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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?
      Thanks!

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    • 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?

      Catherine

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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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    • 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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      5 1/2 hour layover in airport

      Oslo Jan 5, 2016 at 3:11 PM

      I have a 5 1/2 hour layover at the airport is it possible to do anything ? Short tour, grab a bit to eat where locals would
      go ? Or stay at airport. Thanks

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    • 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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      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?

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    • 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!

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    • 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?

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    • New Visitor to London

      Narvik 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.
      Thanks.

      4 Answers Nov 29, 2015 at 1:16 PM
    • Day tours in Lofoten in winter

      Lofoten Oct 10, 2015 at 11:29 PM

      Are there any car or bus tours through Lofoten in February or early March

      3 Answers Oct 12, 2015 at 2:50 PM
    • Train or bus in February

      Narvik 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?

      Narvik 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

      Narvik 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
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      Driving Routes

      Nordland Jul 24, 2015 at 9:28 AM

      Between the 3 tourist routes Lofoten, Andoya and Senja which is the one most worthwhile?

      Thanks!

      4 Answers Jul 24, 2015 at 5:23 PM
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      Clothing Tips

      Nordland Jul 24, 2015 at 9:06 AM

      Hello :)
      Will be in Norway the last 2 weeks of August. Driving up to Norland and then back down to Oslo. I am wondering what in the world to pack! I struggle at the best of times to pack lightly :( But I'm really going to try this time. I do however want to make sure I bring suitable clothing and footwear.

      9 Answers Jul 29, 2015 at 7:36 AM
    • Driving in Norway

      Lofoten Apr 22, 2015 at 3:58 AM

      I am travelling to Lofoten in first week of May. Is driving in Lofoten difficult? I am from Indian and we drive on the left side of the road unlike in Norway. What are the speed limits in Lofoten and how is the traffic there? Can i get motor cycle on rent in Lofoten? How much does it cost?

       

      3 Answers Apr 22, 2015 at 6:45 AM
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      Car Rentals

      Svolvær Mar 23, 2015 at 2:20 PM

      What are the closest car rental offices to the cruise ship dock?

    • One day in svolvaer

      Lofoten Mar 2, 2015 at 5:07 PM

      Hi. I have a full day in slovaer and my accomodation is in slovaer too. Wondering what I can do as early as day break and besides visiting reine, any other recommendations pls?
      Thanks.

      2 Answers Mar 3, 2015 at 4:25 AM
    • One day ashore in Lofoten

      Lofoten Feb 27, 2015 at 8:03 AM

      we are coming in June aboard NCL Star and would appreciate advice on what to see in such a short time please.

      3 Answers Mar 2, 2015 at 12:51 AM
    • Weather in early May

      Lofoten Feb 19, 2015 at 8:14 AM

      Hello,

      we are planning to visit Lofoten in early may.. First stop being Reine.
      I would like to know if it is a good time to be there , and whether there will still be snow.
      Personally i prefer more greenery and clear skies.. can i expect that in first week of May ?
      Would appreciate any suggestions, else i might plan my trip a bit late in the month of May.

      3 Answers Feb 20, 2015 at 6:08 AM
    • Bus from Abisko to Navik and Navik to Tromso in March 2015

      Narvik 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

      Pracha

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

      Narvik 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 ?

      Narvik 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
    • 1 week visit

      Lofoten Dec 26, 2014 at 6:58 AM

      Hello

      I was wondering if a one week visit is sufficient or would I have to stay longer, I will be in Skandinnavia for a while and I found a company that offers one week tours (www.exploranor.com).
      Any experiences with that company?
      Will a week be long enough?

      Furthermore I read that people surf in Unstad (unstadarcticsurf.com), I am an beginner, will I still be able to surf there?
      That would make the trip perfect!

      1 Answer Dec 27, 2014 at 4:03 PM
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      Can anyone recommend a Hotel or B & B in Trofors, Norway for June 2015?? Thank you!

      Trofors Dec 7, 2014 at 7:27 AM

      Can anyone recommend a Hotel or B & B in Trofors, Norway for June 2015? Trofors must be a very small village in Nordland though, there is a train station there. I have looked at several hotel sites on line though, found nothing there. I am visiting Hattfjelldal, Nordland then looking at Trofors to catch a southbound 8:56 morning train. Any & all thoughts are greatly appreciated. Thank you, Chuck Ps. having a hotel can make this trip a workable, as traveling on to Geiranger to meet friends one day later.

      4 Answers Dec 9, 2014 at 7:24 PM
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      Northern Lights in Narvik

      Narvik 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
    • Uttakleivveien

      Haukland Oct 13, 2014 at 11:26 PM

      UttakleivveienHow to get on the road that goes Uttakleivveien bypass tunnel? It is possible to drive around barriers on both sides?

      1 Answer Oct 15, 2014 at 1:02 AM
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      Ferry from Bodo to Moskenes then taxi

      Moskenes Aug 6, 2014 at 5:48 PM

      Has anyone taken the ferry from Bodo to Moskenes? Had any experience getting a taxi for around 10 KM from the ferry terminal? I have checked that there are two big tunnels, so walking is out of the question. The other option is renting a car in Bodo - but don't see a way to get insurance as to not risk approx. $1500 USD if an accident. So - is a taxi a viable choice? I know there is a bus, but understand they take hours to arrive.

    • Hiking in the Lofoten

      Lofoten Jul 28, 2014 at 8:21 AM

      Can someone recommend me any nice hikes in the Lofoten?

      6 Answers Dec 24, 2014 at 1:18 AM
    • Road conditions (traffic and ice) in March

      Lofoten Jul 20, 2014 at 3:48 AM

      Just wondering if someone can provide advice about the road conditions that could be expected in late March. I drive on the left hand side of the road at home so feel a little uncertain about driving in Lofoten Islands. I would also be keen to have an understanding about how busy the roads are likely to be at that time of the year.

      Many thanks.

      1 Answer Oct 14, 2014 at 2:43 AM
    • Prices of buses in Lofoten?

      Lofoten Jul 17, 2014 at 8:28 AM

      Hi can anyone link me some website or explane me how i can find prices of buses in Norway? im planning to go from Narvik to Moskenes and than one more time from Andalsness - Trollstigen - Geiranger and back. Anyone know how much are these two trips? thanks a lot

      4 Answers Jul 17, 2014 at 2:47 PM
    • driving in the finnmark

      Lofoten Jul 17, 2014 at 12:36 AM

      what is the best route from bodo to kirkenes

      2 Answers Jul 17, 2014 at 4:32 AM
    • transportation Svolvaer to Kabelvag

      Svolvær Jul 3, 2014 at 12:16 PM

      How would we get from the high speed ferry port in Svolvaer (arrival at 21:00) to Kabelvag lodging? Do we need a rental car, or is there transportation at night?

      1 Answer Jul 3, 2014 at 12:23 PM
    • Round trip or one-way?

      Lofoten Jun 22, 2014 at 4:15 AM

      So, we're doing a bike tour in Lofoten in August. Is it worth making a round trip (Which would be about 400 km) along the southern coasts first and the northern coasts getting back? Or are we better off getting from Moskenes to Svolvaer in one go and then use the days we have left for something else around Bodo, or for going further west of Svolvaer?

       

      2 Answers Jun 22, 2014 at 12:24 PM
    • Bus from Evenes Airport

      Narvik 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
    • transportation

      Svolvær Jun 1, 2014 at 8:34 AM

      What is the best way to get from the ferry to Kabelvag at 9:00pm at night? Is there a grocery store a long the way?

      1 Answer Jun 1, 2014 at 10:19 AM
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      paying for bus

      Moskenes May 16, 2014 at 2:28 PM

      How many NOK to travel from Moskenes to Leknes or Gravdal? Does the company accept credit cards?

      1 Answer May 16, 2014 at 10:47 PM
    • camping in the lofoten

      Lofoten May 6, 2014 at 2:03 AM

      I'm planning to camp in a tent end of August in the lofoten and since I did not find many information or previous experiences for this, I am wondering if it is realizable in terms of weather and temperature, with a simple small tent (type quecha 2 seconds) and a good sleeping bad. What would you advise? Do you have any recommendations? Thank you!!

      1 Answer May 6, 2014 at 9:04 AM