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The wife and I are planning a trip to Iceland in August. We have 1 week and will rent a car. We don't plan on driving the Ring Road in a week because we really don't want to feel that rushed. We would like to keep it fairly simple and just make accomodations at two different places.
Do you think it's a good plan to stay in Reykjavik 4 nights and Akureyri for 3 nights and use each city as a launching point for long day trips?
For some reason I feel that planning a trip to Iceland is a bit overwhelming, there's so much to see and choose from. I know we can't see it all but if we use the above plan, *what do you think is a must see*? Is there another city or town we should use as a hub?
We will greatly appreciate any help and suggestions. Thank you.
I will have a full Saturday, Sunday and Monday in Bergen with my husband at the start of June and was hoping that there were some suggestions as to how best (and cheaply) to spend this time. We would like to do something 'interesting' ie, sea kayaking, walking etc and are quite happy to leave Bergen for these three or two days (we fly out on the Monday night).
Any hints, tips or suggestions of things to do and place to see/stay within easy distance of Bergen are much appreciated!
Many thanks in advance for your help!
We will be visiting the Baltics in early June on a cruise and have 9 hours in Kalundborg in Denmark. Does anyone know if we will have time to take a train to Copenhagen? Is the station in Kalundborg far from the docks?
We would like to rent a car for about 20 days.
Can you recommend a company you had good experience with?
is anyone out there interested in sharing a rental car and driving (well, speeding it more sounds like, given my time constraints) around the ring road in July? I really only have these days in between a workcamp and heading back out, but would love to do the tour, driving myself and doing farmstays, but it is rather expensive doing it by myself.
I am a 37 years old female, an experienced traveler and fairly easy going.
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Myself and 3 other adults are travelling from the UK to Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway for 3 weeks in July. All together we will be spending 3 nights in Germany, 1 or 2 in Denmark, 3 in Sweden and the rest in Norway. Petrol and campsites aside, I was wondering if anyone could recommend roughly how much money we would need per country.
We have been to Germany a few times before so that isn't a problem but we have never been to Denmark, Sweden or Norway.
In Denmark we plan on spending a day and night sight seeing in Copenhagen.
In Sweden we will be spending a day in Stockholm and a couple of days travelling.
The rest of the time will be spent in Norway. We are starting in the Arctic Circle and working our way down along the coast, so I know we will have to factor in the price of ferry crossings and toll costs. We are planning on wild camping as much as pos... more »
Looking into a fjord norwar tour to geirnagerford combined with Norway in a nutshell tour for the end of may this year with few extra days to spend in Bergen and Oslo. We are a couple both into nature and culture of new places and we have not yet been to any of the nordic countries.
Is it a good time to travel there. Shall we be expecting lots of rain? And if so, would the travel be worth despite the expected bad weather?
Any suggestions would be very appreciated. Thanks all in advance.
Heading to Iceland in July. We have US cell phone service through ATand T.
What do you recommend for phone service in Iceland? Is there coverage around the ring road? It would be very helpful if we could have access to the maps feature on our smartphone, but if the coverage is poor, I'd rather not invest in getting a phone.
Thanks very much for your help.
I'm planning a 1 week trip to Norway with my friend. We would like to take our bikes with us and cycle around. Our main goal is to see norways beautiful nature (mainly fiords). Can you recommend a route that is worth doing ? We are planning to travel by asphalt roads or paved roads (our bikes have thin wheels). Are camping sites widly available in Norway ? We would like to camp to cut costs. I read about camping law in Norway, but is camping this way doable ?
$45 is awfully pricey for a brewery tour. Here in the states, tours are free because it is an extremely effective promotional tool.
My question is: Is it worth it?
We are looking to visit a country in an attempt to get a glimpse of the Northern Lights towards the end of October this year. It looks at though there are small 3/4 days trips which you can organise which also include a little exploring. However we are not sure whether this is the best time of year, or where is the best country to be in to maximise the chances of catching the lights (Norway/Iceland etc).
How low will the temperatures be at this time of year? As we were hoping to actually be away (from UK) for about 10 days, so were going to try and tie in a 2 city trip travelling via another country in Europe also, perhaps one with a slightly higher climate at that type of year...
Any info suggestions on all would be greatly appreciated.
Hello Lonely people!
I will be travelling to Norway in third week of June and plan to spend 7 days in the picturesque country.
To start with, I will be landing in Oslo and spending a couple of days before I leave for Bergen and the west coast.
Now, I plan to see Voss, Flam, spend the night camping at one of the many places between Oslo and Bergen, see the fjords in and around bergen, Also go for a glaicer walk, see The pulpit rock and spend 2 days in Bergen.
It would be great if you can help to set the things right here. Also is it possible to cover everything in 7 days?
I was interested in getting a tattoo in order to commemorate a trip to Norway but am quite confused. I would like my tattoo to say "Be Brave" in Norwegian but I'm getting several variations of the phrase. So far I've seen Vaere Modige, Vaer Modig, Vaere Modig and so on. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
I´m looking for somebody to hiking in Greenland from 28.6.-13.7.2013.
Idea is hiking in Ilulissat area with Rodebay (Oqaatsut) and than by ferry to Disko Island and hike 5-6 days.
I´m 34 man, hiking experience from Norway, Finland, Sweden, 2 times Iceland.
I'am planning my trip to Iceland in July and looking for a rental car on a affordable price. I've found a good deal on Carrenters.is but since it is a Peer2Peer car rental I would really like to hear some reviews before renting from them.
Has anyone rented from them before?
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