Jan 23, 2008

Tips for Traveling in Scandinavia

Scandinavia is a geographical and very historic region located between Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe; this includes Denmark, Sweden and Norway. There are varieties of tours you get to see at Scandinavia plus you get to stay on its luxurious hotel.

Driving isn’t a problem! You get to experience a fantastic driving with its excellent roads and easy to understand traffic signs. Just take these simple yet very useful driving tips while in Scandinavia:
•Drive on the right hand side of the road.
•Wearing seatbelt inside the car is a MUST.
•Dipped headlights required 24 hours a day.
•A driver should be at least 18 years of age.
•A warning triangle is required.
•Don’t drive under the influence of alcohol.
•Don’t drive while using a mobile phone.
•For motorcycle, he should a safety helmet.

It’s also important to take limit on your speed. On smaller roads, speed limit ranges from 70 to 80 km/hr and 30 to 50 km/hr when in residential. Take a look below on some speed limits:
•Denmark motorways – 130km/hr
•Norway motorways – 90km/hr or 100 km/hr
•Swedish motorways – 110km/hr

The “Great Belt Bridge” or the Eastern Bridge between Sealand and Funen in Denmark has the 2nd longest free span in the world. Normally, a fee is being applied when crossing the “Great Belt Bridge” and the “Öresund Bridge” between Malmö in Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark. The cost will depend on the vehicle type. These two bridges make traveling to Europe and Scandinavia easier. Road tolls are also important when traveling to Norway. There have been forty five road tolls in 2007, half of it have electronic fee collection known as the, AUTOPASS.

When you plan to travel, it is convenient to approach some travel guide companies. Cheaperthanhotels makes your trip so worthy. They provide route planners between cities and hotel stopovers. Try to view these pages: Sweden Hotels; Stockholm Hotels; Norway Hotels and Oslo Hotels.
Roads in Norway are close during winter season but the main mountain crossings are intended to stay open throughout the cold season. Everyone should remember this before going on any longer trips or crossing the mountains. Road closures will vary on weather conditions. For further information, please contact the Road User Information Centre. When in Norway simply call 175 (+47 815 48 991 from abroad). Service is open 24 hours.

Some elegant hotels in Scandinavia together with The Öresund Bridge and The Great Belt Bridge:

Jan 18, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day Ecards

Valentine's Day is much approaching. Have you prepared something for your love one's? Valentines Day are not just exclusively for lovers, it's for everyone;for your parents, friends, and other family members. Show them your love and be grateful on all the things they did for you.

Happy Valentine's Day Ecards - Love is the most wonderful of all feelings in this world. It's Valentine's Day and what could be a better time to let your dear ones know that you love them.