Thursday, 30 April 2009

Legoland Billund

Been looking for information on travelling to Legoland in Denmark and found this page from DFDS

For 2009 Legoland is now a major resort because it is combined with Lalandia, an amazing destination for family holidays with a superb aquadome and excellent facilities including bowling, a huge lego room, tennis, face painting, archery etc etc.

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Under 21 Euro football in Sweden

U21 Euro football cup

What dates are the UEFA under 21 finals games in Sweden ?

The U21 final tournament will be held in Sweden in June 2009. The UEFA Under 21 Football Championship Final will be played in Malmö.  The tournament will be from 15th June - 29th June.

Which Teams will be playing

For the finals there are two groups :
In group A - Sweden, Belarus, Italy and Serbia
In group B - Spain, Germany, England, Finland

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Iceland Express change from Stansted to Gatwick

Just a quick reminder that it's only a couple of weeks until Iceland Express flights from London to Reykjavik (KEF) will be departing and arriving from London Gatwick (LGW) instead of London Stansted (STN). The first day at Gatwick for Iceland Express is the first of May 2009.

Under 21 football finals in Malmo

Only a couple of months to go until the UEFA Under 21 football finals 2009 in Sweden.

The new stadium at Malmö is ready and looking good. As often happens when a new stadium envigorates a football club, the local team Malmö FF have had a good start to the season, winning 3 and drawing 1 in the "AllSvenskan" league.

In the city of Malmö now there is a countdown clock for the kick off the first game.
To get to Malmo and southern Sweden, get a flight to Copenhagen with Cimber Sterling, SAS or good old Bristish Airways. You can also drive and sail from Harwich in Essex to Esbjerg in Denmark with DFDS.

Here are the fixtures that will be hed in the new Malmö stadium :

16 June 2009 - Sweden V Belarus
19 June 2009 - Belarus V Serbia
23 June 2009 - Serbia V Sweden
29 June 2009 - Final

The England fixtures for the U21 tournament are

15 June 2009 - England V Finland played in Halmstad
18 June 2009 - Spain V England played in Gothenburg
22 June 2009 - Germany V England played in Halmstad

To buy tickets, an English speaking phone line is at +46-(0)77-170 70 70

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Iceland Express Discount !

Because Iceland Express is changing it's London departure point from Stansted to Gatwick for it's flights to Reykjavik they have put a promotion on flights departing in May on the "new" route.

Book before : 26th April 2009

Travel : any dates in May 2009

Price : From £49pp each way - including taxes and charges.

Important : I've checked this out and you have to click on the link about the £49 flights to get them. There was good availability when I looked £2 out and £8 in, both before tax. Compared to doing a normal search which was much more expensive so use the link !

Going to Iceland is an amazing experience. Here are a couple of my photos from a trip I was lucky enough to go in last summer. . . 

Fly SAS to Copenhagen and get a freebie

SAS have swapped their free city card offer from Stockholm flights to Copenhagen flights. I've put the UK offer below but I belive this offer is valid on all routes to Copenhagen except flights from within Scandinavia.

Book a SAS flight to Stockholm and get a free Copenhagen city card.
Below, I have copied SAS's lowest one way fares but you do have to book a return to get the offer.

London Heathrow  fromBirmingham from 
London City fromAberdeen from
Manchester from

To get the free CPH card you have to :
  • Book a return SAS ticket to Copenhagen to travel between April 1 and May 31, 2009.
  • Present your ticket itinerary when picking up your card at Copenhagen Airport Service Center, 
    Terminal 3 in the arrival hall to the left just after having cleared customs.
    Opening hours : daily from 0600am - 1100pm.
When flying with SAS you don't get meals or drinks in economy but you do get to put your luggage in the hold without a fee, choose your seat online and they do have a child discount.
Another option for flights to Copenhagen is Cimber Sterling who fly from Edinburgh and Gatwick.

Friday, 17 April 2009

Win a trip to Finland

Win a trip to Helsinki

No such thing as a free lunch ?. Have a look at win holiday and you might start to disagree. Every day they list a free to enter online competition with a holiday or flights as prize.

Here's one they tipped us off about :

You could win 3 nights at the Hotel Klaus K in Helsinki. The hotel is a state of the art design hotel in the heart of Helsinki.

You will also get finnair flights from the UK and a dinner one night at Restaurant Saaga as well as a Helsinki card which is one of those cards that gives you free access / queue jumping to most of the main attractions in a city.

Full Details and entry form at CNtraveller

Enter before the 28th April.

Good Luck !

Friday, 10 April 2009

Cheaper car hire in Sweden

Car Hire in Sweden offer (from the masses of Email I am trawling through now) that I spotted that might be worth a look if you are coming to Scandinavia this summer.

15% off car hire in Sweden. This offer is from AVIS and here is the details.

Basically, have the car rental in June, July and August but book before end April.