We are planning on going to Tromso for seeing the NL. We are NOT good and dedicated fotographers, on our "normal" trips we just take simple fotos as a souvenir with a simple digital camera. So, when (and if) we are going to see the Lights, we'll probably just want to look, and stare, and look more ... However, a few fotos would be nice to have this documented!
Can anybody advise us with what kind of camera we can get by without spending a fortune on equipment and weeks of learning?
Thanks a lot!
Hi, we (family of 4) plan to stay in Alesund early March and drive car to Oppdal. How are the road conditions in that time period?
how is night life in bergen?
We are going to Tromso in the end of february / beginning of march. We live in Spain and never make it further north tan Hamburg, so we probably have to face buying a lot of warm clothing we'll never need again! Having learnt that most of the businesses that take tourists on "Northern Light Chases" provide extra warm clothes & even boots, there remains the question:
What do people wear for just walking around in the city? Or, for taking a bus to somewhere else, or a ferry ... etc etc. For instance. are warm shoes with warm socks enough, or does it have to be moon boots? Pants, coats?
I'd be really grateful for some advice!
Coming to Oslo Thursday. Do I need a huge ski/mountain coat or can I bring a lighter weight ski coat? Trying to fit everything! Advice?
How much does the Airport shuttle bus cost into the centre of Molde cost?
what train to catch from oslo gardermoen to reach porsgrunn, final destination is quality resort hotel skjaergarden stathellevn, langesund
Hi, I would like to find out if you can visit Stavenger Fjords in winter? will be very greafull for any tips
What is the weather like at end of February/beginning of March? Is it still very cold?
I’m traveling up North with Hurtigruten to Kirkenes at the end of December. In Kirkenes I will spend 1 night at the snow hotel, do a half day dog sledding trip, and do the tour offered by Hurtigruten.
I have the option to spend up to two nights in Kirkenes, but was unsure if there is actually enough to do aside from winter activities. I don’t plan on doing any other ones like snow mobiling or King crab fishing, etc. Is there enough to see and do culturally that I should stay two nights, or is one full day enough in Kirkenes?
Thanks in advance for your help!
Hi, I am from Mumbai, India. I am contemplating a six days trip Norway in the first week of May, 2014. I plan to fly into Oslo from Prague. I plan to go to Paris from Oslo. Can anyone suggest what should be my must-visit places considering that Norway is a vast country and I plan to use public transport? I will have moderate budget for the trip.
Hi and greetings from Pennsylvania USA
Can anyone suggest accommodations for a family of 4, youngest are 18 and 20 in the Lillehammer area. Ski Chalets sound better then hotels mainly because we have always stayed in hotels. I would really appreciate your opinions since this in completely new to me.
Thank you in advance,
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.
We would like to cruise the Ffordes from England.
Any advise would be appreciated.
We are in our 70s so and not very fit.
What is happening there at that time? What´s worth visiting? How is the weather usually there then?
Hello. I am planning to visit Brønnøysund in a few days in the future. What is the easiest way to get there? What one can do and see in this town? Greetings.
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.
Hi members, I would like to visit Turkey (Estambul and Ankara) in January with my boyfriend. What is climate during this time? and ...what natural reserves I could visite?
I'll be in Bergen for 2 days Nov 11&12... I fear it may be rainy and cold... suggestions for what I would enjoy?
I like the out of doors and museums and people. I'm 60 and female.
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?
I'm going to be in Oslo for a week from November 5th and would love to squeeze in a trip up to Flam to see the fjords. The only thing I'm concerned about is whether it would be a complete waste of time in November. What is visibility like in the fjords this time of year? At the moment i don't know whether to book the whole Norway in a nutshell package with the boat trip/on to Bergen/then back to Oslo on the night train, or just get the train up to Flam, explore it on foot and get the train back to Oslo that evening (by missing out the boat I can cut the cost of the trip in half so want to know if it would really be worth it. Any advise would be much appreciated!
Is it possible to visit a Stave Church (Hopperstadt / Borgund / Kaupanger), go on the Gudvangen Ferry, Flam Railway, and the Stegastein Viewing Platform all in one day? We'd be hiring a car, and happy to set out very early from Bergen.
We'll also be visiting in the depths of winter so less sunlight and more snow...
Opinions welcome please?
I'm torn between doing NiN straight up, and a more off-piste trip taking in the viewing platform, stave church etxc (even if only from the outside!)
I'm 24 years old, but got my driver license only 4 months ago
All big car rentals have limitations to driver license - it should be issued more than year ago.
How could i handle this? Maybe there are some small car rentals in Oslo, whick have no such limitations or maybe i could by additional insurance to avoid this limitation?
And small second question: i'll be at Norway at 1-9 of november
Have i chance to see northern lights? Which city offers best chances to see them?
I'm looking to book trip to try to experience the Northern Lights in February but am currently torn between Iceland and Norway as destinations - does anyone have any recommendations?
If Norway, we were thinking of flying into Trondheim and taking the Hurtigruten up to Tromso and using this as a base. How easy is it to book activities once there and do these need to be in advance? Would people recommend a package trip instead?
Pros for Iceland for me are that it would probably be slightly cheaper and potentially a few more activities to do as we don't want to pin all of our hopes on seeing the lights so want to have some other fun stuff to do.
Any thoughts / info would be greatly appreciated!
We have limited time (!) touring Scandanavia and I was planning to go from Copenhagen to Oslo by overnight ferry. Then train to Myrdal and on to Flam. Overnight then ferry to Bergen for two nights. Then train back to Oslo.
I am now considering flying into Bergen from Copenhagen, ferry to Flam, train to Myrdal and then Oslo. But we would miss the train between Bergen and Myrdal. Is this part of the train trip not to be missed - better than Flam to Myrdal? Thanks!
I am treating my wife to a surprise holiday to Bergen from the 30th December to the 5th January for her 30th birthday with our 15 month old son.
I have investigated a helicopter flight from Bergen to the Hardangerfjord and Folgefonna Glacier - will this be worth it even if the glacier is covered in snow?
Also if we were to hire a car for 1 or 2 days, where would people recommend visiting at this time of year (January) – the village of Mo (Modalen), Borgund, Balestrand? Or even places closer to Bergen?
And where would be best if we wanted to stay the night somewhere?
Any advice welcome,
Hi everybody, I'm going to Tromso this winter and I was wondering if it's possible to chase the northern lights by car. I'm going a programmed tour one night, but I'd like to try to catch the aurora borealis on my own, using a rented car. Is it safe or may I have some problems such as battery freezing?
When is the Sea Parrot Festival 2014 and what is it called in Norvegian? Cheers!
When and can you see the Northern Lights in Orkanger Norway?
I will be travelign from Norway to India through Dubai. We are planning for my dad to travel from India-(Hyderabad) and meet me in the airport to join me on my flight from Dubai to Hyderabad.-To help me in transit as I am travelling with twin babies.
My dad's will have 4 hrs gap between time his flights.
What kind of visa does he need?