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1. Posted by mexmango (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y

Hey everybody,

I'm planning a trip to Iceland, Ireland, England, Scotland, and the Baltic countries next April. I've got lots of questions about these countries. First of all, will the weather be too cold in april? Being Mexican I guess it wont be too comfy, but i think i'll manage;-) And what about the people, are they easy to get along with?
Also, if anybody could point out the must-see places and things to do in any of these countries, i'll greatly appreciate it. Any tips or advice are welcome. Greets from Mexico,

Andrés

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Are you going to visit all of those countries in April alone or from April onwards?
The weather in April ranges from cold (below zero in iceland or during the night in the other countries) to probably 25 if you are lucky.
In general, it's not a very stable month, weatherwise.

Hightlights enough to mention all of them, but in Ireland the westcoast is beautiful, iceland is just one hightlight of it's own, the Scottish Highlands are nice and the other countries' highlights are mainly there biggest cites like Riga, Vilnius (largest baroc town in the word), Tallinn and London. Although Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Reykjavik are good for going out as well.

3. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 9y

In Iceland in April, expect snow... We usually get at least some snow around Easter. It won't be TOO cold, but bring a coat and an open mind :)
Icelandic people are usually pretty friendly, but not very open about themselves.
Reykjavik is an ok city to be in, but you should try to get out of the city. Go to Gullfoss and Geysir, the Blue Lagoon, maybe go on a Northern Lights tour..
PM me if you have any more questions about Iceland..

4. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Mexmango

I am from Ireland.
I think u will find the people easy to get along with, especially if u like to drink.
People in Ireland tend to be laid back and easy going.

Bring winter clothes. April is usually quite cold, with many rainy days. Day time temperatures are usually 15 to 20 C degrees.

Mel

5. Posted by mexmango (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y

Hey guys,

Thanks to all of you for the advice! Im planning to visit these countries from April till mid-May. I guess i won't have enough time to see ALL of the highlights. Maybe ill have to skip one of the Baltic countries. Which do you like better, Utrecht, Riga or Vilnius?
And Mel, i do like to go out for drinks. I spent a year in Spain and i tried this Irish beer, called Murphy´s (i think) and loved it, as well as Guinnes, of course! So, i guess ill get along with the Irish...

Cheers,

Andres

6. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Hi Andres,

I guess if you want to skip one of the baltic countries, skip Lituania. Vilnius should be nice, but Estonia and Letvia are neighbours, so considering logistics it might be better to focus on Riga and Tallinn, with maybe a side trip to helsinki (about an hour by boat from tallinn).

Have fun, Michael.

7. Posted by s_hoot (Respected Member 497 posts) 9y

You got to visit Newquay in England. Its a cozy little insane party/surf town in the southwestern tip of cornwall. Dozens of hostels and over a hundred pubs/clubs/bars all within a few mile strech of town. so many things to do there. some of the most beatiful beaches in all of England, canoing, cliff diving, surfing, kite boarding, hiking, lots of drinking, zoo, skate park, aquarium, and tons more.