Friday, 29 August 2008

Stockholm 747 hostel

Visitors to Stockholm could soon have a new option for cheap airport accommodation – a Boeing 747 at Arlanda airport. Plans have been approved to open up a Jumbo hostel which may open as early as December.



Stockholm could then have a really good range of hostels including a boat and a prison

Uppsala businessman Oscar Diös has been given permission by airport owner LFV and the Swedish National Roads Administration to open a youth hostel in a Jumbo Jet parked by the airport entrance.

Diös plans to rip out the plane’s 500 seats and instead install 80 beds. The cockpit will be made into a suite, and some of the equipment will be preserved.

”The challenge is that nobody has done this before, so there’s no precedent. But essentially it’s like fitting out any kind of metal barracks,” Diös told newspaper UNT.

Uppsala Council’s building and traffic committee said it was positive towards the unusual hostel.


The plane (pictured above) being used by Diös was previously owned by Swedish charter company Transjet. It has been grounded since the company had its license revoked in 2002. It has since then stood by the airport’s third runway.

Until it's ready we recommend hostelbookers for bookings hostels in Stockholm

Friday, 22 August 2008

BA sale on Stockholm and Helsinki Flights

BA sale now on !

Book by 23rd September 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
Helsinki - from Heathrow (£69), and to Helsinki via LHR from Aberdeen; Glasgow; Edinburgh; Newcastle and Manchester (all at £113)

Stockholm - from Heathrow (£55), and to Stockholm via LHR from Aberdeen; Glasgow; Edinburgh; Newcastle and Manchester (all at £99)

Why it might be worth paying a bit extra to fly BA
Fly to the main airports of Stockholm / Helsinki
Snack (usually a sandwich) and drink included
You can change flights for £30 plus any fare difference
Business class upgrade available - £69 on Stockholm, £122 on Helsinki.


For Stockholm, also check Sterling, who also fly to the main airport (Arlanda).
From Britain, Sterling flies from Gatwick, East Midlands and Edinburgh.

Prices are one way and include taxes and charges.

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

DFDS Denmark wildlife cruise

DFDS Seaways has just launched a fantastic two-night ORCA sealife-watching mini cruise to Denmark for the bargain price of just £84 per person -- a small price to pay for the chance to see whales, dolphins and seals in their natural habitat.




















Departing from Harwich, Essex, the offer is available to book between 4 September and 31 October, and includes the following:

  • Two nights' Inside Cabin accommodation on the Dana Sirena
  • A wildlife pack including an onboard ORCA presentation, storytelling for kids and wildlife watching on deck
  • An afternoon to explore the Danish coastal city of Esjberg
Click here to find out more.
Telephone booking fee of £10 applies so book online.
All prices are inclusive of charges and taxes and correct at 20th August 2008.

Stieg Larsson paperback

The Stieg Larsson book that has been a phenomenon in Scandinavia is now out in paperback.

The Observer called it:
A striking novel, full of passion, an evocative sense of place and subtle insights into venal, corrupt minds


It's half price at Amazon at the moment.

Monday, 18 August 2008

Cheaper Sterling Airlines Flights

Sterling Airlines have announced a late summer sale on flights to Scandinavia.
It is possible to save 50% on that total cost of flights.

Book between 18th August and 25th August.
Travel between 1st September and 29th March.

List of Sterling flights from the UK:


Gatwick
Aalborg
Billund
Copenhagen
Gothenberg (Via Copenhagen)
Malmo
Oslo
Stockholm

East Midlands
Copenhagen
Oslo
Stockholm

Edinburgh
Copenhagen
Stockholm

Friday, 1 August 2008

Hostels in Iceland















We have been looking for budget accommodation for a trip to Iceland and have to hand it to website "Hostelbookers" which have a great selection of Hostels in Iceland including 20 options in Reykjavik. It's not just hostels, it's also guesthouses and other inexpensive lodging. Despite the recent fall in the Icelandic Crown, Reykjavik isn't exactly cheap so pre-booking accommodation so you know how much you will be paying is a good idea.

Here's why we rate this website :
  • Hostels rated and reviewed by previous customers
  • Over 2,500 destinations worldwide
  • Search hostels by location then by price or ratings
  • No registration required - just search and book!
  • No booking fees
For more up-market hotel options in Iceland have a look at www.nordichotels.co.uk for more.
If you want to compare hotel prices try Kelkoo.

And for cheapish flights to Reykjavik have a look at Iceland Express