Europe - Scandinavia & the Nordics
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we're coming to Sweden for 10 days end of June. As time is short, we would like to limit travel time, so I though about canoe in the archipelago for 3 days, 3 days biking at Gotland and 3 days something else in East-Sweden.
- I just read that a political week will be at Gotland the 1st July and no more bikes are to rent for this week (I guess hotels and so will also be gone?). So we would like to go 3 days earlier. Good idea? Possible?
- Any tips for canoe in the archipelago?
- Any tips for visits in East-Sweden (nature, villages, ...)
We have no car/bike. Just bus or train or bike.
Me and a mate are hitting up Helsinki for 2/3 days in early July and are looking for some recommendations of not only what to do (in the day), but also where to go on a night out (bars / clubs). It will be a Monday / Tuesday night so maybe not the traditional night to hit the town but we are hoping some people will have some good insights anyway.
In terms of good stuff to do, I have heard that a day trip to Porvoo is good. As is a visit to Suomenlinna island and a trip round the old markets. If anyone has anything else they think is worth visiting it would be much appreciated.
My husband and I plan to take a trip to Iceland at the beginning of July 2014. We were considering the Nordic visitor 10 day full circle self drive tour. We are looking for another couple that is interested in doing this tour or a similar one who would like to travel with us. We are in our late 20s from the Chicagoland area and love to travel and explore.
I will travel from Bergen to Oslo during late August. Here are my questions:
Do I need a reservation for the train? If so how far in advance should I make a reservation?
Do I need a reservation for the bus? If so how far in advance should I make a reservation?
Will I be able to use a regional Scandinavia train pass if I take the train (it makes sense that I should be able to but you never know)?
Other than the amount of time, are there any advantages for the bus or the train that makes one better than the other?
Any info will be appreciated.
I am trying to figure out my options for getting from Aarhus to Copenhagen. I will travel in mid-September 2013. My questions:
When will the train schedule become available - I was unable to find train information.
Is Valby Station in Copenhagen or outside Copenhagen?
Other than cost differences, is flying a good option?
If I take the train do I have to make a reservation in advance?
If I take the bus do I have to make a reservation in advance?
If I take the bus do I have to transfer to another bus and if so where?
Any info/advice will be appreciated.
I'll be going to Goteborg for an exchange semester this fall. I'm currently in Montreal and will finish working around the 19th of august here.
I need to be in Goteborg on august 27th. Here is the deal: Flying from Montreal to Goteborg is quite expensive. I'm looking for fun and not too costly alternatives to flying directly. It could be to fly from an alternative city, use land travel from another european city, etc. I'm open to all suggestions. I would also like to use those 8 days to see something interesting so a layover somewhere could be nice.
Be creative and thanks a bunch,
My wife and I are going camping in Iceland next week, staying for nine days. I'm a keen photographer and I'm looking for campgrounds with scenery. Recommendations? Thanks!
My wife and I are going camping in Iceland next week, staying for nine days. We're planning to camp, and would like to purchase an inexpensive air mattress in Reykjavik. This will save us the bulk of having to transport our thermarests.
Any recommended place in Reykjavik for basic camping supplies?
Has anyone had experience of using the bus pass for traveling around Iceland?
I plan to do the ring road over a two week period in June (10-23). A number of operators seem to do a full circle pass and have their own timetables and prices. A site called Iceland on you Own (IOYO) offers a full circle pass for 38000ISK, but there is also Reykjavik Excursions and Sterna offering the same pass at slightly different passes. Do these companies all work together or, does it mean that if i purchased from one operator, that I could only go on their coaches and stick to that particular timetable?
Its all very confusing! Any advice or info. would be much appreciated :-)
I will be traveling with four others by rental car for 8 days in August. We plan to cover the Southeast, East and Myvatn, flying back from Akureyri at the end. We have booked accommodation (hotel/hostels) in most ofth places we will be stopping but are searching for mid-range recommendations in Geysir or Gulfoss for the first night. Does anyone have a recommendation in that area?
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My boyfriend and I have about one week in Finland in August and as such can't see everything we'd like to. He's a design student, I like history/culture/languages, and we both like nature (but don't want to camp).
Regarding big cities: Turku, Tampere and Helsinki. Assuming we go to one, is it worth going to more than one (given the time restriction, and that we want to see something other than cities)? Which one is best for a compact "Finland" experience?
We'd also like to get out into nature (Lakeland if possible), and which part of the country we see for that will depend on which city we go to. We'll be coming from Stockholm and returning to Copenhagen.
I am trying to plan a trip whereby I cycle from Copenhagan to Gothenburg, and then continue from there to Oslo.
However, I was hoping to find some way of renting a bike, as I won't be able to bring my own one from home. Does anyone know of any kind of bike rental company that would allow you to rent a bike in one city, and then drop it off later on in another city. I know its a long shot, but you never know...
If anyone can help me on this, I promise you one free night of drinking on me!! :)
All the best!
Me and a mate of mine are considering cycling from Copenhagen to Gothenburg and then on to Oslo. Total distance approx 600 km and we have approx 14 days. We intend on going in September 2013.
Oue general plan is to fly into Copenhagen and out of Oslo.Thats the broad plan.We intend on cycling all the way to Gothenburg at approx 50 km a day and depending on our time left we will either cycle all the way to OSLO.Has anyone here ever made this journey before.
A few queries I have...we intend on arriving with very little gear...Would it be possible to rent a bike in Copenhagen and to drop it off in Oslo.Do rent companies allow for this?? Has anyone any alternative advice if that is normally not allowed.
Whats the weather like in these countries around mid September>> Has anyone any reccomendations on villages to stay in whilst cycling up the coast or on things to do in eac... more »
In July we will spend 4 weeks in Sweden and Norway travelling by hired motorhome. My husband and our 2 sons (13 and 19 y.o) would like to make some mountain bike tours. They are experienced bikers but wont bring their own bikes. We will drive north in Sweden (E 45) to Tromsö and south in Norway. Where are places they can rent good bikes for a day and do some tours (also single trails)?
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Which glacier is most accessible to a hiker in the Lyngen Alps ? I've been reading about Furaflaten to Sydbreen but not sure how long it takes (and is camping possible once there) ?
Or are there any others that are accessible just by hiking (not planning to glacier walk though, shame, can't afford a tour on one).
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