Nordic Cheapo Round-up


A few glances at yesterday’s Dagens Nyheter (Sweden) and Dagbladet (Norway) turned up some amazing package holiday deals.

Stockholm’s Dagens Nyheter listed an advertisement for a week in the Azores, departing from Stockholm and including air and hotel, for SEK1995 (€220; $287) by Solresor. We also glimpsed an advertisement for a Viking Line cruise deal: Stockholm to Mariehamn in the Åland archipelago for a remarkable SEK25 (€2.75; $3.60). You’re reading that right. Reminds us of a really good article we read somewhere.

Meanwhile, Sissel Fantoft of Oslo’s Dagbladet writes a love letter to Norwegian cheapos. Fantoft’s article compares package holiday pricing for Gran Canaria, Crete, Mallorca, and Cyprus. The cheapest deal in Fantoft’s review: one week on Playa del Ingles on Gran Canaria for two in May, airfare and hotel included, for NOK5,796 (€713; $929) by Apollo.

Elsewhere in Dagbladet, we spied an ad for a one week Montenegro vacation, airfare and hotel included, for NOK2,798 (€344; $448), also by Apollo. It’s all relative, we know, but this is rock-bottom pricing for a package vacation originating in Oslo.

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Alex Robertson Textor
About the author: Bitten by the travel bug at 11, Alex Robertson Textor has fond childhood memories of ultracheap Spanish hotels (the kind with Styrofoam shelving) and supermarket lunches scarfed on park benches. Formerly an academic, Alex has spent the last several years redirecting his professional life into full-time travel journalism and editing. He has published articles in the New York Times, Guardian Unlimited, Condé Nast Traveler, Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian, among other publications.
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