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      Dogsledding-Weather Conditions-Aurora Borealis Question

      Kiruna Jan 2, 2017 at 10:25 PM

      Hello Everyone!

      I had a few more questions about traveling to Absiko/Kiruna since me and 5 friends will be traveling there next week. You guys were all really helpful in my previous question, and I hope you can share some more insights with me.

      1) I've noticed that the weather in this area of Sweden tends to snow a lot lately. I'm curious to know if it is generally light snow, or is it heavy snowstorms/ white outs?

      2) I've been keeping track of the Aurora forecasts with some apps, and it says that the two nights we will be up north, has a kp index of 2 (nothing). Ironically, for the next few days after, there's a kp index of 5 (which is amazing but we will be back home by then). My question is, if you think it will be worth traveling all the way to Abisko at all if there is such a small chance in seeing the northern lights?

      3) Dogsledding. We want to do it, but there are so many options and it's been hard finding the right place. I've read that Kiruna has nicer landscapes for dogsledding than Abisko, and I wonder if that is true? Also, I'm looking for a place in Kiruna that will offer individual sleds (for 6 people-2 hours-not expensive/cheap). Do you have any recommendations?

      Thank you so much for any information you can lend!! I look forward to any responses!

      -Sara

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    • Local buses

      Stockholm Jan 5, 2017 at 8:53 AM

      Can I us a credit card to buy return ticket on buses

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      Transportation between Abisko and Kiruna

      Kiruna Dec 26, 2016 at 1:01 AM

      Hi all!

      We're 5 people planning a very short trip to Kiruna and Abisko. We are arriving in Kiruna Saturday night, Jan 14 at 21:00 and leaving Kiruna on Monday morning at 12:55. We want to spend Sunday morning checking out a bit of Kiruna/or ice hotel and maybe dog sledding (either Kiruna or Abisko), leave early Sunday afternoon to Abisko spend Sunday night there, and leave Monday morning to Kiruna airport. What are the recommended methods of travel then?

      Regarding driving, I don't have experience driving in winter conditions so I am very concerned about renting a car. If you definitely recommend it, do you have any tips, instructions, or advice about night driving in Abisko.

      Thanks!

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      coming to Visby in a cruise

      by abvideo Online Now May 27, 2014 at 6:04 AM

      is there enough to see for me when I walk alone, or do I need to book a tour on the ship ?
      Is there a hop-on&off bus for the island ?
      is the island also worth to visit ?

      4 Answers Jun 1, 2014 at 2:38 AM
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      Ferry to Riga

      by Anne-Karin Online Now May 13, 2014 at 9:46 AM

      This summer we are going to make a bycicletrip around the Baltic Sea. Is there a ferry (not for cars, but for bicycles and pedestrians) from Visby to Riga? Or maybe Ventspils?

      1 Answer May 13, 2014 at 10:36 AM
    • standing stones

      by phardzog Online Now Jul 20, 2013 at 4:21 PM

      What is the history of the stones? They are very intriguing. How many? Do we know their significance?

      4 Answers Aug 4, 2013 at 4:16 AM
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      Medieval Hotel

      by AnnabelleLee Online Now Dec 4, 2007 at 4:38 AM

      Hi!
      Has anyone stayed in Medieval Hotel in Visby? I am going to stay there next year, and I would like to hear some opinions. :)

      5 Answers Jan 17, 2008 at 12:03 PM
    • directions from milano to visby

      by weissjennie Online Now Dec 26, 2006 at 4:50 PM

      what is the best way to travel to and from

      1 Answer Jan 2, 2007 at 3:46 PM
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      night life in visby

      by mirlox Online Now May 30, 2006 at 3:59 PM

      hello my friends,I am javi from Spain and I am going to visit Visby with some friends in July,I would like you to give some information of the city...
      I was told that the coast was fantastic and full of people in summer time,is it true?I also would like to know something about night life and about the kind of people that usually go to the island in summer,are they young?we are 22years old,will I find party?
      Thnk you very much

      7 Answers Jan 10, 2013 at 2:21 AM
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      accomodation

      by foretopman Online Now May 8, 2006 at 9:29 AM

      Any tip for a cheap accomodation in Visby at the end of July?

      3 Answers May 11, 2006 at 4:26 AM
    • Foodie Recommendations for Visby wanted

      by psychchef Online Now Apr 24, 2005 at 8:59 PM

      i like food markets, authentic food, off the beaten track areas, pubs, etc. Will be in visby in August

      4 Answers Apr 25, 2005 at 10:50 AM
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      getting from stockholm to visby in september

      by dedrellys Online Now Aug 18, 2004 at 9:44 AM

      I would like to visit visby while I am in Sweden but my time is very limited. When I try to read the ferry schedule, it looks like there is a single ferry this time of year that arrives visby at 1400 hrs; the only returning ferry on that day is 2 hours later! I don't have the luxury of spending a night in Visby. Is there any other affordable way to get to Visby? The airline price I saw was about600 for the 45 minute trip!

      6 Answers Sep 15, 2004 at 1:32 PM
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      Is Old Town close to the Harbour?

      by annk Online Now Jul 6, 2003 at 9:55 AM

      One of our port stops will be Visby, Sweden on our Baltic cruise. Of course a couple of tours are offered from the cruiseline but would it be convenient to explore on our own? How far is the town from the harbour? Thanks.

      3 Answers Aug 18, 2004 at 10:48 AM