Europe - Scandinavia & the Nordics
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I am flying to Schweden, more precisely Stockholm, this June to experience a good midsummer festival somewhere out in the nature. Which place can you recommend?
I heard that there should be a good, traditional event, where also strangers can join easily, at one of the smaller lakes near the big lakes Vänern and Vättern, but this was the precisest Information I got. If you have any more detailed idea, please let me know!
Thank's in advance!
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we urgently need your help. We would like to see the huge and well-known waterfall which is located in Mudus National Park. Given that we are using public transport it would be very useful to receive some information how to get there. Until now we've only found tips concerning car access to a parking lot which is called Skaite.
Has anybody of you done this trip the way we plan to do it.
We warmly welcome any tips you can offer!
It's quite hard to find enough and reliable information on the internet therefore we rely on your knowledge.
Many thanks in advance!
I am thinking to get a Scanrail Pass- four or five days travel between July 13th-18th. I want to travel north from Umea in Sweden crossing into Finland through Haparanda up through Inari and cross into Norway to Alta then up to Nordkapp and then back down to Stockholm. Has anybody done a similiar journey using a rail pass and is it feasible to accomplish this in four or five days. I know it is a very long distance and I will have to take some bus trips in the far north, stay in a hostel or hotel two or three nights while having a sleeping berth on one or two overnight trains, especially from some town in the north back down to Stockholm. I need to be back in Stockholm for a flight to Canada by the 18th mid-morning.
Any tips or suggestions about this trip will be greatly appreciated especially in terms of using a Scanrail pass to maximise the distances and possible discount... more »
I'm going to visit the waterfalls above and all the others on my way to Asbyrgi.
I'm confused which way is the best to do it/ From the west bank or the East.
I read about a new paved road on the west but does it arrive to all the waterfalls?
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 »
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