Nordic Cheapo Round-up

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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: Alex Robertson Textor is a London-based travel writer and editor. He has written for Rough Guides, the New York Times, and Public Books, among other publications; he also guided the tablet magazine Travel by Handstand to two SATW Foundation Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism awards. With Pam Mandel, he writes copy and generates ideas as White Shoe Travel Content. He is on Twitter as @textorian and maintains his own blog, www.alexrobertsontextor.com.

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