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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.

    • Benerud Farm

      Eidsvoll Jan 7, 2016 at 7:52 AM

      In Eidsvoll there is a farm called Vestgam Aas attached to this is a small tract known as Benerud. Is the Benerud tract still there? Can it be visited if it is?

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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

    • 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.

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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.

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      Trip to Bergen

      Bergen Jan 6, 2016 at 3:43 AM

      What is the most important if traveling to Bergen in January?

    • Winter convoy to north cap, start from where?

      by lovelacetom Online Now Sep 16, 2015 at 3:18 PM

      Winter convoy will start from November? from where ?


      3 Answers Sep 17, 2015 at 7:45 AM
    • Any one knows where to buy 55 shot glasses with a Nord Kap mark on?

      by Weddinginsweden2014 Online Now Jul 6, 2014 at 3:56 AM

      Can someone help me find out where to buy 55 shot glasses with a Nord Kap mark on?
      Thank you in advance!
      Wedding in Sweden

      2 Answers Jul 6, 2014 at 6:44 AM
    • Real North Cape

      by ministercbc Online Now Jun 2, 2014 at 8:18 PM

      I'm seeking information on the hike to the real North Cape, about 9 km off of E69. We are coming in on a cruise, arriving at 8 a.m., getting a rental car at 8:30, and I'm guessing we could be at trail head, parking area by 9:15. Is it realistic to make the hike from there in 2.5 hours, and 3 hours on the return to the car, back to car say by 2:45? Can you get further down the trail in a car to drop off hikers, shortening the hike by a mile or two? answer to email

      1 Answer Jun 3, 2014 at 11:15 AM
    • where to buy

      by annehoughton Online Now Sep 7, 2013 at 6:26 AM

      I'm after a jacket with a Norwegian flag and the letters 71 degrees nord . have seen one that was bought at Nordkapp , but need more info about where to get it from and the cost

      1 Answer Sep 7, 2013 at 7:48 AM
    • summer trip to nordkapp

      by zemann Online Now Apr 18, 2013 at 6:15 AM

      Hi everyone. I'm trying to plan a trip to nordkapp for this summer, with public transports. So these are my questions:
      1. does the bus Nordkappekspressen (between Narvik and Alta, then to Honningsvag) still exist? because I cannot find any info on the internet.
      2. if it doesn't run anymore, what are my concrete options to reach Alta (excluding flights, if possible)?

      1 Answer Apr 18, 2013 at 11:26 AM
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      Nordkapp trip in January

      by Seweryna Online Now Nov 17, 2011 at 3:08 AM


      Have anyone traveled to Nordkapp in winter? I am planning a trip in Jan 2012 and look for any helpfull info especially concerning car/bus transport and overnighting.


      14 Answers Jul 14, 2013 at 4:28 PM
    • chandrika

      by ckgala Online Now Apr 20, 2011 at 7:06 AM

      my friend would like to spend 2 hrs before sunset and 2 hrs after sunset at northcape. what is is best option? can he rent a taxi? [ he does not drive]how much would a taxi cost? can i get the telephone nos. of taxi companies in that area?

      2 Answers May 10, 2011 at 2:21 PM
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      Nordkapp - worth the visit?

      by bavchy Online Now Jul 29, 2009 at 1:40 PM

      Hello! I'll be in northern Finland for a week. I'm thinking about visiting the North Cape. But with public transportation and 1 night at a hostel, I would spend 200€ for 2 days. I'm thinking it's way to expensive and I'm not sure if I should go... What do you think? I'd just like to hear a few opinions...

      7 Answers Sep 16, 2014 at 7:12 AM
    • More about NordKapp

      by hioweycats Online Now May 2, 2008 at 3:54 PM

      How many miles north of the Arctic Circle is NordKapp??

      2 Answers May 19, 2008 at 6:53 AM
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      Travelling by car to North Cape

      by Alpha_Ghana Online Now Feb 7, 2008 at 10:50 AM

      I intend to travel in June to North Cape. I want to go there by car. How are the roads? Do I need a 4WD or a normal car is OK?

      6 Answers Feb 25, 2008 at 5:57 AM
    • Travel to Knivskjellodden

      by emo1truth Online Now Dec 30, 2007 at 6:11 AM


      I will be traveling to Norway at the end of June and want to hike to the most northern point if Knivskjellodden. My question is what's the best way to get there from Bergen?

      1) Should we fly to Hammerfest and then take a ferry to Honningsvåg?
      2) Should we fly to Honningsvåg directly?
      3) Once in Honningsvåg or anywhere else on the north cape, how do we actually get to the trailhead?
      4) If by bus, is there a website we can access to make reservation?
      5) How many days should we allow?

      Thank you so much,

      3 Answers Dec 31, 2007 at 7:54 AM
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      travel to nordkap during July

      by Laam Online Now Jul 3, 2007 at 2:34 AM

      Hi every body

      I would like to travel to the nordkap during july 2007, I'am actually in Oslo and wonder if there are poeple who want to do the same thing, we could orgnize that together, it will be an opportunity to meet new freinds as well.

      1 Answer Jul 10, 2007 at 9:22 AM
    • nordkapp:getting there .cossing the tunel by bus?

      by BirisFlamencoTriana Online Now Aug 11, 2006 at 10:24 AM

      Thanks for your useful info. my problem is that i m not driving a car. You said that a tunnel link the North-Cape-Island with the continent. do you know if there is a DIALY and FRECUENT service to cross it by bus??

      Something else I would love to know is how to get the hurtigruten boat till Lofoten, if it takes more than one day and if its possible to dit everyday. And of course, how to get to the port! I dont know if u have any info about it, but everythink u can tell me is more than welcome


      5 Answers Aug 13, 2006 at 4:14 AM
    • How to Get Nordkapp from Rovaniemi,or Finnish Lapland

      by BirisFlamencoTriana Online Now Aug 8, 2006 at 7:42 PM

      I am planning my visit to Scandinavia, (I´m leaving on next Friday!). I will start in the south of Sweden (Sverige!), then will go to Finland, and after that, I will travel to the north, with the idea of visiting first Finnish Lapland and from there getting to NordKapp and Lofoten islands, before travelling south in the west coast.

      So, to sum up, I will be in north of Finland, (probably Rovaniemi, or Kemi) when I have to get Nordkapp-taking into account that I wont have/use a car.

      I would appreciate a lot any info with regard to this question; I'm also lost about accommodation in the area; actually, I`ve just discovered its not so easy to find cheap places, b&b, hostels, or just places to sleep in the area.

      Thanks so much for your help!

      1 Answer Aug 10, 2006 at 5:39 AM
    • Nordkapp on motobike

      by sarvan Online Now Nov 3, 2005 at 2:51 PM

      Has anyone gone to Tromso to Nordkapp on motobike,during June.

      3 Answers Nov 4, 2005 at 12:26 PM
    • Taking a bike to Nordkapp

      by kirandulas Online Now Jul 17, 2004 at 3:08 PM

      I'm starting to plan a cycle ride starting in May next year which should take me from Nordkapp to Sicily (or maybe Gibraltar; not decided yet). Can anyone give any advice on the quickest/easiest way to get from say Oslo to Nordkapp with a bike? Due to limited time, I sadly can't afford to cycle all the way up there, but I expect I'll probably have to do at least the last bit. I have come across some information that says bikes can be taken on buses, but on the other hand I've read that about other countries as well where it's simply not true. Any help very welcome!

      2 Answers Jul 30, 2005 at 3:17 AM
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      by thelittlevoice Online Now May 31, 2004 at 4:25 AM

      what's the cheapest way to get there from stockholm? thanks.

      6 Answers May 31, 2004 at 3:50 PM