Monday, 21 April 2008

BA puts Stockholm and Oslo on sale

BA sale now on !

Book by 29th April at British Airways website.
We like BA sales because there is usually good availability at the advertised prices.

Included in this sale are flights to
Oslo - from Heathrow (£49), and to Oslo via LHR from Aberdeen; Glasgow; Edinburgh; Newcastle and Manchester (all at £86)

Stockholm - from Heathrow (£45), and to Stockholm via LHR from Aberdeen; Glasgow; Edinburgh; Newcastle and Manchester (all at £82)

Why it might be worth paying a bit extra to fly BA
Fly to the main airports of Stockholm / Oslo
Snack (usually a sandwich) and drink
You can change flights for £30 plus any fare difference

Why you might want to reconsider
T5 chaos and lost luggage recently

Also check Sterling, who also fly to the main airports at Stockholm (Arlanda) and Oslo (Gardermoen).
From Britain, Sterling flies from Gatwick, East Midlands and Edinburgh.

Prices are one way and include taxes and charges.

Friday, 18 April 2008

Music Festivals in the Nordic Region

Music Festivals in the Nordic region


3-6 July, Roskilde Festival, Headliners - Chemical Brothers, Radiohead, Slayer


13-15 June, Provinsrock, Headliners - Foo Fighters, Linkin Park


15-19 October, Iceland Airwaves, Headliners - TBA


12-14 June, Hultsfred Festival, Headliners - Rage against the machine, Babyshambles, The Hives

7-9 August, Way Out West in Gothenberg, Headliners - Franz Ferdinand, Sonic Youth

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

New direct flights Newcastle Stavanger

Eastern Airways has announced a new daily non-stop weekday service from Newcastle (NCL) to Stavanger (SVG) launching on 12 May 2008. The independent carrier previously provided a link to Stavanger via Aberdeen.

Flights will depart from Newcastle at 9.50am, arriving in Stavanger at 12.40pm local time. Flights leave Stavanger at 1.10pm, landing in Newcastle at 2pm local time.

The direct flights will appeal to north east businesses with Norwegian links, particularly those in the oil and gas industry. Many major energy companies are located in Stavanger as Norway is one of the world’s largest oil producers. The north east is also recognised as a world leader in subsea oil exploration, which has further enhanced its energy links with Norway.

Stavanger is the European Capital of Culture 2008 and the non-stop service will also be beneficial to leisure travellers taking short breaks in both regions.

Monday, 14 April 2008

Oslo Opera House Opens

The new Oslo Opera House we wrote about at the end of last year is now open.

Construction began in 2003 and was officially opened on Saturday 12th April by King Harald. Among the guests were Denmark's Queen Margrethe, Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as well as Iceland's Presdent Olafur Ragnar Grimsson and Finland's President Tarja Halonen.

The opera has four auditoriums including a main 1,350-seat auditorium and a smaller 400-seat auditorium.
Apparently it's visible from aircraft landing and taking off at Oslo Gardemon airport.

More from around the web :

Interview with director of Norske Opera, Bjørn Simonsen

Norway king opens new opera house

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Population of Iceland

How many people live in Iceland ?

John Cleese has the answer :

The video is a commercial by John Cleese for the Icelandic bank, Kaupthing.