Europe - Scandinavia & the Nordics
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Hello, I am planning on traveling around Scandinavia August-October (flight deals from Washington D.C.). Do you think this is a reasonable amount of time to see as much as possible in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland? I am most interested in see all the natural sights (northern lights, small cottages, hiking, natural springs). I'm assuming that it will get pretty cold around September-October so camping will be a lot more difficult. I plan to couchsurf and do hostels the whole time! I am planning to spend around $3,000.
Also will a eurorail pass be worth purchasing or taking trains and buses individually? Because it's such a long duration of time of traveling. Any suggestions would be great too!
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has anyone used or know anything about this car hire company
Go car Rental
I have tried searching but can't seem to find any reviews and wondered if it is a legit company.
Anyone going to be in Iceland March 25 - 27? I am going to rent a car from Reykjavik and go to Ankureyri and maybe stop somewhere along the way for the night. If you'd like to split the cost of gas/petrol with me - I wouldn't mind having company for the drive. I'm a 27 y/0 female from Seattle, Washington, United States.
I and my partner plan to travel to Greenland and Reyjkavik in the first half of August. From our research so far, Greenland esp seems quite on the expensive side.
We are exploring some possible tours in Greenland – in both North (more keen on this one) and South. We would definitely be keen on Dog sledding / fjords / wildlife. Any other activities you recommend that are possible in Aug? And any tips to maximise every buck?
Joining a tour seems to be a good option. Would you recommend otherwise? If not, could someone pls pass on the names / contacts for the best tour operators we could approach?
Below is what we have in mind as a rough itinerary. Would much appreciate any suggestions/recommendations for the cheapest and the best travel/flight/accommodation options for the same:
August 3: Copenhagen to Greenland
Greenland – Disko Bay tour (about 4-... more »
We (a family of 4, kids 12 and 9 yrs old) are travelling to Iceland this summer and are planning to mainly camp. We are arriving on the ferry, so we can bring a fair amount of camping supplies. We will be staying a couple of nights in hotel/hostel and I understand that we have to book this (I have already started). However, I do not know if we need to make any reservations at camping sights.
Hi, i will arive to Iceland on august 11 and will spend 9 days ( depart 21 august) . I want to rent a car ( maybe 4x4). Please suggest me where are the bestplaces to go in Iceland. I read a lot of information and I want to hear information from travellers who been in Iceland. Thanks
Does anyone know where I can buy freeze dried camping food in Iceland (Mountain House, Backpackers Pantry, etc)? What is the ballpark price?
I will bring my max of 3kg of food into the country, but I'll need to buy quite a bit more.
Quick question, arriving in Iceland on Monday and haven't any accommodation booked, We had planned to just book a B&B or something as we drive around - just checking that that's going to be feasible??
Trasport from Romania to Sweden
Hello my name si Betty and i want to know which is the cheepest way i can go from Romania To Stockholm. I would not prefer Plane but if it s keep it s also oke:) just telle me the name of the company, I need to go 20 March. Can somebody Help me?
Travelling to Stockholm for 3 nights easter weekend (march 29), just wondering about weather and things to do over 3 days. I'm so dissapointed the Vasa museum will be shut for renovations at this time. I hear the photo gallery is really cool.
Will the open-air ice skate be open at easter? I see it's 0 degrees there today according to the weather app on my phone. How cold is the weather usually in late March - I know it's changeable everywhere.
Any reccomendations for cool, funky cafes/bars, budget friendly places to eat. We are staying in old town but obviously we know it's gonna be expensive and touristy there to eat/drink.
What would be the best 'budget' boat trip to take?
Thanks for any tips.
My friends and I will be in Iceland for 7 days from May 31 to June 2. We have rented a 4x4 for the week and we'd like to visit the sights in the south for 5 days (Thingvellir, Geysir, Gulfoss, glaciers, lagoon at Jokulsarlon) before finishing our trip in Reykjavik and Blue Lagoon. We'd also like to do some day hikes and enjoy the nature, maybe at Landmannlauger, Thorsmork or Skaftafell. But we are not ready for multi-day overnight hiking.
What I'd like to know if whether there are day hikes that will be accessible at the end of May? What are the best ones? We are good hikers. Is it worth driving to Landmannlauger to hike around this area for one day, without doing the 4-day hike to Thorsmork? (Or even possible that time of year?)
Thanks for any advice.
looking for friendly people, elderly travelers to join me in a trip to iceland withing the period of June- to august this year. 2013.
8-10 day trip...
Could I get some advice on what would be generally considered the best time of year to travel to Scandinavia? We are planning to travel in 2014 and are flexible with dates so any advice would be very helpful.
Another post concerning Norway:
We did a lot of researching on ways getting from the Lofoten Islands to Bodo by public transport. What we've mostly found were ferry connections between Moskenes and Bodo.
Are there any other connections which are cheap and depart in another municipality than Moskenes?
Do you have any special inside tips what to experience while being on the Lofoten Islands?
Thank you very much!
Does anybody know a cheap and fast way in order to get to the North Cape?
We will travelling by public transport (probably holding Interrail tickets) therefore we would like to start this journey in a town in Northern Scandinavia which has a train station (Narvik, Rovaniemi or elsewhere).
Thanks a lot in advance!!!
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