We are 11-year-old twins and next year from the end of June to the beginning of July we will be exploring Scandinavia and the island of Svalbard with our parents and brother. First we will fly into Oslo from Newark and stay a night at the luxurious Continental Hotel. Then we will fly to Longyearbyen and tour the beautiful island of Svalbard for six days on the splendid National Geographic Explorer. After that we will travel to Norway and Sweden looking at the fjords and exploring Lapland. To finish our trip we will spend a few nights in Stockholm.
For anyone with children, Skansen, the world's first open-air museum, is unmissable. Spread over several acres of Djurgården, it contains historic Swedish... more
The Grand, in continuous service since 1874, has the best location of all, fronting the harbor, with views of the Old Town and the Royal Palace. There are... more
The highlights of this streamlined museum include three Viking ships, at once graceful and fierce, that once stormed the seas but were later used as burial... more