When we learn of critical changes to the information in our Scandinavia guidebook, we post them here. (Of course, it's still smart to reconfirm critical transportation and sightseeing details locally.) Armed with a Rick Steves guidebook and these late-breaking updates, you're set for a great trip!
- The town's tourist information office is no longer open to the public, but still offers information online at www.visitaarhus.com.
- The Moesgård Museum (prehistory) is closed until the fall of 2014, when it moves into a brand-new building.
- Train travelers headed to Jelling from Copenhagen or Aarhus must transfer in Vejle, which is connected to Jelling by hourly trains (direction: Herning) and bus #211.
- The town's tourist information office has relocated to the Torghallen market building, alongside the harbor.
- Bergen Guide Service no longer offers a daily walking tour in summer.
- The Jarlens Vaskoteque launderette has closed.
- The Bergen Folklore Show no longer has regularly scheduled programs for tourists.
- Hotel Park Bergen has a new website and email address: www.hotelpark.no, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Thon Hotel Bergen Brygge has a new email address: email@example.com.
- Skansen Pensjonat has a new email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Bergen YMCA Hostel has a new email address: email@example.com.
- Montana Family & Youth Hostel has a new email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Bike Copenhagen with Mike has a new, easier to find location at 47 Sankt Peders Stræde (near Sankt Peders Church). You'll pass right by as you follow our self-guided Copenhagen walk.
- The Museum of Danish Resistance is closed indefinitely, as it's being rebuilt following an arson attack.
- Danhostel Copenhagen Amager has a new Web address: www.danhostelcopenhagen.dk.
- Söderportsgården is no longer renting rooms, although its popular Söderportcafé music café is still operating.
- The Frobusdalen Rom guesthouse has closed.
- Color Line ferries no longer offer a discount to rail-pass travelers on the Hirtshals–Kristiansand or Hirtshals–Larvik routes.
Norway in a Nutshell
- Oslo–Bergen train: It is no longer possible to use a US-issued credit card to purchase an advance ticket for this train. But you can reserve a seat in advance by dialing 81 50 08 88 (from the US, 001-45-81-08-88) or emailing email@example.com with specifics about the ticket you need. You'll be given a reservation number to use to pick up and pay for your ticket at the train station in Norway (where you can use your credit card).
- Some copies from the second (January 2013) printing of Rick Steves' Scandinavia, 13th edition, contain a printer's error. These copies have been recalled, but if you have recently purchased this edition, check the Oslo chapter. If the heading on page 239 reads "Eating in Bratislava," return the book to your bookseller, or contact the publisher (via Bobby Dunne, firstname.lastname@example.org).
- To take our Self-Guided Tram Tour, start as described at the train station on tram #12. At the end of the line, at the Majorstuen stop, transfer to tram #19, which takes you back to the train station on a route slightly different from the tram #11 route described in the book. (All of Oslo's public transit routes explained at http://ruter.no.)
- Oslo Budget Hotel has closed.
- The Haraldsheim Youth Hostel has a new email address: email@example.com.
- The express boat between Bergen and the Sognefjord, which stops in Balestrand and Flåm, is now operated by Norled (see their website for updated prices and schedules).
- Sjøtun Camping has a new telephone number: mobile 95 06 72 61.
- Nes Gard Farmhouse B&B has new phone numbers: 57 68 39 43 and mobile 95 23 26 94.
- Drivers going from the Lustrafjord to Bergen via the Nutshell route will find some changes (most notably a new one-way stretch) in the drive from Gudvangen to road E-16.
- The city's tourist information office has a new website: www.visitstockholm.com.
- Local guide Håkan Frändén has a new email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Sweden Bookshop has closed.
- The National Museum of Fine Arts has closed for renovation; during the closure, part of its collection will be on display at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts (Fredsgatan 12, tel. 08/232-925).
- The daily military parade to the Royal Palace sets off two blocks from Nybroplan, in front of the Army Museum at Riddargatan 13.
- Hotel Gustav Vasa is now the Ibis Styles Stockholm Odenplan (tel. 08/343-801, fax 08/307-372, email@example.com).
- Hotel Bema has a new email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Kungsholmen food court near City Hall is now called the Trattorian, and has a more Italian-style cuisine (but keeps the same phone number).
- The city's tourist information office is now located across the street from the main train station (at Kungsgatan 59).
- The Hemköp grocery store is no longer located in the Åhléns department store; it's now at Dragarbruunsgatan 50 (between the train station and Stora Torget).
- The House of Emigrants no longer offers genealogical research services, but some of their databases are available to the public (the museum and its exhibits, however, are still open).