Whoaoaoaoaoh! You know how DC and I were hoping to go to Norway this summer because our friends Kaspar and Sabine are getting married there? And even though we were excited by the prospect, we were nervous because the tickets were looking very expensive (~$1100-$1500 each)?
Yeah, well. Kaspar sent an email this morning about a special deal from Scandanavian Airlines, a Swedish carrier. The prices they were offering were amazing; Kaspar said he never sees deals like this for the summer, and he flies to Norway pretty often.
The dates are a little tricky, since I’m going to be at a conference in Canada up until August 2, and the wedding is the 5th. I tried every combination of dates that seemed workable, and everything was showing up as sold out. Kaspar recommended that I call the airline directly, which I did, and I was on hold for 45 minutes listening to some Swedish lady say “Thank you foh waiting. Please hode.” But I was tenacious, and when I finally got through, another lovely Swedish lady totally helped me out.
Wednesday, August 2: Fly from Toronto to Chicago (time TBD)
Wednesday, August 2: Meet Denny in Chicago; fly to Stockholm, Sweden
Thursday, August 3: Arrive in Stockholm; connect to Oslo, Norway
Thursday, August 3: Get to Bergen, Norway one way or another (apparently there’s a gorgeous train ride through the mountains we could take, or else it’s a half-hour flight)
We should be plenty rested by the wedding on Saturday. Hooray! Best of all, we saved a whoooole lot of money. I love Swedish ladies.