Category Archives: Scandinavia travel

A cozy harborside restaurant in Reykjavik

When I’m traveling, most of my meals (aside from breakfast which is usually included in the cost of the room) consist of sandwiches and snacks either in my room or on the go. At least once per trip, I splurge … Continue reading

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Thingvellir National Park, Iceland

A view of the Þingvellir rift valley (mid-Atlantic Ridge) from overlook point at Hakid on a cold, dry day in mid-January, 2014. Iceland’s first national park, founded in 1930. The site of Iceland’s Parliament from 930 to the end of the … Continue reading

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Some Northern Lights I didn’t see

From London Independent. A fantastic slide show of Auroras around the northern hemisphere recently. I knew when I booked my trip to Iceland in January that the lights were more likely to appear in March and April, but I had … Continue reading

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Harpa, Reykjavik’s new concert hall

In addition to taking day trips into the phenomenal countryside on my visit to Iceland in January, I was lucky enough to catch a classical concert at Harpa, Reykjavik’s new concert hall, open since May of 2011. The Iceland Symphony … Continue reading

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New connections between the US and Copenhagen on SAS

From SAS email New route between San Francisco and Copenhagen – Outbound “… fly 6 times a week from San Francisco to Copenhagen. Departures will be daily, except Tuesdays, (SK936) departing at 5.35 pm and arriving

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Christmas at Tivoli

If you’re seeing Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen for the first time, night time is magical. And to see Tivoli after dark at its most sparkling, Christmas time can’t be beat. Fairy lights are on year-round, but the park outdoes itself … Continue reading

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Watching people sleep on TV in Denmark?!

Now here is something that probably would not appear on any cable channel anywhere in the U.S. Our loss. The night before I left Copenhagen, I was packing my bag and finishing my trip journal. It was after 11pm. As … Continue reading

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preview of 2011 Christmas markets in Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmö, Sweden

Christmas market info for Copenhagen 2011 Information for Malmö, Sweden Christmas markets 2011 More ”market” updates coming soon

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A Moomin welcome to Helsinki

A desire to experience Scandinavian midnight sun drew me to Helsinki last July. My magpie approach to discovering Europe combines my desire to go everywhere with selecting a destination when I find an interesting event to I can build my … Continue reading

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