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8 Days w/kids in Copenhagen: add Stockholm or Norway fjords?

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8 Days w/kids in Copenhagen: add Stockholm or Norway fjords?

Hi-we will be in Copenhagen at the end of May with our three kids ages 13, 10, and 7. We're wondering if there will be plenty to do to keep everyone occupied (we like museums, art, culture, and outdoor adventure, and the kids like amusement parks, exploring, and anything "cool" or "exciting" (-: ) or if we will regret not taking a few days to either go up to Stockholm (our daughters have read/watched all the Pippi Longstocking in preparation for our trip but not sure going all the way up and back to Stockholm is worth the effort for the Astrid Lindgren park) or over to Oslo for a day or two Norway in a Nutshell type trip through the fjords. Anyone have any insight on whether we should limit ourselves to Copenhagen and surrounding areas reachable by train day trips (we weren't going to rent a car, but let me know if we should!) or if we have time for a few days somewhere else--and whether it should be Stockholm or Oslo/fjords/Bergen? Thanks so much in advance!

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1. Re: 8 Days w/kids in Copenhagen: add Stockholm or Norway fjords?

Your kids might find following fun:

Experimentariet

Blue planet

Tivoli

Bakken (another amusement park in klampenborg; 20 min direct train ride from cph no entrance fee)

If you were to rent a car then there's an amusement park about an hours drive south of copenhagen called bonbon land which caters very much to the age range of your kids

Another day trip if you rented a car could be a visit to møns klint. Its one of the most stunning places in Denmark imo and there's a geocenter for kids. Try to google it

If you don't have a car other day trips could be:

- Roskilde city. It's a 30 min direct train ride from cph central station. There's a well known Viking museum if you're children are into that

- kronborg palace (where hamlet took place)

- Frederiksborg castle and gardens. Very beautiful

- Louisiana - this is great if you're into art. Located right out to the water

Taking the Oslo overnight boat from Copenhagen is a nice way to get into the city. They have these mini cruises where you leave Copenhagen on day 1. Get to Oslo on day 2. Have about 6 hours to see the city and then return to boat and arrive next day in Copenhagen.

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2. Re: 8 Days w/kids in Copenhagen: add Stockholm or Norway fjords?

Thanks! Yes, we have most of those on our list, sounds great. The overnight to Oslo is a good option, thx! Mainly just wondering if anyone has thoughts about Stockholm (& Vimmerby for Astrid Lindgren park) vs. Norway in a Nutshell/fjords since we'll probably only have time to add one of the two. Thanks!!

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3. Re: 8 Days w/kids in Copenhagen: add Stockholm or Norway fjords?

Be aware that the Vimmerby is a bit away from Stockholm. Not quite sure about how to get there from Stockholm without a car - ask in the Stockholm forum. So it might be taking up a few days to go there and back.

Stockholm is in many ways similar to Copenhagen. So the Nutshell tour in Norway will give you something completely different (nature).

If you want a substitute for the Vimmerby, maybe the Legoland in Billund could be something. It's doable on a day trip (rent a car) from Copenhagen, but you might want to spend the night there before or after to awoid too much driving in one day.

Edited: 24 January 2018, 21:14
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