Destination: Denmark, Sweden, Iceland- Summer '12

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    Jan 21, 2012 11:48 PM GMT
    I will be in Copenhangen (4 days), Stockholm (3 days) and Reykjavik ( 2days) this Summer.

    Anybody have any ideas of places I must see or things I shoudlnt miss out on. Ideally Id like to see/ get a feel of the Cities, not the touristy stuff, maybe take a day trip somewhere to a smaller town for a change of pace.
    Not sure.

    Any locals interested in meeting for a drink?

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    Thanks.
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    Jan 22, 2012 12:02 AM GMT
    Head up to Tromsø and experience 24-hour daylight. That must be weird.
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    Jan 22, 2012 12:30 AM GMT
    Mil8, thats in Norway--so maybe that will be on another trip. ;)
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    Jan 22, 2012 12:36 AM GMT
    Mil8 saidHead up to Tromsø and experience 24-hour daylight. That must be weird.


    Just keep in mind that flying to Tromsø is like flying down to Italy, not exactly around the bend.
    But northern Norway is also supposed to be something else, never been so far north myself tho..

    If you're in scandinavia in mid-june or early july there will only be one or a couple hrs of darkness anyway. and it never goes completely dark, you always see a hint of sunrise on the horizon.

    In Copenhagen check out the hippie area Christiania. Lots of crazy stuff..

    Also, if you like clubs with a more underground feel, go to this place:
    http://www.stengade.dk/
    check their schedule if there's anything u like. every sunday is reggae night for the past 10 yrs or so

    If you wanna venture outside Stockholm, maybe you should go to Uppsala, about 45 minutes away? Commuter trains run constantly, like at least every half hour i think if not more. Many interesting museums and lots of old history here both royal and a bunch of old viking settlings and burial grounds in the area. Think the town itself is almost a 1000 yrs old.

    I mean I have no idea what you're into, but maybe this cn be of some help

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    Jan 22, 2012 1:12 AM GMT
    In stockholm I'd just go to Acne, Filippa K and Nudie jeans and never leave these shops.
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    Jan 22, 2012 1:50 AM GMT
    Hey Sunday. You'll have an awesome time. Been to all of those places. Stockholm's my fav. Message me if you want more details.

    From what you say, about being a little less touristy... in Stockholm, spend at least a morning or afternoon in Djurgarden... it's sort of their Central Park, but is an island... you can rent bikes, a row boat, just hang with the locals... yes, there are museums there too, very worthwhile, for when you feel like being a tourist again. Essential is the Nordic Museum.

    [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Djurg%C3%A5rden[/url]

    Iceland is fun. For a not-so-touristy thing to do, you can take a day trip to Heimaey, an island which had a volcano threaded the village there, and the people heaped direct the lava away from as many houses as they could... the lava was so hot, from decaes ago, the rocks still steam... this is also where they annually help the baby puffins through the night when they are ready to take flight for the first time.. they take them into their tubs, etc. You can sightsee for puffins there as well.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heimaey

    Reykjavik also has quote a number of gay bars.

    Of the places you mentioned, Copenhagen was my least favorite.... left early to return to Stockholm when I was there.

    A word of advice... don't' completely ignore the touristy things to do... some are worthwhile, nonetheless.

    Happy travels.

    lycka till!
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    Jan 22, 2012 1:51 AM GMT
    Hey Sunday. You'll have an awesome time. Been to all of those places. Stockholm's my fav. Message me if you want more details.

    From what you say, about being a little less touristy... in Stockholm, spend at least a morning or afternoon in Djurgarden... it's sort of their Central Park, but is an island... you can rent bikes, a row boat, just hang with the locals... yes, there are museums there too, very worthwhile, for when you feel like being a tourist again. Essential is the Nordic Museum.

    [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Djurg%C3%A5rden[/url]

    Iceland is fun. For a not-so-touristy thing to do, you can take a day trip to Heimaey, an island which had a volcano threaded the village there, and the people heaped direct the lava away from as many houses as they could... the lava was so hot, from decaes ago, the rocks still steam... this is also where they annually help the baby puffins through the night when they are ready to take flight for the first time.. they take them into their tubs, etc. You can sightsee for puffins there as well.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heimaey

    Reykjavik also has quote a number of gay bars.

    Of the places you mentioned, Copenhagen was my least favorite.... left early to return to Stockholm when I was there.

    A word of advice... don't' completely ignore the touristy things to do... some are worthwhile, nonetheless.

    Happy travels.

    lycka till!
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    Jan 22, 2012 3:16 AM GMT
    This is all SUPER helpful.....thanks guys.

    Im going to have to spend some time seeing some contemporary architecture too....wish I was here for a month.