Europe - Scandinavia & the Nordics
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According to recent research described here http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-news/friendliest-country-in-the-world-named-20130404-2h920.html is Iceland the most frienliest country in the world.
Top five friendliest countries according the research are:
2. New Zealand
What is your experience?
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Pleasa which villages and small towns do you think are the most beatiful and picturesque in Denmark and South Sweden? I hope for your suggestions!
Im going to be in Iceland from the 3rd of May for 10 days and am wondering if anyone is interested in sharing car hire expenses to drive parts of Iceland at the moment im open to destinations to be honest im still reading about Iceland!!!
I'd like to know where this picture was taken in Norway? The image is used a lot, but I don't see it ided anywhere. Thanks!!
Does anyone know where I can buy a gps map of Iceland that's compatible with my Garmin gps unit? I'm looking for hiking/trail maps.
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I was in Reykjavik about 5 years ago, and did all the major tourist stops - Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon, glacier walk. Loved it. I'm heading back in a few weeks with my BF (who hasn't done these things, so we're going to) who's going to a fanfest there. I'll have a few days without him (while he's fanfesting it up), but the nights are pretty booked with various things - so any recommendations on things to do when you're done all the major things to do? Any recommended daytrips out of Reykjavik?
I like quirky, off-the-beaten path things, hiking, outdoors, adventure, museums, architecture, archaeology, ruins....cold/wet weather isn't a deterrent, and I'm ok with hiking in a bit of snow.
I have a few websites to check out, but thought I'd see if anyone has any recommendations as well.
We are leaving Borgarnes in the early morning, and will drive to Reykjavik (on a Wednesday). That night we will stay in Laugarvatn, within the Golden Circle area.
We have a couple of hours to spend that day, and would like to visit Reykjavik. The only things worth doing in our case seem to be visiting the church (for the panoramic views), the harbor (for the vessels) and perhaps a nice place to have a good lunch/coffee.
After reading about Reykjavik I am not sure if there is much to do in the morning. Perhaps you guys/gals know of any nice things to do/see? If we were to leave Reykjavik immediately after lunch, we might have enough time to already check out Geysir and the surrounding highlights (we're there in May, so quite long hours each day I assume).
The day after this day (Thursday) will be spend around Þingvellir as we would like to do a morning diving session (until 3p... more »
Leave from Akureyri, go to Godafoss, Lake Myvatn, Dettifoss, Asbyrgi, Husavik (whale/puffin watching), and then back to Akureyri. Thank you!
I'm planning a 9/10 day trip to Jotunheimen in July but i'm struggling to find good info about the park.
I would like to hike there for 7/8 days doing various routes and camping along the way.
Can anyone tell me stuff like costs, accessibility of food, weather that time of year etc.
Any advice / info greatly appreciated.
I'm going to be traveling around Scandinavia this Jan/Feb as part of a long RTW trip and wanted some suggestions. Here's my itinerary:
12/30 - land in Copenhagen
2/10 - need to be in Sochi, Russia for the Winter Olympics
My interests (I'm a photographer):
- Ruins, and more ruins. Ancient things.
- Architecture, new and old. Think castles, churches, etc.
- Landscapes, scenery.
- Night markets and hot wine
- World War II sites
Main things I want to do:
- New Years in Copenhagen: suggestions on what to do? A friend will probably be meeting up, so I'd like to find something fun but not the "sloppy drunk" kind of fun. We're both in our mid/late twenties but not heavy partiers.
- More of Denmark - suggestions?
- Bergen and Stavanger, Norway. I have a friend in Stavanger, so I'll be there more than a couple of days.
I was thinking of traveling from Copenhagen up to Arhaus ... more »
In mid May we self drive - hire a car for 3 days & was thinking that perhaps we should hire a guide for a couple of hours at the best sites - are there guides available?
Which area would be the most interesting with a guide - I would certainly need to know more about Thingvellir National Park & Geysir, geo-thermal workings etc.
Any advice appreciated
My husband and I would love to dive in Silfra during our visit to Iceland this July. One operator we were looking at offers 2 dives at this location in the afternoon (pickup from Reykjavik at 4pm). I understand that these waters are very clear, but would it be better to go diving when the sun is higher in the sky so that we can see the clarity even better?
Here is the tour I'm referring to: http://dive.is/Diving_Iceland.php?page=Dive%20Silfra%20midnight%20sun
One advantage I can think of for going on this is we can check out the other parts of the Golden Circle before getting to the diving part. But if the diving itself isn't going to be good, then it's not worth it.
Thanks in advance!
We plan to do Skitouring/Fjellturs in Norway. Our plan was to ski during one week (april 14th until april 20th) from one dnt-hut to the next in the Hardangervidda. As we read now in the internet, most of the huts are already closed now. Is that true?
Can anybody recommend a good loop? Where is a good region to go during april? We would prefer to start in Geilo but any other place is alright too. Our goal is to get in contact with cars and villages as less as possible... we prefer the norwegian nature :-) Who has already done something like that or can provide us any information? Thanks a lot!
Anyone out there have a summer house they want to rent in the south west of Iceland from June 22 to June 30 ? I am looking for a 2-3 bedroom house. Prefrably somewhere remote and with lake or coastal views but am open to all suggestions. Thanks ahead of time.
I need all tips, recommendations for hiking over there from the end of April (20th-24th). Trails, cabins and etc. I am starting from Preikestolhytta.
Thanks good people,
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