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      First time in Oslo - what area to stay in

      Oslo Nov 11, 2016 at 1:10 PM

      Hi. I am planning a one week trip to Oslo and would like your help in choosing an area to stay in. I plan to rent an apartment. I would like for it to be near good transportation and/or to be within walking distance of major tourist destinations/attractions such as museums, historical sites, interesting neighborhoods, architecture, that kind of thing. It appears there is lots to see and do so I am assuming I can keep busy for a week - is this correct?

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      Tour from Alesund to Runde Island

      Ålesund Nov 6, 2016 at 4:33 AM

      Does anyone know of a coach or bus tour from Alesund to Runde Island during May? I mean by coach or bus, not by boat. I am keen to see the bird life on the island and prefer an organised tour rather than hiring a car.

      Also, is May a good time to go to Runde Island, considering the season for breeding, hatching, etc? I have read that some trails are closed at certain times of the year. I am flexible with my dates for travel.

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      Day Trip to Jostedalsbreen Glacier

      Sogn og Fjordane Yesterday

      I am keen to go to Jostedalsbreen Glacier, or another glacier if there is a better option in the same region of Norway.

      On Jostedalsbreen Glacier it seems there are a few choices of places to go to, such as Briksdalsbreen and Nigardsbreen, and there are also different options such as just look or do a guided walk.

      I found a bus which goes from Stryn, Loen and Olden to the Briksdalsbreen Glacier, so I can do a day trip this way.

      This means I can get to the bottom of a glacier, and I have 2 1/2 hours to walk around, and it is a very reasonable price.

      But what are my other options?

      Are there any other accessible glaciers in the region which I should consider?
      How much would a guided walk cost, where would I have to go to do the walk, and who offers these walks?

      I won't have a car, so I am limited by where buses or tours go to.

      Any guidance on this would be very much appreciated.

    • should i rent a car in tromso?

      Tromsø Dec 1, 2016 at 4:07 PM

      i am going to travel in december with my girl friend, which mean only two of us. So, should i rent a car or taking buses? if i rented a car, i can stay more far away from city centre of tromso, but would it be expensive for two person to rent a car?

    • A trip from Trondheim

      Norway Nov 4, 2016 at 11:55 PM

      I'm visiting my friend who lives in Trondheim next week! she has a car, and she suggested a few ideas -

      1. Atlanterhavsroad including Ålesund

      2. Helgelandscoast including Namsskogan Arctic wild zoo + Torghatten

      3. Lillehammer/Oslo including Hunderfossen familypark and Olympic centre

      4. Boattrip to Kristiansund

      5. Røros

      Personally I love the nature and beautiful views, I've been to Oslo before so I think suggestions number 1, 2 and 4 are the best... she suggests we spend one night in Alesund so we can have time there. She also has a cabin in Helgeland coast but she says we probably have to choose which place to stay... we have only 6.5 days... she also has a cabin at Nerskogen and she thinks we can stay there for a night and maybe could catch the northern light....

      This is her itinerary -

      Thursday 10.11 - We'll come around 16:00 so we'll spend the day in Trondheim

      11.11 - 9.00 Breakfast at Møllenberg bakery

      11.00 Check the city; Olav statue, Stiftsgården + Munkholmen

      12.00 Nidarosdomen

      13.00 Coffee/lunch at Bakklandet – The street with old houses

      14.00 Festningen

      15.00 Ladestien walk + Sponhouse

      17.00 Dinner

      20.00 City evening

      12.11 - 08.30 Breakfast

      10.00 Theisendammen

      11.00 Shopping and hopefully farmers market

      12.00 What do you wish to do this day? --- I suggest that we take this day for a day trip

      13.11 - 9.00 Breakfast

      10.30 Orkanger – check Bårdshaug Herregård

      13.00 Mountain trip – Chasing Aurora Borealis

      14.11 - 9.00 Breakfast

      10.00 Dombås/ Hjerkinn (Close to Snøhetta) + checking for musk and small exploration of Norwegian nature

      15.11 and 16.11 - road trip to one of the places I wrote before, on the 16.11 we have to come in the evening to Trondheim again beause our flight is at 17.11 in the morning....

      What do you think, where is a must place to go? thanks for helping!!

    • bus or cab

      by babswired29 Online Now Feb 19, 2016 at 7:45 AM

      Which should we take to our hotel? arriving 5:40 PM

      10 Answers Feb 20, 2016 at 3:47 PM
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      How to travel cheapest way

      by Murikka77 Online Now Mar 10, 2015 at 12:27 PM

      What is cheapest way travel from Lofoot to Kirkenes small budget ?

      12 Answers Mar 24, 2015 at 9:46 AM
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      acomodation in Kirkenes

      by SanjaP Online Now Aug 31, 2014 at 3:18 AM

      I will come to Kirkenes at October 3 rd and will stay till October 12.......need some not bad but not to expencive place to stay...any help?

      4 Answers Aug 31, 2014 at 4:35 AM
    • northern lights

      by valente1262 Online Now Jul 26, 2014 at 10:25 AM

      hi there! when is the best time of the year to visit Kirkenes, regarding the northern lights phenomenon?

      2 Answers Jul 28, 2014 at 12:55 AM
    • Taxi in Kirkenes

      by nshender1 Online Now Jun 8, 2014 at 12:29 PM

      Will taxi accept Credit cards

      1 Answer Jun 9, 2014 at 10:24 PM
    • Bus travel from Kirkenes to Bodo?

      by KevinRND Online Now Mar 20, 2014 at 5:10 PM

      I'm trying to find out if there is any bus service from Kirkenes to Bodo? I arrive in Kirkenes by cruise ship the first week of September 2014, and would like to take a bus to Bodo, then grab a train to Bergen. (I've got three days to make the trip from Kirkenes to Bergen - I'm not even sure if this is possible?). I appreciate any help - thanks.

      4 Answers Mar 22, 2014 at 3:32 PM
    • How long should I stay in Kirkenes?

      by JennDubb Online Now Nov 11, 2013 at 7:46 AM

      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!

      7 Answers Nov 11, 2013 at 11:05 AM
    • driving late November from Kirkeness to Rovaniemi

      by chris9401 Online Now Jul 15, 2013 at 2:17 AM

      I am having a great deal of difficulty trying to find information on catching public buses from Kirkeness to Rovaniemi. We will arrive on the Hurtigruten boat. So two choices
      Catch buses
      or drive. How difficult is it to hire a car in Kirkeness and drive down to Rovaniemi with a stopover in between. I dont know what the landscape is or what the road conditions would be like. We are from australia & use to driving large distances but not in snowy conditions

      9 Answers Feb 3, 2014 at 5:48 PM
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      how far is the russian border ?

      by Ewilly Online Now Jul 14, 2013 at 12:38 PM

      can I go there by taxi ?
      is it worth to see ?

      5 Answers Aug 8, 2013 at 8:13 AM
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      coming on cruise to Kirkenes

      by Ewilly Online Now Jul 14, 2013 at 12:37 PM

      Do I Need to book a tour ?
      what can I do there myself ?
      Is the City far away from cruiseport ?

      3 Answers Jul 14, 2013 at 6:15 PM
    • Can I hire a small plane and pilot in Kirkenes?

      by aheilner Online Now Jul 4, 2013 at 11:45 AM

      I'll be in Kirkenes for a couple days around August 8-11, and would like to hire a small plane (and pilot) for an hour or two to do some aerial photography in the area. Does anyone know how to locate a local professional pilot? The internet is proving surprisingly empty of information...  A helicopter would also be possible, though I imagine that's even less likely to find.  Thanks!

      2 Answers Jul 4, 2013 at 1:17 PM
    • Kirkenes tasi or something else for rriving Vadso

      by KrisDR Online Now May 15, 2013 at 12:54 PM

      Due to a strike in Vadso airport.
      I must go to Kirkenes on the 17th May arrival at 22.43 PM.
      What will be the cost of a taxi to Vadso ?
      Or is there an other solution possible for the same evening ?
      Thanks, Kris

    • Transportation from Kirkenes to Helsinki Finland

      by Pamc816 Online Now May 14, 2013 at 7:38 AM

      Is there a bus or train that would take you from Kirkenes (after departing the ship) to Helsinki?

      1 Answer May 14, 2013 at 11:11 AM
    • Kirkenes- Murmansk visa-free?

      by dida1984 Online Now Jan 29, 2013 at 3:18 AM

      Hi everyone,

      Does anyone know whether there are some special agreements which authorize you to cross the border from Norway to Russia (to go from Kirkenes to Murmansk) without a visa if it is for a limited amount of time (less than 72 hours)? Or is it possible to get the visa on the border for a one day trip? I have read contradictory information on that issue. My friend and I are planing our summer travel plans and any help would be greatly appreciated! (-:

      2 Answers Feb 27, 2013 at 2:57 PM
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      Northern Lights - after some research

      by DavidO58 Online Now Jan 6, 2013 at 12:46 PM

      Is there anywhere in or close to Kirkenes where, if the weather/ auroral conditions are right, it is dark an free from light pollution. I know that Kirkenes Town and the Airport are not best positioned as it helps to get north of any major light source. I will also have access to a car when I an staying in Kirkenes in February 2013.

    • Kirkenes - Ivalo June 2013

      by lavezzi Online Now Nov 21, 2012 at 12:37 AM

      Is there a regular bus service Kirkenes - Ivalo likely to be running late June (26th) 2013?
      Is there a link to get details?
      Is there a car hire company that does oneway carhire without enormous one way fees?

      1 Answer Nov 21, 2012 at 9:52 AM
    • Kirkenes to ivalo

      by Teddo Online Now Nov 12, 2012 at 6:29 AM

      Hi, i need to go to ivalo from kirkenes at the end of december?.

      1. Do you think the whole trip will be in the dark?
      2. Is there public transport for this?
      3. Can we rent a car for the trip?
      4. How do we get transport for this?

      Pls help.



      4 Answers Nov 12, 2012 at 4:37 PM
    • Snowmobiles in Kirkenes

      by SiPerry Online Now Oct 11, 2012 at 4:13 AM

      Hi everyone - we arrive in Kirkenes on the morning of the 3rd November '12. We were too late in trying to book a snowmobile trip on the Hurtigruten cruise and wondered if we could take a trip in Kirkenes on that day - is there anyone able to provide this , as I think it may be too early in the season ?

      Many thanks,

      1 Answer Oct 12, 2012 at 3:16 PM
    • Time to catch the plane?

      by travelbug12 Online Now Aug 28, 2012 at 1:18 PM

      I am thinking of booking a Hurtigruten cruise, ending in Kirkenes. I am troubled though that the boat is scheduled to dock at 9.45am, yet Hurtigruten propose booking a Kirkenes to Oslo flight departing at 11.30am. This seems like very tight timing. How long does it take in reality to disembark and get to the airport? Does anyone here have experience of whether catching that flight is feasible? Thanks!

      3 Answers Sep 4, 2012 at 10:42 AM
    • Oslo to Kirkenes and Back

      by vikingspirit Online Now Aug 16, 2012 at 12:56 PM

      Hello! Is there a route from Oslo to Kirkenes by bus and/or train? How would I find this information? We want to go through beautiful Norway rather than taking the Hurtigruten. We aren't going until 2013 November. I appreciate your help! Tusen takk!

      3 Answers Aug 17, 2012 at 1:55 AM
    • What to do in kirkenes

      by smgunn Online Now Aug 7, 2012 at 2:41 PM

      We shall be arriving in Kirkenes in Nov 2012 on the Hurtigruten Ferry. Can anybody help with suggestions of what to see / do and how best to get about. Is transport easy or should we do the organised excursions?
      Many thanks for any tips

      1 Answer Aug 9, 2012 at 6:44 AM
    • How to get from KKN to Vadso?

      by brcrider Online Now Feb 22, 2012 at 4:31 PM

      Hello, I will be flying into KKN on April 30 from Oslo and then need to make my way to Vadso. Is there regular ferry service from Kirkenes to Vadso? Or is another form of transportation recommended?

      4 Answers Feb 24, 2012 at 6:39 PM
    • Transport in Kirkenes/Walking

      by Sanita123 Online Now Jan 10, 2012 at 10:58 PM

      Hi everybody. I will be travelling to Kirkenes on my own in February and will be there for one night only. I would like to know what would be the best places to visit and the best place to have lunch and supper. I will already do dog sledding and reindeer sledding in Tromso, so I don't want to do that again. I would like to visit the Snow Hotel for sure but will not sleep there. How far is it to walk from the Thon Hotel to the Snow Hotel, how safe is this walk and how safe is Kirkenes generally for a woman on her own to walk around after dark? I know there are paid trips to the Snow Hotel but I think its crazy to pay NOK400 if I can get in on my own for NOK100. I also think the price of lunch or dinner is exaggerated when one includes it in the organized tour trip.

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      Up North

      by josepbosch Online Now Sep 18, 2011 at 11:54 PM

      Hello virtual tourists: I would like to travel from Kirkenes to Murmansk in Russia in deep winter. Provided I have the right visa, could anybody advice me on the best way to do it by land?. And what is the best border crossing to use and the best route?. Are there any restrictions?. Are the roads clear of snow/ice?. Thank you

      3 Answers Sep 20, 2011 at 8:17 AM
    • Inari to Kirkenes

      by moroak14 Online Now Apr 21, 2011 at 6:32 AM

      we are travelling north through Finland to catch a boat in Kirkenes on 11 July. Currently we have planned our trip to Inari but the only way we have of getting to Kirkenes is by mini-bus which costs about 240Euros. is there any cheaper way to do it?

      1 Answer Apr 21, 2011 at 11:23 AM
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      Russia and the Aurora

      by Mickfortune Online Now Nov 6, 2010 at 1:00 PM

      Is it possible to visit Russia without a visa?

      Is it necessary to get out of the town if the aurora is active in order to see it well?

      How can I get out of the town - taxi? bus? snowmobile?


      3 Answers Nov 9, 2010 at 11:31 AM
    • Kirkenes travel options

      by Swede123 Online Now Jul 6, 2010 at 10:21 AM

      Where can I find travel options once I depart the boat in Kirkenes. I wish to travel by train south, perhaps to Trondheim and then east into Sweden. What are the best and economical routes and options ( train, plane, bus)that service this area?

      3 Answers Jul 6, 2010 at 2:38 PM
    • Taxi airport-city Kirkenes

      by MisiaM Online Now Nov 20, 2009 at 5:30 AM

      God dag :-)
      I plan to fly to Kirkenes soon, what is the cost of taxi from the airport to the center? And could you give me some advice - where can I spend 1 night in good conditions but not so expensive???

      I'be thankfull for help.

      MisiaM from Polen

      1 Answer Nov 20, 2009 at 4:51 PM
    • Driving from Kirkenes to Murmansk

      by mbennet48 Online Now May 6, 2009 at 3:01 PM

      I would appreciate some advice about driving from Kirkenes to Murmansk this August, please? Are the signs in English? How do I get a map of Murmansk for driving? Any problems getting fuel? What roads do I take? I understand that the military road is sometimes closed. From where would I rent a car in Kirkenes?

      1 Answer May 7, 2009 at 6:46 AM
    • I do not want to miss the boat

      by nhegna Online Now Oct 3, 2008 at 8:51 AM

      Jeg reiser: We are flying into KKN ( arrival scheduled for 11:00 ) and need to get to Hurtigruten Terminal to board ( boat leaves at 12:30 ) neste tirsdag

      We do not want to 'buy' a taxi ...
      can we take a bus to city center or to a Hotel and then take a taxi or bus to the terminal? Nar gar den forste bussen til hurtigruten ?
      please help - grandpa is 91 and is unable to walk more than 2KM !

      2 Answers Oct 23, 2008 at 2:10 PM