Europe - Scandinavia & the Nordics
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A friend and I are planning a 5 day trip to Iceland in January to, hopefully, see the Northern Lights. We were planning on staying in Hella and are now trying to organise our itinerary for the day times.
We're hiring a car and were wondering whether Hella would be a reasonable base to still be able to drive to see glaciers, geysers, volcanic beaches, thermal springs . . . general walking with some good scenery. Any suggestions/opinions would be very welcome!
..........take the boat ride to Westmanna bird cliffs, and walk across to lake Hvannhagi from Tvoroyri!
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
Hi, my girlfriend and myself will travel to Scandinavia by the end of the month.
While we are in Copenhagen, she will turn 30. A good opportunity to find an memorable restaurant. Nothing too fancy but we like organic/biologic (and I am a vegetarian). Who has a tip for a restaurant in central Copenhagen?
Hy guys, I wanted to share with you this map in high definition, I think it is useful to many of you
Hi there. I will be spending a week in Iceland in July and will be staying in Reykjavik. Any recommendations for trips, tours, activities etc and which companies are good to go with. Many thanks for any info :-)
I live in Hong Kong. I have not got any white Christmas. Is it a good decision to spend my first white Christmas in Iceland? Will all houses and streets be decorated by christmas light? Any Christmas market? Will all shops or other tourist attractions be closed during Christmas period? Which Scandinavian country is the best country to spend Christmas holiday?
I will be in Iceland 13-27 June and am considering renting a car for the second half of my stay (going hiking the first half)
I am keen on finding somebody (one person or more) to share costs with while exploring the Westfjords between 21-26th of June. Don't want to spend too much in the car driving around and is therefore looking on concentrating on the Westfjords (and whatever is in between there and Reykjavik), stopping over and do smaller excursions for the day.
I will be bringing all my camping equipment for the hike and is planning to use it as well while driving around (keep costs down and spend more time on the countryside). I don't have a solid plan but have a few desires...would like to stop at Dynjandifoss, see puffins at Latrabjarg, stop by Hraunfoss and/or Gullfors, maybe spend some time driving around the sights around Reykjavik...nothing is set in stone and... more »
The Iceland Customs website states the following:
"Among articles which are prohibited from importation are the following types of products:
Uncooked meat and various meat products e.g. dried meat, uncooked smoked ham, bacon, saddle of pork, smoked uncooked sausages (e.g. salami), uncooked poultry etc. Meat and meat products have to be fully cooked in order to be allowed into the country."
Sounds like I can't bring beef jerky into the country for my hiking trip. What about dehydrated meals that contain meat? Like beef stroganoff, chicken and rice, etc.? Thanks!
Dear fellow travelers
I want to go from St. Petersburgh to Hamburg by landway between June 23 and July 6! Important point to pass is the "Nordkapp". In total the journey is 4000km and 50 hours driving, I think at least 5 travel days. I plan to always stop and hike somewhere, camp in the mountains/fjords using the allemannsretten which allows free camping everywhere!
I am looking for any kind of travel companion. If you happen to travel/live somewhere there please feel free to contact me. I hope my time is enough to see some of the interesting sights!
Hope to hear from you,
I will arrive in Stockholm at 20:45 by flight, airport it seems to be there: http://bit.ly/14zpZ0e (link to google maps).
Than I want to take a train from Stockholm to Abisko (departure: 22:12 from Stockholm according to acprail.com). I found out that the first stop at Arlanda (approx 25 mins from Stockholm).
Could someone tells me if train station is the same that the train station in Stockholm airport? If yes - what do you think do I have enough time to get from airport (taking my luggage) to train station?
thanks in advance
Heading to Iceland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark later this year for 6 weeks.
The Aussie dollar is starting to go bad, so would love to lock in some currency now, but don't want to be carrying large amounts of cash with us...
I really like the look of the travel cards or cash passports which are becoming common, however I've yet to find one which allows me to preload Scandinavian currencies...
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to lock in an exchange rate now?
Are we brave or mad to try Iceland for new years eve this year. Is it impossible to visit at that time of the year because of the cold, snow etc? Hope to spend a week and maybe do some of the ring road. Have heard random reports that NYE is great there. After a hot Australian christmas, it will be different. Is there anything to do or is it all too cold/hard.
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'm Luck Veer From Mauritius, I wish to travel to sweden very soon, the country is quite unfamiliar to me and i'm looking for someone to travel with,
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