little Mermaid. Back in the city center, we passed by Rådhus, the Danish National Museum, and the famous amusement park, Tivoli. Copenhagen also has several food markets such as TorvehallerneKødbyens Mad & Marked, or PapirØen.

Although we’ve been tired from walking around the city, we went out for drinks on our last night at NOHO, one of the many bars in the Meatpacking District. On our last day, we had breakfast at the hotel, packed our bags and headed to the airport again. And not even two hours later, we were back in Vienna, but already sure that we will be back in Scandinavia soon again.

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