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Traveling to Iceland Post COVID – My Return

November 3, 2021

Icelandair flight

On my way to Iceland… finally!

In January of 2020 I returned home from Iceland, after a great tradeshow, not knowing that visiting Iceland anytime in the foreseeable future would simply be impossible. I did not know what was about to hit us. No one knew.

Much uncertainty took place and many months passed until an announcement was made on March 16th, 2021 (my 48th birthday), that Iceland would once again welcome tourists from the USA. Music to my ears! Fast forward 7 more months and I was boarding a plane, once again, to Keflavik. The trip was for another tradeshow, Vestnorden 2021, taking place in the Keflavik region. Understandably, my excitement was at a maximum.

Here I will share with you my experience and tell you what post-COVID Iceland looks like.
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The Best Ways to Travel Between Scandinavian Countries

December 7, 2020

by Marcelo Guimaraes – Founder & Owner of Discover Scandinavia Tours

travel in Scandinavia

On my way to Scandinavia! (2018) SCANDINAVIA TOURS: MANY OPTIONS FOR TRANSPORTATION

Scandinavia Tours: Many Options For Transportation

Scandinavia – land of the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun – offers a robust and diverse transportation system, which allows you to travel efficiently and comfortably… if you know how to get around. The good news is: if you don’t, you may end up enjoying more scenery than you planned. Planning those adventures is ALL we do at Discover Scandinavia Tours.

Let’s look at the many ways you can move from country to country and also within each of the 5 Scandinavian nations: Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. (more…)

How to Pay for Things When Vacationing in Scandinavia

November 9, 2020

by Marcelo Guimaraes – Founder & Owner of Discover Scandinavia Tours

  1. Introduction – Travel Money

Scandinavian CurrencyI still remember being a preteen and going with my dad to the bank to buy traveler’s cheques for our upcoming international family trip. But that was the early 80s and things have changed much since (I miss the music, tough… and Atari). It has become much simpler to travel abroad and pay for goods and services, but that aspect of traveling is still a source of questions when preparing for an international adventure.

Many questions from our clients who are about to travel to Scandinavia have to do with money: how do I pay for things over there? Do they accept US dollars? Do I need to carry cash? How much should I plan on spending on food? Let’s take a look at some of those questions and answer them on this article. (more…)

Tipping Etiquette in Scandinavia – Tips on Tips

November 5, 2020

by Marcelo Guimaraes – Founder & Owner of Discover Scandinavia Tours

  1. Introduction

Vacationing here, in the USA, generally involves a lot of tipping. Depending on where you stay and what you do, you are expected to tip your waiters, guides, drivers… the list goes on and on. In fact, preparing a gratuity budget is not a bad idea.

That is different when you vacation in Scandinavia, though. Let’s take a look into the expectations and etiquette for tipping in Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland, for various services. (more…)

3 Family Activities in Denmark

February 6, 2019

Filed under: Scandinavian Attractions,Travel Info — discoverscandinaviatours @ 8:16 am

Are you planning a trip to Denmark and Scandinavia? Are you looking for fun family activities in Denmark? Denmark is a great country for all ages. From small kids to adults there is something for everybody. Here we will be talking about 3 great activities that the whole family can enjoy.

3 Fun Family Activities in Denmark

1. Legoland Billund

One of my absolute favorites, maybe because I have two “brick crazy” kids at home, is Legoland, Billund. This is the original Legoland park, and it opened its doors in 1968. A lot has happened since that. Today the park is a combination of Lego, adventures, rides, shows and water fun.

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