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Stockholm by Napoleon on 8 August 2004 11:10pm
Has anyone been Im thinking of going
for a couple of days cos im bored.
But I need to do it on a bit of a budget and I dont want to make the mistake of Oslo which I got some cheap flights for and then realised it was like five pounds for a jar of coffee.
So I can get cheap flights but will a pizza cost me £20 or is it more reasonable.
Re: Stockholm by finnguy on 10 August 2004 11:20am
It's been about 3 or 4 years since I was in Stockholm. I recall that it was perhaps more expensive than Helsinki (but maybe it's because I was broke at the time!) but not nearly as expensive as Oslo.

Stocholm's a nice city (not as nice as Helsinki though!) - have a good trip if you go!
Re: Stockholm by Grimpeur on 15 August 2004 6:34pm
Stockholm is't that bad but it probably is more expensive than Helsinki and Finland. If you're in the region it definitely worth taking a trip to Tallinn in Estonia, beautiful city and cheap alcohol!

The cruise ships that run between Stockholm and Helsinki are also very good value for money. Take Silja line though as the ships are more modern and better kitted out than the older Viking line ones.
Re: Stockholm by finnguy on 16 August 2004 7:45am
I second Grimpeur's recommendations concerning Tallinn.

And his/her opinion on Silja vs. Viking. (That said, be prepared to encounter a lot of very drunk people no regardless of which ferry you take! Just been reading Bill Clinton's account of his trip from Stockholm to Helsinki in 1969 - things evidently haven't changed in 35 years.)

(Grimpeur, you are pretty well informed about these parts - are you living here or have you just visited?)
Re: Stockholm by Napoleon on 20 August 2004 8:59pm
Ive just got back from a two day jaunt to stockholm, we simply went cos the flights were cheap, but let me tell you it was wonderful. Made a good decision on the hotel nordic sea hotel, write next to the station, room was lovely and they have there very own ice bar, which was a unique experience everything was ice includin g the glasses, very pretty city and the people are very polite, very few homeless and the traffic was very sedatory unlike most other european cities. went on the viking long ship cruise around the archipelagos and this was fantastic food was served the viking way and it was all very reasonably priced, I would hope to go back and explore in more detail next time. got to go.

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