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    • Driving around Tromso

      Tromsø Jan 26, 2016 at 4:48 AM

      I am staying in Tromso for a few days at the end of February and have hired a car to explore the surrounding areas. Where is good to visit / what are some good driving routes?

    • Hroar Prydz

      Oslo Jan 13, 2016 at 9:00 AM

      I'm looking for a shop in Oslo that might sell antique Hroar Prydz enamel jewelry. Any suggestions?


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      Oslo airport transfer time

      Oslo Jan 19, 2016 at 4:48 PM

      Hi all: What would be a reasonable and safe amount of time to allocate to arrive in Oslo on one airline, deplane, collect baggage, and check in on another airline bound for Bangkok? Is the airport in Oslo efficient and easy to negotiate?
      Thanks in advance.

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      I am looking for an isolated cabin in northern europe

      Norway Jan 18, 2016 at 11:12 AM

      Hello, I am looking for a remote lodge scandinavia, iceland or estonia. I don't need much; the more rustic it is the better. The idea is to stay for 6 months there were I can remove myself from all, live like an hermit if you will. The goal is to reconnect with the nature and meditate, ideally a cabin close to a lake.
      So I am asking the dear virtual tourist community where can I find such place ?

      thanks in advance for your time
      cordially andrea

      Ps: my price cap is around 400€ per month

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      What to wear in February and vegan food.

      Tromsø Jan 16, 2016 at 4:37 AM

      I'm travelling to Tromsø and the lofoten islands in February of this year and I am interested to know what clothing is appropriate.

      I plan to wear a heattech thermal base layer, fleece zip up mid layer and parka outer layer with mittens (thermal gloves for photography) and trapper hat (my ears are very sensitive to the cold!

      However what about trousers? How many layers are enough to keep warm? I have leg warmers and thick socks but I've read mixed reviews about whether to wear hiking boots or snow boots.

      We plan to go hiking / trailing the northern lights / husky sledding (and general off the track exploring for photography) we'll also like to visit museums and the like around town. Any advice would be brilliant.

      I'm also vegan so am wondering how available vegetarian options or alternatives are on offer in restaurants or fish places and whether Tromsø has a supermarket close to the town centre where we'll be staying.

      (Last but not least, has anyone got experience of good hiking trails with great landscape views that are reachable on foot from the town?)

      Thank you in advance :-)

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      To Trondheim (maybe Bergen) by car

      Norway Jan 27, 2016 at 12:42 AM

      Thinking of driving to Trondheim and maybe Bergen by car in August.

      We are two adults and a pet. Recommendations where to stay in Trondheim?
      How are the roads in August from Trondheim to Bergen? Lots of head spinning cliffs and narrow roads? I'm scared of heights.

      We are thinking of taking the ferry from Wasa to Umeå (Sweden), then drive through Sweden and end up to Trondheim. We are trying to avoid Stockholm. According to map I suppose there is a green valley and road to drive to Trondheim?

    • Help with western Norway itinerary

      Norway Jan 26, 2016 at 4:02 PM

      We will be in Norway for a week in late April after a week in Netherlands, where we will have spent a week in Amsterdam. We are a family of 6 with children ages 21, 18, 15, 13. We are reasonably adventurous and primarily are wanting to see the beauty of Norway, other than our time in Oslo.

      Our plan is:
      -2 nights in Oslo, primarily to visit our ancestral villages in the area; we aren't planning on spending as much time in the city (1.5 days)
      --Norway in Nutshell Oslo-Bergen (all day)
      -2 nights in Bergen (one full day to see the city)
      -1 night (2 days) UNKNOWN
      -2 nights Stavanger (hike Preikestolen)

      First off, do the known parts of this itinerary seem doable? I know that we aren't spending much time in Oslo, but with all the beauty out west, it seemed the more efficient thing to do. NIN would give us the chance to see a beautiful section of the country while travelling west. Is one day enough in Bergen? I assume the Preikestolen hike takes most of the day? What will the travelling, weather, and scenery be like in late April? I understand that some things are still closed in April.

      The primary thing I would like advice on is how to handle the undetermined 2 days and 1 night between Bergen and Stavanger. I am thinking of renting a van and possibly taking two days to get down to Stavanger, staying somewhere along the way to break up the trip and see the country. Was thinking of seeing Hardangerfjord and travelling south from there. Any recommendations on this? Where would be the place to stay, and primary things to see? Another option could be to spend 2 nights somewhere, and only spend 1 night in Stavanger, after the Preikestolen hike. Or should we stay in the Bergen area or the Sognefjord area and maximize our time there, taking the Kystbussen bus down to Stavanger or fly. (I have heard that there no longer is an express boat from Bergen to Stavanger).

      Keep in mind that Stavanger is a must because we fly out from there, are Preikestolen is a priority.

      Thanks for your help!

    • Best Way to Visit Pulpit Rock in This Situation?

      Norway Jan 9, 2016 at 10:30 AM

      We are planning a trip to Norway and will be able to arrive there in June 4. We do not have to join our Geirangerfjord/Norway Nutshell tour until sometime on the 6th. We'd very much like to fir Pulpit Rock in on the 5th. We are willing to fly to the nearest city with an airport. Answers/suggestions for the following questions would be very much appreciated:
      1) In what town/city should we stay (Stananger?)?
      2) Without a car, who is the best way for use to see the rock?
      3) Is there anything else we should/could do while staying in #1?
      4) Anyone suggest any good places to dine while in the recommendation for #1?

      Thanks much in advance. Looking forward to your replies/suggestions.

    • First Visit to Norway, help needed with plan

      Norway Feb 2, 2016 at 11:33 AM

      I am senior, experienced traveler and travel solo. I considered taking escorted tour which travels from UK airports to Bergen continuing on coach to hotel in Balestrand for 7 nights half board. I live in US and could travel from Manchester, Gatwick or Bristol. There are 2 or 3 free days to do sightseeing. Some of the day tours are included, others optional. Group will travel by boat to Bergen to see city plus stop at harbor. A day tour to see Jostedal Glacier and northern landscapes beyond Fjords. Optional visit to see Glacier and Museum. Norway in Nutshell, riding Flamsbane line, Mydral to Flam, 20k. descent, 2 hr. cruise thru Aurlands fjord to Gudvangen. Included trip to Sognefjord to Kaupanger. Hotel is near the Balestrand village. Need to hear the areas mentioned in the tours are the most scenic or if there are better choices that can be done if traveling independently. Is it easy to travel in Norway to some of the popular scenic areas without having to pay for the tour. If it can be done I would save the supplements for solo traveler and might be able to get flights to Bergen for less. I did see that Norwegian air has non stop flight from Manchester to Bergen and I could book Aer LIngus to Dublin on to Manchester. Is it easy to prebook bus, train land ferry tickets. I would plan making this journey before end of August. Need guidance from travelers who know the scenic areas in Norway. If I decide not to book this tour, can one travel easily in Norway by public transportation and ferry? Is Balestrand a convenient base? Any suggestions for other base that might be more convenient for taking day trips and help with hotels. I am experienced hiker and active so try to pack as much as possible into my trips. I like visiting historic areas, museums and photography.  Many thanks to all.

    • New Visitor to London

      by Norwaygirl Online Now Nov 29, 2015 at 9:11 AM

      My question is odd. i am coming to London to spend my Christmas and New year Holidays. How to find friends in London to spend good time as its will be my first time time to Uk. i prefer mixed group of friends or female girls. i am student in Norway.
      Also i want to ask kindly mention me some of important attractions in London. Does they offer any student discounts on tickets.

      4 Answers Nov 29, 2015 at 1:16 PM
    • Train or bus in February

      by bohuna Online Now Aug 31, 2015 at 5:44 AM

      Which is quickest and also more scenic way to travel from Abisko to Narvik and after to Tromso. Bus or train?

      3 Answers Aug 31, 2015 at 4:02 PM
    • Which is more scenic?

      by bohuna Online Now Aug 31, 2015 at 5:41 AM

      Train versus bus from Abisko to Narvik in February 2016.

      2 Answers Aug 31, 2015 at 3:57 PM
    • sight-seeing bus

      by pedro_78 Online Now Jul 30, 2015 at 6:15 AM

      Is there any whole day / half day bus trip for sight-seeing at Narvik? If it is available, how much it may cost per person?

      1 Answer Aug 1, 2015 at 2:54 AM
    • Bus from Abisko to Navik and Navik to Tromso in March 2015

      by Pracha96 Online Now Jan 6, 2015 at 10:35 PM

      Can anyone tell me if there is any bus depart from Abisko to Navik on Sunday, in the morning of March 2015, from which I can connect the bus from Navik to Tromso on the same day?

      I would appreciate it if you could also give me the timetable.

      Thank you for your help


      1 Answer Jan 7, 2015 at 4:56 AM
    • Gen. Fleichersv. 365 Tennevoll, 935-- how I can get here

      by Fiona-Hu Online Now Jan 5, 2015 at 7:41 AM

      I want to go to the address 'Gen. Fleichersv. 365 Tennevoll, 935' from Narvik railway station. How can I get there,by bus or by taxi, and how much I need to pay for the transportation? Thank you.

      2 Answers Jan 5, 2015 at 12:24 PM
    • is there train from narvik norway to oslo ?

      by me6697137 Online Now Dec 29, 2014 at 12:02 PM

      Can i take train from narvik to oslo plz help me before time goes cuz i need it til 1 january 2015

      4 Answers Feb 15, 2015 at 10:29 AM
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      Northern Lights in Narvik

      by fasterdog Online Now Oct 21, 2014 at 1:20 PM

      I'm sure this question has been asked and answered many times, but I can't find the answers in the forum, so apologies if it has been answered before.

      What is the best time and the best place to see the Northern Lights in Europe during winter?

      I have seen Narvik suggested, but other people suggest Kiruna in Sweden because it is further inland and therefore more likely to get clear conditions rather than cloudy coastal weather. Or maybe Narvik doesn't get cloudy in the middle of winter?

      And are there any statistics for the northern lights, similar to statistics for weather, like 20% chance of seeing the them during January nights, etc?

      And what is the best month of year to go?

      Thanks for any info or suggestions.

      4 Answers Oct 23, 2014 at 12:06 PM
    • Bus from Evenes Airport

      by NguyenMinhTan Online Now Jun 17, 2014 at 11:37 PM

      Hi everyone, I will arrive in Harstad/Narvik, Evenes Airport (EVE) in July. And I need to go to Narvik (which is 79km far from Evenes airport). Can you please show me which bus number I can take and how much it costs? Thank you so much for your help.

      1 Answer Jun 17, 2014 at 11:48 PM
    • Narvik to Honningsvag by Bus ?

      by wastelrolf Online Now Apr 18, 2014 at 8:54 AM

      Who could help to get information about timetable and prices. We arrive, 2 guys on August 2, 14 by train from Stockholm and need to proceed to North kapp.
      Overnight stay in Narvik necessary or gives arrival enough time to pick up bus to north?

    • Narvik to Honningsvag by Bus ?

      by wastelrolf Online Now Apr 18, 2014 at 8:54 AM

      Who could help to get information about timetable and prices. We arrive, 2 guys on August 2, 14 by train from Stockholm and need to proceed to North kapp.
      Overnight stay in Narvik necessary or gives arrival enough time to pick up bus to north?

    • how to get to svolvaer from evenes on thursday the 17(holiday)

      by AnnetteNorway Online Now Apr 12, 2014 at 12:26 PM


      we are two Italian tourists travelling to Svolvaer on Thursday the 17th in order to get our rented car at Europcar for that day.
      Unfortunately we saw, just few hours ago, on the 17th the bus lines to Svolvaer are not working on those days.
      We'll arrive at Evenes at 10:35 with the flight from Oslo, we kindly ask you how we can reach Svolvaer.

      Thank you very much for your answer.

      Annalisa and Francesco

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      transport from narvik to lofoten island. and then back to harstad narvik airport.

      by AfiqR Online Now Jan 5, 2014 at 5:50 AM

      hi there, ineed help regarding transportation from narvik to svolvaer(or any interesting place in lofoten island) and then back to evenes airport to catch flight to oslo. does anyone have any idea? im on a tight budget. id done my research but couldnt find any. i am also looking for narvik-svolvaer-bodo-oslo route but its quite expensive. the flight from bodo to oslo is expensive. also the hurtigruten service from moskenes/svolvaer to bodo is expensive.

      perhaps, if anyone got another route plan, it would be great also. thanks.

      3 Answers Jan 5, 2014 at 9:03 AM
    • Winter fjord cruises?

      by Janadian1983 Online Now Nov 1, 2013 at 5:03 AM

      I'll be travelling to Narvik in mid to late February, and I was wondering if there were cruises going at those times? Also is it easy to get around without a car, as we'll be taking a train from Kiruna.


      4 Answers Nov 2, 2013 at 9:33 AM
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      Svolvaer-Abisko in one day

      by Aleida Online Now Oct 25, 2013 at 8:48 AM

      Hello, it seems impossible to travel from Svolvaer to Abisko in one day with public transport,
      I can't find any connection. Trains and busses arrive too late in Narvik to have the right connection.
      Any tips? hitchhiking? Did I miss something? To be precise: it's about the 5th of march 2014.
      Thank you!

      4 Answers Nov 1, 2013 at 3:12 PM
    • From Svolvaer to Abisko

      by Ettigirb Online Now Oct 22, 2013 at 8:23 AM

      We are planning to go from Svolvaer tot Abisko in one day, but we can't find a bus or train that will takes us from Narvik to Abisko. The bus will get us from Svolvaer to Narvik at 14.10, but according to the Swedish railways-site there are no connecting trains/buses. Anybody?

      1 Answer Oct 22, 2013 at 8:33 AM
    • long distance bus timetables

      by TSTJ Online Now Aug 9, 2013 at 10:09 AM

      Am trying to get to Narvik by bus from Bodo - am unable to find a timetable. Likewise we will be moving on to Tromso, five days later, by bus. Timetables would be useful

      1 Answer Aug 9, 2013 at 11:35 AM
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      Bus pass in Tromso Norway

      by ntibbe Online Now Jul 18, 2013 at 8:13 PM

      Can you buy a Tromso city 3 day pass in Narvik or do you have to get the passes in Tromso? I won't be getting into Tromso during operating hours so I was hoping I could buy one in Narvik before catching the 100 but to Tromso. If I can't buy a pass in Narvik do you know of a place that will sell bus passes on weekends? Single rides are such a rip off.

      1 Answer Jul 21, 2013 at 6:49 AM
    • Harstad to Narvik

      by Angus1 Online Now Dec 4, 2012 at 1:27 PM

      Hi I was planning to catch the Hurtiguten from Bodo to Harstad in May 2013, arriving in Harstad at 06.45. I then planned to travel by bus to Narvik, via the airport, to catch the Stockholm train. I have just found out that the train has been rescheduled from the afternoon to 11.38 in the morning. The only buses I can find from Harstad miss this train by about 15 mins. Is there any other way of getting from Harstad to Narvik?

      1 Answer Dec 5, 2012 at 5:10 PM
    • Travel plans;)

      by globaltraveller62 Online Now Mar 9, 2012 at 4:52 PM

      Hi to all,
      we plan to go to Narvik,originating in Abisko,Sweden in spring 2013,most probably in late Feb./March:)
      Can anyone help how to connect with the Hurtigruten ships from there?
      We like to cruise finally to Bodo,with the Hurtigruten ships,where we continue to travel further on to Oslo,with the plane;)
      We do appreciate your help,thanks!!
      Happy journeys to all,

      4 Answers Mar 11, 2012 at 12:03 PM
    • Traveling from Svolvaer to Harstad/narvik Airport

      by jmism Online Now Nov 25, 2011 at 5:18 PM

      My friends and I are planning to travel from Svolvaer to Harstad/Narvik airport by bus but I can't seem to find information about it.
      Can anybody give us more information about how we should do it please?
      And the cost, bus service name etc.
      Thanks so much in advance! :))

      2 Answers Dec 17, 2011 at 2:10 AM
    • Travel via boat south on Norwegian coast

      by Aussiefamers Online Now Sep 23, 2011 at 1:51 PM

      Is it possible to travel by boat down coast of Norway commencing near Narvik (only because we are currently in Lulea and can easily get to Narvik via train)for a few days? Would love to see fiiords but haven't got a lot of time. Or would we be better accessing the coast further south and catching a boat there? We have eurail passes for train travel.

      5 Answers Sep 24, 2011 at 7:53 AM
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      narvik transportation

      by borso Online Now Feb 23, 2010 at 2:46 AM


      We will stay in Abisko from 20 to 23 March and would like to visit Narvik, too. I have some questions concerning the transportation:
      1. We would like to go by train from Abisko to Narvik. Does the Ofoten Railway operate in this periode of the year? If not, the "official", SJ trains run also in a beautiful scenery?
      2. How can we get to the Lofoten Islands? By bus or by boat? Where can I find timetables?
      3. I heard about mountain lift in Narvik. Is it operating now?

      Thanks so much for your answers.

      Best, Orsi from Hungary, Budapest

      2 Answers Feb 25, 2010 at 12:55 AM
    • Bus schedule

      by irayasha Online Now Jun 2, 2009 at 6:03 PM

      Does anybody know the bus schedule from Harstad/Narvik Airport to Svolvaer?
      Any other means except bus? How much will be a taxi?

      2 Answers Jun 3, 2009 at 1:51 PM
    • How long is it from Narvik bus station to the train station on foot?

      by Radagastos Online Now May 2, 2009 at 7:13 AM

      Hello, my question is this: Is it possible for me to arrive to Narvik via bus from Tromso at 14:15 and then catch the train for Lulea that leaves at 14:45?

      1 Answer May 3, 2009 at 11:56 PM
    • Narvik to Helsinki

      by peter.halevi Online Now Feb 9, 2009 at 4:11 PM

      Is it possible to go by train all the way from Narvik to Helsinki? If so, how many trains are running per day in May and June? Is this covered by the EurailPass? Please note that the web pages that you suggest do not provide sufficient information in English (not everything is translated) and it seems extremely difficult to learn the details (and purchase the ticket).Thanks,

      Peter Halevi

      2 Answers Feb 9, 2009 at 5:07 PM
    • to get from Narvik to Svolvaer

      by stippes Online Now Feb 5, 2009 at 10:30 AM

      Hello, i will be arriving at Hastad/narvik airport on Feb 15th at 10.35 a.m.
      What is the best way to get to svolvaer? is there a boat or a bus that goes more often than early in the morning and late at night?

      3 Answers Feb 5, 2009 at 11:40 AM
    • Bus train connections Lofotens to Narvik

      by debbie08 Online Now Feb 4, 2009 at 9:22 PM

      Hi, We will be catching the bus from the Lofotens (Svolvaer) to Narvik (I believe its called LOFAST). The bus arrives into Narvik at 2.10pm. We need to connect with the overnight train to Stockholm that leaves at 2.30pm. If we don't make the connection we need to wait until the next day. Does anyone know whether the train waits for the bus by any chance or is the bus always on time? Also does the bus drop you off at the station or will we need to walk some distance to make the connection? I have been looking for other options such as the express boat but believe this has now been stopped since the express bus commenced? Any help appreciated. Thanks.

      1 Answer Feb 5, 2009 at 4:48 AM
    • sculpture / war memorial

      by pauliebird Online Now Aug 19, 2008 at 4:43 AM

      I was in Narvik LONG ago - the 1960s - and recall being VERY impressed by a large sculpture. It was on the waterfront. Its title in Norwegian was roughly 'rebirth'. It showed a woman, seated, with a small girl on one knee, and a small boy on the other. There was no man present. It was I believe the war memorial commemorating the virtual destruction of the town by the opposing forces from Germany and Britain in 1940. And then its post war reconstruction. It was very touching and quite different from the military-style war memorials elsewhere.

      But I can now find no reference to it. And no photo. Was it demolished? Is my memory incorrect, was it in Tromso maybe? Or am I even more wrong? Am currently making a study of war memorials and this came to the top of my memory.

      -pauliebird, perth WA australia

      8 Answers Feb 4, 2009 at 12:33 PM
    • Skiing in April

      by louis.olander Online Now Feb 3, 2008 at 9:01 AM

      My wife and I want to go skiing at the end of April, and have heard that Narvik is a great place to go, with a very late winter. Would there be any difficulties for someone looking to do this? Would the snow be good?

      Thank you,

      1 Answer Feb 3, 2008 at 9:52 AM