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In less than 2 weeks, my boyfriend and I leave for a 4 week roadtrip to Norway (we're from Belgium). We will drive to Tromso and back and we'll mainly go wildcamping. We're planning to stop a few days for hiking in Jotunheimen, Hardangervidda, Lofoten and Lyngen Alps. We are very much looking forward to experiencing the midnight sun and wildcamping (which we never did before) in this beautiful country.
I was thinking June would be the perfect period for us to go, because of the long days, not yet too crowded, lots of flowers and green and still snowy mountains (and the weather would be not too bad in general?). But maybe I was a bit too optimistic. Of course we're worried about the recent floods in southern and central parts of Norway, but we hope the effects will have decreased by the time we get there (unless it keeps on raining...). And we expect to get our fair par... more »
I'm planning to take the ferry round midnoon at June 28 from Rodbyhavn to Puttgarden. It will be 2 passengers and a car.
Is it recommended/required to book this in advance or can I just show up at the Rodby terminal and buy my ticket there?
Or is there a price difference between an advance purchase or buying it locally?
Thanks for your advice.
Hello Lonely People!,
I am planning to rent a car for about 3 Days in the third week of June. Oslo to Bergen is the route I have in mind.
Now can you suggest me the best route I can take on this journey? I would prefer something really scenic, adventurous, with a lot of sight seeing (but not too touristy).
Also, as I am completing this road in a span of 3 days, which would be best places to a spend a night at? Camping near by a fjord mountanious region or something of that sorts.
and the last question, how much would the fuel cost for this entire trip?
I specific question: is white gas/naphta available in Iceland?
And if so, also outside Reykjavik?
I'd much appreciate info on this one!
I am going to be spending a day in Copenhagen next month enroute from the U.S. to Russia. Normally, when I spend only a short amount of time in a city, I try to get by without exchanging any money and just using my credit card. That brings me to the point of this post:
How widespread is credit card usage in Copenhagen? Do most places such as trains between the airport and city center, entrance fee to places of interest such as Tivoli Gardens, restaurants, etc. accept credit cards? In other words if I am only there for one day, can I get by using a credit card only or will I be forced to exchange some of my USD for DKK?
If I do have to exchange money in CPH, does anyone know if I can exchange DKK for RUB in St. Petersburg, Russia? I am asking because that is my next destination and so it doesn't make sense to exchange leftover DKK back into USD - I will need RUB when I depart C... more »
Me, my sister and his boyfriend are going to Iceland on August to do a road trip.
We though about renting a car. I have been looking up on the websites but all the offers are very very expensive.
We will arrive at keflavik airport by night so we either rent a car at the airport and go to the hostel for the first night or we could rent a car that day aftern in keflavik downtown.
Do you guys know about any reasonable rental car shops in KeflaviK?
(with reasonable i mean 60€ per day)
thanks a lot.
Can anyone advise me a good guide of Greenland? (tha lonely planet guide is out of stock/print).
Hi, I'll be in Stockholm next week. Arriving Saturday 05/25 and stay until near end of next week, I have read from this LP forum about cheap ethnic food in the Husby area and has been planning to go there during my stay and perhaps try out some of the food there. But with the current riot situation going on, is it better to avoid that area at all even during the day time? Any first hand advice will be appreciated!
Does anyone know if petrol prices are consistent across Northern Norway at all (i.e. little variation) ? As this is what i found in Iceland last year with prices being the same almost everywhere. I know of course its expensive, but hopefully not like the UK with so much variation between town and rural. Thanks, Lee.
I've booked my flights, bought the Cicerone guide and looking forward to this trek.
I have 15 days, not including arrival/departure days.
I'd be interested in opinions from anyone who has done the trail
- if you were to stay 2 nights at any of the huts, which one(s) would you pick?
- Is it preferrable to walk E-W or W-E?
Or has anyone got a better way?
Thanks in advance for your tips!
First i wanted to go to slovenia, because wildcamping is prohibbited over there i've bin doing some research about Norway and i fell in love!
The last week of July my mate and i will go to south Norway for two weeks. We will travel by airplane to Gardermoen airport Oslo in morning. From airport to Oslo bij shuttlebus. Walk a bit in Oslo and take the awesome train ride Oslo - Bergen. Wildcamp around Bergen for 2 nights but then things become blurry.. We have a list of things we want to see and do.
- pulpit rock Stavanger
- flam railride if possible..? Or maybe Oslo- Bergen is enough...?
- geiranger fjord
- Jotunheimen NP
- fishing while wildcamping
Are there more must see's on the route?
I've bin trying to figure things out, but i don't know the best way to travel from place to place without going back a route we already travelled and we don't ... more »
Me and my husband are going to Iceland in August. I wonder if anyone knows, how its to camp there in August?
Do we need a special tent? How cold it is?
Do we need any special clothe? What do you reccoment?
Do we nedd a guide to go on tracks?
If it very bad wheather is it possible to get o room if we dont reserve in advanced?
Are there any cottages in mountins, inner land for your shelter?
So now that my trip is taking shape, Iceland and Greenland, I have a question for those reading about driving.
We now have 4 nights, with the last probably best near the airport prior to our departure back to the US.
Planning to fly to Akyureri Monday am and spend some time there for night one, drive to husavik and whale watch then spend night two in Myvatn and then drive east toward hofn. Seydifjordir may have a crafts fair on Wednesday afternoon so would aim for that, then sleep as east or close to hofn as possible depending on how tired we are..
then Thursday would aim for Skaftafell and Jokul (blue lagoon) and maybe drive to Landmannaugar... but not sure if all that is possible in one day to land in Keflavik area to sleep.
Does anyone know about this drive? I would guess 6 ish hours from Hofn to Keflavik? but not sure how long off the road it is to get to Landmannalag... more »
Hi, does anyone know if a senior from australia can get discounts on bus travel in Norway?
My wife and I will be in Stockholm for 12 days in Mid-june. Any advice for what to see or do in Stockholm? Also, any suggestions for day trips from Stockholm?
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