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(Atlas Obscura)   My family and I are going to Oslo and Copenhagen for a week in May. We've done the usual research, but I want to hear from travelers and/or locals. What would you suggest seeing/doing? Mostly city and surrounding area suggestions   ( atlasobscura.com) divider line
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2018-03-04 12:23:35 PM  
I have no tips for you, but enjoy your holiday.
 
2018-03-04 12:41:24 PM  
Kierkegaard's grave in Copenhagen.

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2018-03-04 12:48:52 PM  
Try the snuff
 
2018-03-04 12:51:37 PM  
Butt stuff. The answer is always butt stuff.
 
2018-03-04 01:37:06 PM  
Oslo: natural blondes.
 
2018-03-04 01:59:21 PM  
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2018-03-04 02:00:11 PM  
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Take a tour of the dip factory.
 
2018-03-04 02:14:42 PM  
Don't know how it is in May, but I was there one July, and the Sun never sets. (OK, maybe for three hours}. Everybody speaks English, they just don't like to.
 
2018-03-04 02:20:50 PM  
Lived in Denmark for a bit. Definitely go see kronborg castle, visit Tivoli and Christiania. Eat some amazing cheese and ice cream 🍦 seriously their ice cream is farking out of this world. Also have a weird but delicious footling street hot dog for me.
 
2018-03-04 02:26:54 PM  
Maritime museum in Oslo.

Also, the blondes
 
2018-03-04 02:41:44 PM  
I'd avoid the mermaid statue in Copenhagen.  It's completely overrated and swarming with tourists.

Nyhaven is a must see, but be careful as the restaurants on that street are extremely overpriced.

Speaking of which, be prepared for sticker shock.

And as long as I'm giving out advice, tell your wife to stop calling me.
 
2018-03-04 02:46:41 PM  
Vigeland Park and Viking Ship Museum in Oslo.
 
2018-03-04 03:33:35 PM  
Get a Mr. Mime on Pokemon Go for one of your kids friends that needs it. They'll have an old smartphone that they can lend you logged into their account, and do it with WiFi. Such friend of one of your kids will be forever grateful. Only available in Europe.
 
2018-03-04 03:50:58 PM  

BalugaJoe: Kierkegaard's grave in Copenhagen.

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No. If you're going to pay homage, find Ben Webster's grave.
 
2018-03-04 03:57:22 PM  
Never been to Oslo, but Copenhagen is the loveliest city I've ever been in. Better than Paris. My criterion: human scale.  You can't swing a dead cat in Paris without hitting a damn monument. Copenhagen breathes. Copenhagen has a lovely scale,

If you want a tourist thing to do, go to the Natural History museum or whatever it's called.

Mostly, walk around. Go to Osterbro and Norrebro  and  just walk around. That's so when you return to the US you'll despair at the difference.There are cafes and stuff, but mostly you''ll discover what a modern city can be if people believe in cities.
 
2018-03-04 03:59:25 PM  

yakmans_dad: Never been to Oslo, but Copenhagen is the loveliest city I've ever been in. Better than Paris. My criterion: human scale.  You can't swing a dead cat in Paris without hitting a damn monument. Copenhagen breathes. Copenhagen has a lovely scale,


That was a direct descendant of Napoleon's cat.  Stop swinging their monuments.
 
2018-03-04 04:09:48 PM  

yakmans_dad: Never been to Oslo, but Copenhagen is the loveliest city I've ever been in. Better than Paris. My criterion: human scale.  You can't swing a dead cat in Paris without hitting a damn monument. Copenhagen breathes. Copenhagen has a lovely scale,

If you want a tourist thing to do, go to the Natural History museum or whatever it's called.

Mostly, walk around. Go to Osterbro and Norrebro  and  just walk around. That's so when you return to the US you'll despair at the difference.There are cafes and stuff, but mostly you''ll discover what a modern city can be if people believe in cities.


That's one of our plans. We have 12 people going, so there will be compromise between what we want/can see. We have all the major attractions listed, but I've always found it's best to ask those that have been for their opinion.Thanks for the replies all.

#FreeNapoleonsCat
 
2018-03-04 05:02:24 PM  
You'll want to rent bicycles in Copenhagen.
 
2018-03-04 05:31:08 PM  

Kevin72: Get a Mr. Mime on Pokemon Go for one of your kids friends that needs it. They'll have an old smartphone that they can lend you logged into their account, and do it with WiFi. Such friend of one of your kids will be forever grateful. Only available in Europe.


Another reason to consider doing Pokemon Go with the kids in Norway. I posted this Januay 12, right after Trump's sh*thole comment:


Our first LGBT President (Lying, Grifting, Bullying, Treasonous) has scored some new medals:
-Embarrassment-in-Chief
-Racist-in-Chief
-Pottymouth-in-Chief
for referring to people living in Africa and Haiti as living in "excrement" holes (not his word) and why should we let them into America. (Well duh, to share the opportunity, but the most "I got mine" man in America couldn't see that).

But that's not why I'm writing. We knew all that already. What fascinates me is that he chose Norway as the perfect country that we "should" be letting immigrants from. Why Norway?

We recently found out that in the hour before the Prime Minister of Norway was to meet with Trump, she was playing Pokemon Go. Most people upon hearing that would say "What????!!!!" But I say "Brilliant!!!!".

Apparently playing that got her mood to be empathetic with that of a 12 year old boy/manchild. And trapping mythological creatures. It must have worked, Trump arranged for Norway to be able to buy some B52s. And apparently he is under her spell, thinking Norwegians are the best people in the world, can more immigrate to America instead of those Africans and Haitians.

Go Pokemon Go!
 
2018-03-04 05:32:58 PM  
Viking Ships museum and changing of the guard in Oslo. Pretty standard stuff but we liked it. Oh, and Frogner Park.. do NOT miss Frogner. And maybe the Sonja Henie statue.
 
2018-03-04 05:33:04 PM  
Go someplace warm instead.
 
2018-03-04 05:34:01 PM  
Kill a hobo right before you leave to come home. They'll never catch you.
 
2018-03-04 05:46:26 PM  
There's a 7-11 in Copenhagen where a guy says you can get a hand job behind the dumpster if you go inside and bring him a pint (1/2 litre, whatever, the little bottle) of Akvavit. The guy slams the Akvavit and then walks out in the street and laughs. What are you gonna do? Demand a hand job in the street? Total rip off.

At least that's what a friend told me.
 
2018-03-04 06:13:50 PM  
Copenhagen? I've never been but I hear it's wonderful, wonderful.
 
2018-03-04 06:17:12 PM  

TheAugurofDunlain: Copenhagen? I've never been but I hear it's wonderful, wonderful.


No, that was Jimmy Buffett singing about Mexico.

Pretty sure that guy has been to Mexico.
 
2018-03-04 07:09:36 PM  
 
2018-03-04 07:19:11 PM  

sonnyboy11: Viking Ships museum and changing of the guard in Oslo. Pretty standard stuff but we liked it. Oh, and Frogner Park.. do NOT miss Frogner. And maybe the Sonja Henie statue.


Just read about Frogner park. We have 3 children under 8, so we should have great time.
 
2018-03-04 08:58:58 PM  
Trolltunga in Hardangerfjord Norway

Fredericksborg Castle in Hillerod, Denmark

Do try to enjoy an authentic smorgasbord, bread, cheese and Danish pastry. The pastries in particular are nothing like the Danish pastry in the US, even at Solvang.
Have fun!
 
2018-03-04 09:19:27 PM  
A.  Those furriners pronounce 'Copenhagen' real funny.

B.  You don't say, but I'll assume you're from the U.S. because of course.  I'll tell a short story.  I spent a week in Bergen for a meeting.  We all commented that the Norwegians were friendly enough  but only after you talked to them, and were kind of standoffish unless you made that effort to engage them.  I asked a cabbie about it on the way to the airport when we left (cabbies there take their cabs very seriously, BTW.  Immaculate was just the start).  He explained it.  "Once people hear you talk, they know you're American and everybody likes you.  Until then, though, they think you might be German."

So try not to act German.
 
2018-03-04 09:40:10 PM  

Sliding Carp: A.  Those furriners pronounce 'Copenhagen' real funny.

B.  You don't say, but I'll assume you're from the U.S. because of course.  I'll tell a short story.  I spent a week in Bergen for a meeting.  We all commented that the Norwegians were friendly enough  but only after you talked to them, and were kind of standoffish unless you made that effort to engage them.  I asked a cabbie about it on the way to the airport when we left (cabbies there take their cabs very seriously, BTW.  Immaculate was just the start).  He explained it.  "Once people hear you talk, they know you're American and everybody likes you.  Until then, though, they think you might be German."

So try not to act German.


Definitely an Amerikaner, and unfortunately I only speak Deutsch un Englisch. Some others know French, Albanian, and Spanish so no help there.

Trolltunga looks amazing. I'm trying to convince a few to stay a few extra days to head out towards Bergen, hopefully we can see some that as well.
 
2018-03-04 11:03:29 PM  
 
2018-03-05 02:01:19 AM  
Copenhagen, take a train or bus the the burbs:

http://cphpost.dk/news/sleeping-giant​s​-lurking-in-the-undergrowth-of-copenha​gens-suburbs.html

also in town

https://theculturetrip.com/europe/den​m​ark/articles/the-10-best-restaurants-i​n-copenhagen-s-meatpacking-district/

If you want a quick walking tour in town, let me know and I'll draw what I consider an interesting (to me)  route.
 
2018-03-05 10:05:37 AM  
See the løveli lakes, the wøndërful telephøne system, and mäni interesting furry animals, including the majestik møøse.

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