Europe - Scandinavia & the Nordics
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Planning to see Dettifoss in a day trip find summer (18/6 - 31/8) bus schedule from Akureyri in www.nat.is leaving 8:00 arriving Dettifoss 12:30 bus 641 and back Akureyri 13:30 bus 641a. Is just one hour enough time to reach the waterfall and do not miss the bus back to Akureyri? Thank you.
I am planning to do a 6-8 week trip in Scandinavia, specifically Denmark, Sweden, and Norway.
I have no idea how to start planning or where to go! Any tips, advice, suggestions would be much appreciated!
It is only me and one other young girl in her 20's, so safe and cheap is best.
I'm 21 next year and was hoping to do a short stint in Iceland, I don't mind what time of year as my main aim is whale watching. Ideally I want to stick to around a week and see as much as I can northern lights would be a bonus but natures my priority :-) I'd be really grateful if anyone has any tips / places to go and stay. I expect I'll be going alone so I don't mind hostels.
We are 4 young danish guys leaving for Iceland at the last weekend of october (friday to monday).
We really want to make the most of Iceland, in the short time we are there, so i'm looking for advice on picking the right activities.
We have a saturday morning/afternoon - and a monday to tuesday morning available for activities.
The current options I've located so far is:
Going in and out of nature by air seems like an awesome solution, feature rich and time intense. But it does seem a bit expensive - and having never been in a helicopter before, i'm not sure how 'action-packed' it is...
What are your impression on helicopter trip on Iceland... or in general. Bang for the buck? And does anybody now where to get the best price/value on Iceland?
Thinking that a past paced, ground level nature ride can be very intense, i'm th... more »
I'm taking a trip to Amsterdam in February and wanted to take advantage of Iceland Air's stopover deal and spend a night or two in Iceland to check out the Northern Lights. I'm struggling to find a tour that's right for me. I want more than a day trip (which is reasonably priced around or under $100USD. But as soon as you try to go overnight prices get crazy (over $1000-2000 USD) Can anyone suggest an outfit that offers modest overnight excursions that won't break the bank?
Hello Thorn Tree,
Planning a December trip to hopefully see the northern lights and want to stay a few nights in Tromso and do one of the tours.
If anyone can recommend a lovely place to stay in the wilderness within an hour or two's drive from Tromso, would be great to hear about it.
Thank you. gcg1
Is it possible to take bits of ice on airplanes out of (from) Iceland?
Some people have asked for souvenirs of ice from Iceland
and we arrive in November. We thought to take some
watertight small containers to bring back to friends who
ask or as curios for classes.
I realize they will melt but we can refreeze them on return.
Any information or experience to share?
I plan to drive around iceland to places like Vik, skaftafell,Djupivogur,Egilsstaoir,myvatn, akuyreyri and back to reykjavik end november to mid december with a fren. And do some photography on the way in places like Jokulsarlon etc. Will it be feasible ? Please advise
Hoping to go to Iceland next year - date flexible but summer. Could go with a tour but prefer to travel single or with one person- and even here plan pretty independently. I like to mix with the people in places where I go so prefer not to be limited by tour schedules etc. Thought of finding a homestay - are there such things there? Then using tour companies daily for separate trips.How about Band B? Anyone know of good ones?
And is it possible to see most of Iceland from Reykjavik by going out daily from there? What's the minimum stay needed for that? And can one get around OK without a car?
If anyone like minded in Canada is interested, let me know but I'm not counting on company. I'm in my late sixties, active and healthy. Went to India to Dharamsala alone a couple of years ago. Backpacked Australia, NZ, lived in Africa etc etc. Have grandchildren but still travel.
Thanks for... more »
I know this isn't a dating site, but I really would like to find a travelling companion for next January and February, when I will be travelling through Germany, Holland, Scandinavia, and attending the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. So, can anyone suggest a suitable site where I can post for a travel mate.
I'm a 58 year old Australian man, who has, in the last few years, fallen in love with Northern landscapes and Winters, and would like to travel the Northern areas more often, but I think it's much more fun travelling with a friend.
Last December we took our daughters (9 & 15 yrs old) to Saariselka, Finland. We spent most of the week sleighing and did a husky ride. We had an amazing time and would like to do something very similar this year. We are not sure whether to go back to Lapland or try somewhere else such as Norway - ideally we'd like to go somewhere with cheaper flights and cheaper restaurants. Despite sleep deprivation we didn't see the NL so would like to stick to areas that would maximize our chances of seeing it. We are also thinking about going in January or February this time. Any advice would be gratefully appreciated :)
Hello everyone, I am considering taking advantage of what seems to be a great deal from Iceland Air to do a "Northern Lights Tour". I would be able to go in January. I was wondering if I could get some feedback on what its like in Iceland in January..Obviously very cold, and from what I hear not alot of daylight. Is January a good time to visit Iceland? Is this a good month to see the Northern Lights? If I am able to see Northern Lights, the trip will be a success..Thanks in advance for any feedback...
I'm looking for a supermarket, hypermarket or superstore to buy food for 12 days in Rovaniemi. If the store is located not to far from the axe road Rovaniemi - Airport, it would be a must.
Many thanks for your tips.
Places to Visit?
Any cities or beautiful things? I've got a few ideas of places to visit, but still looking. Open to anything, hiking, museums, anything you've enjoyed in these places.
Where to go in these countries:
I realize these aren't all Northern Europe, but still. Anywhere at all that you recommend, sights to see, activities like riding in cable cars or hiking.
Please give me your suggestions! Thanks!
My first aim was to include part of Norway too (Lofoten, Vesteralen, Tromso, Tysfjord) but due to change of my working times I had to give up, too bad.
I've kept within the lines my will to admire northern lights, setting my plan to the north of Sweden:
1) Landing in Stockholm, short sighseen in the morning (I've already been to) + train in the afternoon northbound
2) Lulea, sighseen, overnight, train next day
3) Kiruna with short visit to the ice hotel in Jukkasjärvi, overnight in Kiruna, train next day
4) Abisko, overnight at Aurora sky station
5) Flight Kiruna > Stockholm and flight Stockholm > home
What do you think on it?? Better add some days? Or cut stops like Lulea? I have my doubts about the snow and the dark in December: this situation might give me a hard time enjoying the old city.
By the way, I've trouble on the naturalistic side, about excursion: do you sug... more »
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