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I'll be in Iceland for 10 days beiginning of June. I wonder now what my possibilities are at this time of the year to explore the island. What roads will be open, what excursions take place at this time of the year? E.g. is horseriding, hiking, whalewatching and other outdoor activities already possible? When I booked, I presumed it would be like spring weather, but now I wonder if I was wrong about that.
As I understand it, it's just not high season yet, is it?
Thanks for your suggestions
Hi, we will be in Norway next July and are thinking of a road trip from Bergen to Bodo via
the E39 and E6. Probably driving 5 to 6 hours a day, flexible, we will want to stop, weather
permitting, at special places for a little walking or exploring. The map makes it look like very
interesting geography! We are west coast Americans and want to experience some of the
west coast of Norway, a part of the country we haven't visited before. From your experience,
how many days could this be done in? We are not in a big hurry but I am thinking 4 days
would fit the rest of our schedule pretty well. Is this realistic? We are familiar with the coast
south of Bodo, around Flekkefjord and near Bergen, Is this region different? Thanks John S
Hello. We are planning a trip to Ilullisat in August . Has anyone done the boat trip to the Equi Glacier? Is it worth staying a night or 2 at the glacier lodge?
I got this kind of idea in my mind to discover a bit of iceland by bicycle. I'm planning to go there in june/ july 2014 and I'm limited up to 4 weeks. How are the road conditions there? Are there any possibilities to cycle apart this ring road no 1? Any recommendations? Do you know any helpful map or something like that? Right now, I don't have any exact idea where to go, what to see or discover- well, 6 more months for planning should be enough...i just had these kind of thoughts coming up
Hi, I'm trying to organise a dog sledding trip for February 2014 but am having a little difficulty deciding on who to book with and which area to go. There's going to be a group of about 6 to 8 people who are wanting to do a dog sled tour of about 3 or so days. Is it better to go to Disko Island or somewhere like Ilulissat or Sisimut?
Although the dog sled tour is the most important, we are considering incorporating time to see the Aurora Borealis, but don't want to spend much more than a week in Greenland. Any tips on where it would be best to see this from?
Also, would it be practical to do all of this plus incorporate a trip to the Ice fjord in Ilulissat within a week?
Can anyone recommend a reliable and reputable company to book with?
Thanks for your help.
So i'm of to iceland in january for 3 nights.
I've seen lots of trips where you can do an hour or so snowmobile but they all seem to need a driving license.
1) Is it possible to do snowmobile without a driving license? (Like is it just online sites that are asking for them)
2) If not, is there a similarish fun snow activity we can do without a driving license?
I thought I read that UK visitors do not need visa to Norway. However I have just read something that says we do have to have visa. Help, we are going next week!
Is it essential to book youth hostel in advance in Iceland in late June or it that still "slow" season and it is sufficient to call a day in advance only? Any experience on that? I am talking about youth hostels or other comparable options outside Reykjavik along the circle road. I would prefer to have a rather flexible itinerary.
Thanks for your answers or alternative suggestions.
I am planning for a trip to Iceland in June 2014 and came across Sadcar rental. Obviously they rent very used cars so I am aware that I will not get a flashy brand new car. But can anyone share experiences on reliability of these cars? I mean if that car breaks down somewhere at e.g. Myvatn, how will they be able to help you?
Also, I have read some mixed reviews on their pick up service attitude, like you need to wait for hours until they get you to their rental location which seems to be a few kilometres away from the airport.
Another reason why I like the idea of renting a used car is that they may not be too picky on minor scratches which I understand are not unusual given Iceland's rather rough roads. True? Or is their business model to extort money for scratches on an already scratched car?
Thanks for your information.
We are planning a tour of Iceland at the end of Feb 2014 - mainly to see Northern Lights. We wanted to find out if anyone knows of a private guide & driver we can hire for 5 days. It could be the same individual. We are not necessarily looking for group package tours, as we will do the hotel and other bookings ourselves.
Any suggestions are welcome.
Mi brother and I will spend two days in Rovaniemi and we would like to ask you for some advice regarding activities to do over there. There seems to be a lot of offering from agencies but most is pricy and seems a little too turisty. Do you guys have any good advice for us for more good deals?
We were also thinking about renting snowshoes and go for a hike. Are there nice places (and properly signaled) that we can go departing from Rovaniemi?
Any other hints (must restaurants and so on) would be most welcome!
i want to go to Iceland in february 2014 for 5 days. My plan is to do the golden circle (1 day), the blue lagoon, a day tour to Eyafjalljöküll, a horseback ride and of course sightseeing in Reykjavik. And certainly i want to take any chance to see northern lights.The question is: Is all that possible in winter ? Are tour operators offering all that in february ? Is it better to rent a car ? Are the road conditions okay to drive or is it too dangerous ? Are 5 days too much or too less time ? What else can one do in winter ? Is dog sledding possible somewhere close to Reykjavik or motor sledding ? Or ice skating ?
Please tell me about the options for any activities, day trips or fun things to do in Iceland in winter !
Thank you very much, Sabine
I will work in copenhagen for 3 months, from 4 of January to 4 of April in Chisthiania. So i wann rent a room near Christiania and also near the center where i can enjoy Copenhagen.
So maybe i prefer to pay a little more for a room but not to have to catch a bus everyday to work and to go out. So can you advising where to look for a nice room that allow me to walk to Christhiania and to the center where i can find all the "main action" of the city??
Thank in advance for your time... ;)
I want some advise on travelling from Stockholm to Kiruna. I have 4 days/3 nights to travel there from Jan 20th. I want to travel by train and stop somewhere along the way for a couple of days, or maybe stop overnight at multiple places.
I was thinking of two options:
1. Travelling up the coast and stopping at Umea, and then Lulea for a night before heading to Kiruna.
2. Heading through central Sweden and perhaps stopping at Ostersund for a day or two. The train ride is a little longer this way, but that doesn't bother me.
Which do you think would be a better train ride ie scenery wise? They leave early in the morning so most of the train ride to Umea or Ostersund would be in daylight.
Or do you have any suggestions on any other places that may be nice to stop at on my way that I perhaps haven't considered?
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Is it possible to have a 4 month holiday in Europe?
I understand the schengen scheme is for 90 days, within a 180 day period.
So could I spend 30 days..... in countries during my trip not under the scheme? Croatia, Ireland etc, Therefore keeping me under the 90 days the Schegen Scheme allows?
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