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January 19, 1992 | JACK ADLER
SAS is offering a "Visit Scandinavia Fare" that can save money on air travel within or between Denmark, Norway and Sweden. To take advantage of the program, travelers buy from one to six discount coupons for use on flights. Prices are $80 for one coupon, $160 for two, $230 for three coupons, $300 for four, $360 for five and $420 for all six. The catch is that travelers have to fly round trip to Scandinavia on SAS to qualify for the program.
June 14, 1992 | JACK ADLER
Travelers headed to Copenhagen this summer can take advantage of a city card good for free admission to more than 50 museums and attractions, plus unlimited travel on bus and rail services in the greater metropolitan area and discounts on ferries to Sweden. The card, which has to be purchased in Copenhagen, costs $20 for one day, $35 for two days and $43 for three days. These prices are valid through April 30, 1993.
April 20, 2003 | Arthur Frommer, Special to The Times
HOW can we retrace the steps of the Lewis & Clark Expedition? What are the best ways to save money on vacation? What's the least expensive of the three major Scandinavian countries to visit? We receive travel questions all the time; here are a few answers. * The 200th anniversary of the Lewis & Clark Expedition is approaching. What's the best way to make the same trip? The route taken by the Lewis & Clark Expedition begins just outside St. Louis and ends at Ft. Clatsop on the Oregon Coast.
One of Finland's celebrated designers, Ristomatti Ratia, unveiled his "Northern Lights" art glass collection at Design Finland in the Pacific Design Center recently. Son of the founder of legendary Marimekko Design, Ratia has won honors for designs in many fields, including modular furniture systems, interiors and wallpaper collections. He took a break from the showroom party at Design Finland to discuss his country, his work and the design world in general.
Sexism is supposed to be dead in the egalitarian Nordic countries, but it still haunts the home and corporate boardrooms. The socialist democracies of northern Europe take pride in 20 years of tough laws and affirmative action against sex discrimination. Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland rank high in surveys on the status of women. Citizens publicly embrace equality and women challenge men for political leadership. Despite that, career women still trail men in pay and opportunity.
December 14, 1988 | TYLER MARSHALL, Times Staff Writer
A British consultant recalled recently how Swedish delegates to an international economic conference that she attended in the 1950s were quickly dubbed "the quiet men" by other participants. "They arrived punctually, were always very polite and well-dressed but stuck together and rarely opened their mouths," said the consultant, Jean Phillips-Martinsson, who advises businesses on cultural stereotypes. "That was 30 years ago, and nothing has changed since."
December 22, 1985 | LAURIE WEINSTEIN, United Press International
Santa Claus doesn't live just at the North Pole. He lives in Finland, or maybe Norway or Sweden or Greenland or Iceland, all of which claim him--and all of which have special offices to answer letters to Santa. The five Nordic countries compete for the hearts and minds of children all over the world at this time of year, responding to hundreds of thousands of letters as Christmas approaches.
July 23, 1989 | NORMAN DASH, Times Staff Writer
The capitals of Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland are the focus of a 17-day tour sponsored by Maupintour, 1515 St. Andrews Drive, Lawrence, Kan. 66046. Highlights are three days each in Helsinki, Stockholm and Copenhagen, plus two days in Oslo. Features include trips to Norwegian fiords, a Baltic Sea cruise, the royal palaces of North Zealand, Tivoli Gardens, a ferry ride, the Sibelius monument, cathedrals, castles, palaces, Vigeland Sculpture Park, a train ride and the Knute Rockne monument.
You can add two countries to the Scandinavian itinerary on a tour from Sept. 12 to Oct. 1 that visits Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Estonia and Russia. Among the highlights are lakes, fiords, ancient castles, cathedrals and scenic drives. The trip, offered by Trafalgar Tours, begins and ends in Copenhagen. Cost: $2,150 per person, double occupancy, including hotels, most meals, ground transportation and guides. Air fare is extra.
September 24, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- A delegation of nine California state lawmakers has left on a trip to Sweden and Norway to study how the Scandinavians have advanced environmental and energy policies. The trip is one of several largely paid for over the years by the California Foundation on the Environment and the Economy, a nonprofit group funded by business and labor groups, including the oil and energy industries. “With last year's inauguration of the AB32--initiated Cap and Trade Program, and a number of deadlines on the horizon, there is an urgent need to establish a baseline of common knowledge about the complex mechanics of policy implementation and the technologies we have or will require to meet these goals,” the foundation said in a statement.
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