"gamla stan" simply means "old town", and is the old city centre of stockholm. Just a district of stockholm, not a separate city
Maybe you can consider buying a travel guide for that region; like Lonely Planet Scandinavian Travel Guide: http://shop.lonelyplanet.com/Primary...=1251730946935
I am sure you can get it at Borders or another local book store. Lonely Planet also has country specific guides.
For more info about Bergen, check out this site: http://www.visitbergen.com/en/
For train tickets in Norway, check out: http://www.nsb.no/?lang=en_US
Enjoy your trip. It is a great region to explore.
any of you went to any of their football stadiums to catch a match before?? i'm hoping i get to though!
should i go around with bus or the TunnelBana? which one allows me to travel more at cheaper cost??
Thanks in Advance!
I had been to Sweden for few times. It is not very ideal to go in September because the summer is gone but the winter is yet to come. Anyway...
Stockholm is a great city. You should visit Gamla Stan. You can consider to start your trip from t-centralen, walking toward to the Gamla Stan and Slussen. It will take around half a day.
Cityhall is worth to visit. They should still have guided tour during weekend. You can check out more information at their visiting center homepage.
About Museum, you can visit Vasa Museum. You can take a boat ride from Slussen to Skansen. Vasa museum is nearby. Skansen is a life museum also worth to visit. If you have the weekly pass I talked about below, the fee for the boat ride is included.
Transportation in Sweden is generally not very expensive, if you stay long enough. If you stay there for a week, you can go to 7-11 or PressBjorn (Spelling shold be wrong, a convenient store anyway...) to buy a weekly pass. It should be around SEK 250.
If you only stay for few days, you can consider a Stockholm pass which is around SEK 480. It includes all the entrance fees for all museums in Stockholm... If you visit the palace, cityhall, vasa and 2 more... it should cover the cost...
Dinning out in Stockholm is expensive. But lunch is OK. If you stay in apartment where you can cook, you can consider to go to supermarket, cook the meal and it is actually cheaper (i think) than in Singapore...
Going from Stockholm to Uppsala, you can take train. The ticket is not that expensive... for sure not 600 SEK.... it should be around SEK 100-200. And there are trains from Stockholm city to Uppsala every hour.
Uppsala is an university city, but it is quite small. One day should be enough. You can take an early train to Uppsala and return to Stockholm in the evening.
About Norway, Bergen is not very big. However, you should visit the fish market which only opens during weekend. Besides the fish market, there is a old town and it is also quite fun to visit. However, the main point to go to Norway is to visit the fjord... but taking a boat trip to see the fjord seems too cold...
It actually depends on how you plan the trip, you can also consider to go to Helsinkin. You can take an overnight boat to there...
Besides, there are quite a lot of Stockholm's pictures in my picasa album. You can visit...
But I did not upload the pictures in Bergen....
Last edited by matchkk; 7th September 2009 at 10:57 AM.
i'll be visiting gamla stan for sure, slussen?? i'll research more on that. skansen is like a open air museum right.
weekly pass? meaning for the whole week, i can travel as much as i can for that week?
yea i'll be staying with my girlfriend's sister so most likely we'll cook quite often to save cost plus her husband is a great cook!
For Norway, definitely visiting the Fjord, according to her sister, we're taking the classic route? haha something like that.
how many days do i need in helsinki? what's there that attracts you??
thanks in advance! leaving this saturday evening
With weekly pass, you can travel as many times as you would like... of course limited to MRT and Bus, certain boats and certain trains. Arlanda express is not included.
I did not take any boat trip when I was in Norway. But I drove there for few days... but usually people would take the class route.
Helsinki, yes, max 2 days should be more than enough.
Thanks to All for the replies, one more question!
i want to bring my laptop over, but i'll be carrying a sling bag(domke f3x) for my camera stuff. how should i do it? just a laptop sleeve for it then hand carry together with my domke? or carry a extra light backpack for it?
and anything for camera that i should not have it with me when handcarrying? batteries or whatever.
i just started packing, like an hour ago. hahaha oh! and tripod, can i put in the luggage?