Scandinavia is made up of five countries; Norway,
Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland. They share common
features, such as, clean air and pure mountain water, and are
great places to visit for adventure holidays.
explore castles in Denmark, experience the fjords and
volcanoes, or witness the Northern Lights and Midnight Sun.
For a calmer holiday, you can take in Scandinavian
architecture or go shopping in Sweden.
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Europe’s northernmost country. Famed for the beautiful
mountains. fjords, and ski slopes, it is also known for having
one of the highest standards of living in the
the capital of Norway and although very cultured and peaceful,
be prepared for the expensive prices, especially on alcohol
many sights to see, such as, Vigeland Sculpture Park, the
Viking Ship Museum, the Munch Museum, Holmenkollen and the
Nobel Peace Centre
want a break from sightseeing, you can take the train to
Tusenfryd Amusement Park, or enjoy the latest ballet or opera
production at the recently built Opera House.
trains and most buses are accessible but the older vehicles
are not. If you are planning on using public transport, it is
advisable to buy an Oslo Pass. It provides free travel on
public transport, free admission to museums and sights, free
parking in Oslo municipal car parks, and discounts on car
hire,. You can buy passes to last 24, 48 and 72
generally accessible and lifts often accompany stairs but due
to the cities drainage system, piping often goes across the
pavement, making it difficult with a wheelchair.
I stayed at the Thon Hotel
, which is situated next to Oslo City
train station and opposite the Opera House. Disabled rooms
feature a spacious bathroom with a toilet with grab rails and
a shower with a seat. It folds into the wall, which allows an
able-bodied person to easily have a shower, if they are
travelling with you. Breakfast is included in the price and
consists of a large buffet with a wide choice of fresh fruit,
bread, cereal, cheeses and freshly cooked eggs and bacon. The
hotel also has a sauna and terrace, providing spectacular
Sweden is one of the largest countries in
Europe. It experiences extreme contrasts between its long
summer days and equally long winter nights
everything from bears and wolves in the north to roe deer and
wild boar in the south. The country also has a wealth of flora
and aquatic life.
FERRY FROM NORWAY TO DENMARK
the sights and sounds of Oslo and Copenhagen by taking a ferry
trip between the two countries. Departing from each
city, daily at 5pm, you will arrive at the next destination
early the next morning.
Seaways and Pearl Seaways
are both accessible as a foot or car passenger. Just like a
hotel, when booking, you are given a wide choice of the type
of cabin you wish to stay in. They vary in size and
price, depending on whether you would like a sea view,
television or complimentary breakfast. All cabins are en suite
with a bedding and towel service, table and wardrobe.
Accessible bathrooms are available with rails round the toilet
and a shower seat that folds into the wall.
is completely accessible with much to do. There are a variety
of restaurants, including a buffet and steakhouse, and a
choice of bars and cafes. There is also a cinema, nightclub,
kids club and even wine tasting. Everything gets very booked
up, so it is better to try and book everything you would like
to do, as soon as you are settled on the boat.
arrive at your destination, an alarm wakes you up, and you are
told what time you must depart the boat. If you are taking the
return journey, you can leave your possessions, but take any
valuables with you.