After one beautiful full day enjoying everything Copenhagen has to offer, it was time to start the next stage of our Scandinavian adventure. After a short walk we arrived at the civilized Copenhagen station and we boarded our train to Gothenburg. Not long after leaving Copenhagen we came to the famous Oresund Bridge which connects Denmark and Sweden.
I had a smooth flight with British Airways from London to Stockholm and then took the bus for the airport to downtown, which cost SEK99. This is definitely the cheapest and most convenient way to get into the centre of the city.
Even if many of my relatives live there – all I know of Scandinavia is based on the tales and myths of my childhood. So when I took off to Stockholm and Helsinki, I had pictures of Pippi Longstocking, Moomins and fierce Vikings in my mind. Going on a plane never sounded good to me – not just because I’m a Railbooker. Getting up at 5 am did not make it better. Almost missing the flight because all transfers to the airport were cancelled didn’t either. Anyhow, after a ride with what must have been London’s best cab driver, I made the plane just in time.
I flew to Helsinki-Vantaa on a British Airways flight from London Heathrow. It took me 3 hours to get from rainy London to cold and snowy Finland. I had a lovely and traditional Finnish Christmas in Lahti with my family and friends. Lahti is my hometown as well as the home of Finland’s greatest footballer of all time, Jari Litmanen.