Replies: 3 - Last Post: Dec 2, 2012 11:19 AM Last Post By: mickyfinn
Nov 30, 2012 1:31 PM
I am lucky enough to have leave from 14th December till 6th January, so thinking of doing a bit of a tour through Europe and would appreciate any tips and pointers some of you might have. I am considering the Interrail option so far, with a very northerly trip of Norway planned, a trip to some German Christmas markets and Poland for New Years (have a mate staying there). Also, just for laughs, want to include a day or two in Sarajevo and then Belgrade.
Questions are: With the time I have available am I being realistic, I dont want to be rushed half my time? I am also planning it alone, being in the navy a bit of alone time is gold dust but I dont wanna be regretting potentially spending Christmas on my tod! Money wise does anybody have an approximate budget I should be putting aside? Also it is imperative I return by the 6th at the very latest, is the rest of Europe prone to being shut down with a bit of snow like the UK or can I consider myself fairly safe given the correct amount of prudence?
As said before any ideas, pointers, advise will be gratefully received.
Dec 2, 2012 2:43 AM
1Have you done any research in to this? My guess would be no.
The closest train station to Nordkapp is Narvik which is 800km south of Nordkapp, at least a 12hr drive in the 24hr darkness.
It will take you 4 to 5 days solid rail travel to get from Narvik to Sarajevo.
What is it you really want from this trip? Try to concentrate on a smaller geographic area and work out what to do in that area.
Dec 2, 2012 11:19 AM
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