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it's been quite a while I want to visit both Greenland and Spitzbergen. but seeing the cost of such trips, I'm not sure I want to spend say one or two weeks in these two parts of the world. maybe a small sidetrip of 2 to 4 days (either from Iceland for Greenland or Tromso for Spitzbergen) could be enough for one of the two.
my main questions are which one deserves more time and how different are both ?
from my very meager knowledge, I'd say Greenland has local people and civilization when Spitzbergen only has westerners and not a civilization per se. I'm also thinking Greenland is also greener and rockier (especially in the South which is much easier to visit) when Spitzbergen gets more ice.
I'm also pretty sure parts of both destinations are pretty similar.
isn't Greenland very much like North of Canada or North of Norway or parts of Iceland (where I alread... more »
Do you think if I take the overnight train Stavanger Oslo arriving Oslo at 7 27 I'm ok to catch a plane at 11 30? I mean, are there likely to be delays in trains? Thanks!
I see there's a 5.5 hour express boat trip (stopping at 10 small towns) or a 3 hour bus ride. Is the boat journey scenic and worth the extra time? or is the bus trip better? ~Barbara
Any ideas for wildlife spotting day trips or places to go in Tromso for wildlife in December. I have a spare day in my itinery.
What wildlife may I expect to keep an eye out for at that time of year?
Can anyone tell me if the Clarion Collection Hotel With is near a bus stop that serves the airport?
Will it be easy enough to work out where to get off bus for this hotel?
I've read the train Oslo to Bergen is beautiful. My question is -do you think doing that journey by car will be equally beautiful? We're going to rent one to go to Jostaldebreen,etc. and it's simply more practical than going back to Oslo again to do the train. Thanks!
I have looked at the 7 day trip on Hurtigruten Coastal Ferry but have decided that it is a little expensive. Does anyone have information on using it as a passenger ferry as per the locals. I would like to view a timetable and costs.
The itineraries offered by travel agents seem fascinating and tempting - but they are expensive. It appears they use mostly (only ??) public transport, and from reviews on tripadvisor I find that they leave something to be desired: overcrowded (ferry)boat, no tour guide activity. Hence it appears that it could easily be done without the agents. - But is this so ? Will the bus from Voss to Gudvangen be the agents' bus or is it a public bus which can be used by anybody ? Or the boat? And would there be alternatives ?
We have a further reason for asking: the agents don't give any discounts for elderly people, But the statsbanen (national railway) - whose service the agents make use of! - do! In our case it would involve a 50 % discount on the railway part on the long, long haul from Bergen to Oslo, and possibly on the Flam-Railway, since we are both over 67.
Any help greatly a... more »
First I apologize for my English, I hope you will understand me and give some advice.
We intend to travel to Norway in june-july (26.06-07.07) .
We fly into Oslo and live Norway from Oslo ( Torp Aeroport) .
We travel on buget, we try to travel by public transport and if we cannot do that in a rezonable time or price , we rent a car.But we prefer public transport.
We have hotel reservation :
26-30.06 – Oslo
03.07-05.07 – Geiranger
05.07-06.07 - Alesund
From Oslo to Bergen we travel by train.But I have a question.We intend to travel from Flam to Myrdal and return by train.Can we buy a train ticket from Oslo to Bergen and
interrupt the jurney in Flam and go to Myrdal and return - and after take the next train to Bergen?
I mean there is the possibility to interrupt the jurney for a few hours in a station ?
I think it is ch... more »
We're planning a two weeks vacation in Norway (mid - end of august).
We travel by public transport.
We're actually no huge planners, but because of the prices in norway, we would like to consider if we already need to book miniprix tickets for the beginning and end of the trip (so we still have some flexibility in the middle of the trip)
we fly into oslo and also leave oslo back to belgium so we need to do a roundtrip.
We would like to do this places:
- jotunheimen or hardangervidda: +which is the nicest place to do some hiking/wildcamping for /- 3 days and is the best accesible by public transport
- stavanger - preikestolen
Someone some advice?
What is the best itinerary? (for public transport)
- Oslo - Bergen - jotunheimen - stavanger - oslo
- Oslo - jotunheimen or hardangervidda - bergen - stavanger - oslo
- Oslo - stavange...
I am a Belgian and want to travel to Norway with my motocycle.
But I need to work too.
I have looked to all these websites but maybee a can look there
Are there many chanches to travel arround and find work sometimes?
Working in farms, picking fruits....
We are leaving for Norway next week. We will take a train from Oslo to Bergen and spend a few days in Bergen and a train back
We would like to rent a car in Bergen and spend 2-3 days to see the most beautiful fjords in the area of Bergen
Can your recommend driving routes Around Bergen for 2-3 days?
Thanks a lot
I'm interested in going kayaking in the Nærøyfjord, but I want to know a few things prior to deciding whether I want this holiday or not.
I know this may be a bit to ask for, but if anyone could answer my questions it would be greatly appreciated. Being from Australia, I'd like to get the best ecotourism experience with my money.
Thanks for your time!
I am toying with an idea to spend this year's three week summer vacation in the north of Scandinavia, and this is a general invitation for suggestions and tips to those who have already been there and done the route.
While I am still researching the destinations, the rough idea now is to
- drive up from Copenhagen (where I live) to Oslo, then
- from Western Fjords up to Alesund, then
- Mo I Rana and up along the Arctic Highway to Bodo and after the ferry crossing
- spend a few days exploring the Lofoten.
After that, depending on the time left, I might go all the way up to the Nordkapp (which gets less exciting the more I read about it), or skip it and from Narvik turn eastward to visit the Abisko national park, Kiruna, and then drive back south via Sweden (visiting some national parks, Lulea and maybe do the Vildmarkveien 324) to finally return to CPH s... more »
I will travel from Bergen to Oslo during late August. Here are my questions:
Do I need a reservation for the train? If so how far in advance should I make a reservation?
Do I need a reservation for the bus? If so how far in advance should I make a reservation?
Will I be able to use a regional Scandinavia train pass if I take the train (it makes sense that I should be able to but you never know)?
Other than the amount of time, are there any advantages for the bus or the train that makes one better than the other?
Any info will be appreciated.
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