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Polar Lights & NY

Hello,

we were dreaming to see the Northen Lights and finally ready to go! The plan is to spend 4 days in Tromso hunting auroras right after the NY day.

we are thinking if to spend the NY night itself in Oslo or in Tromso? I assume staying in Oslo should be more fun, but it also means decreasing the opportunity to see auroras by one night as Oslo is too much illuminated... what would you recommend?

thanks a lot in advance!

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Traveling to Oslo December 30th - January 2

Hi all

Taking my first trip to Oslo (and later, Copenhagen) from December 30th - January 1st or 2nd. I currently live in Manhattan in NYC.

I know it's not a lot of time, but I want to get as much packed in as I can. A few interests I have are:

The Munch Museum
Norwegian Museum of Cultural History
The best thrift/vintage shopping for clothing, small home items, etc.
Gay nightlife (especially on NYE)
Other nightlife (good bars, restaurants, etc).
Any surrounding countryside (needs to be pretty…

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Svalbard

All booked and ready to go for four days in Longyearbyen! Arriving on the 23rd of January.

Anyone else going around that time?

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Svalbard observatory

Has anyone visited the Svalbard observatory near Longyearbyen? Is there a realistic way to visit it without driving yourself? I read there are taxis in town, but I guess taxis won't stay at the observatory so what about the way back?

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Svalbard in February 2015 - Activities?

Hello,

I've just booked flights and accommodation for Svalbard, arriving 25 Feb for a week. The good news - and a tip for other tourists I guess - is it's an awful lot cheaper than it was a few years ago, mainly thanks to the rise of Norwegian Air as a budget carrier. Return flights from London for under 200 Sterling.

I wanted to see the light very early in the year, and ideally photograph it. I've read enough to know that wondering off on your own is a non-starter with the bears and the…

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two-days trip from Oslo? (Flam train being closed down, need a change of plan)

Hi,
My boyfriend and I are going to Norway for three days next week-end. We've already been to Oslo so we want to spend three days out discovering the fjords and see the Norwegian landscapes.
We were thinking of going to Bergen, maybe stay one night, and do a fjord cruise from Bergen. We wanted to go Flam but the NSB website says that due to floods the train to Flam is closed... We're not sure about Bergen as it seems like a bit city and our plan was to spend maybe on or two nights in a cozy and…

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Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock) is Magnificent

If you;re headed to Norway my fellow travelers, may I just say that I believe Preikestolen is an absolute must see. It will take your breath away, and it is well worth the trip.
http://www.richtrek.com/2014/10/preikestolen-pulpit-rock-gods-view-of.html -- here are some photos/ videos of what you'll find when you go there. Hope it serves

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Jotunheimen glacier walk and Besseggen Ridge hike

Hi there,

I'll be traveling to Norway with my boyfriend at the end of July/early August. We'd like to do a glacier walk and the Besseggen ridge hike, with the itinerary we're looking at it will make the most sense to do these on back-to-back days. We're both in our late 20s and are fit, but we are not fitness nuts.

With regards to the glacier hike, I've contacted Jotunheimen glacier guides (http://jotunheimenglacierguides.com/) about their Blue Ice Trek, but they haven't written me back (~1…

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Weather

Just a quick heads up: This week we're seeing some pretty heavy flooding in the western parts of norway, with closed and destroyed bridges, washed away houses and some evacuations. No persons reported injuried as of yet, and we hope it will remain so. Aside from news and radio (who for the most is in norwegian) there are some web resources that can help you in determining if your travel destination or route is affected:
First of all the weather service
Then there's the traffic information on…

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Svalbard

Hi,

Thinking about Svalbard in January.. Anyone with experience of the Polar Night and is it worth seeing? Looks like I would be travelling alone as can't get any one to try this adventure.There is some hours of twilight as far as I know, hopefully with snow reflections etc it would be brighter..

Anyway.. If any one has any experience let me know :)