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1. Posted by Breslino (Budding Member, 10 posts) 18 Jan '11 11:39

Hello there,

I am planning a euro trip from England through Europe. It is a very vague plan at the moment, but I think I have a decent start planned for the trip. I was just wondering if I am missing any must see places, or if some of the places I have at the moment aren't worth visiting. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Firstly, I will either travel up to the Scottish Highlands for three days and get a ferry from there to Harfnarfjodur in Iceland or just fly there direct and skip the Highlands.

The idea is to spend about 4-5 days in Harfnarfjodur and then catch a ferry from there to the Faroe Islands. As I understand it, theres not alot to do or see in the Faroe Islands, but there are some beautiful hiking routes, so I was thinking of just spending 2 days here.

Then another ferry over to Norway, ideally somewhere in the south, although I haven't decided on a city as yet (could do with some input here!!)

I would look to spend a week in Norway and then catch a ferry or flight (whichever is cheapest) down to Denmark. I would like to stick to the coastal areas of Denmark (again I haven't really got too many plans for Denmark so any ideas would be brilliant.)

I would be looking to travel from the north to the south of Denmark, but I don't drive, so this might be a daft question, but is it possible to walk it!?!? and stay in different placeseach night?? If not then I'll probably catch a flight from Norway down to Southern Denmark. Also, sticking to the Danish theme, I would like to have a day trip out to Helligoland if possible, any views or info on this would be superb.

From Denmark I'd be hoping to visit Holland, Amsterdam would be a must here, but any other ideas of places to visit would be grand. I was thinking three days in Amsterdam (is this enough to see everything??) and then maybe another seven days seeing the rest of Holland.

Thats kind of where I'm up to at the moment, although I was thinking from Denmark - Germany, Germany - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - France, France - Italy, Italy - Albania then work my way through eastern europe.

Im not sure if this is a good starting plan or even realistic. Also I'm not too sure if some of the places are worth visiting or if I'm missing any gems. Any thoughts and ideas would be superb.

Also, I have at the moment £3000 to spend, could be more (depending on when I decide to go), is this whole euro tour realistically possible on those funds or do I need to save a little more. I have been looking at some real cheap hotels in eastern europe and shouldn't have any financial issues over there, but Norway, Denmark and Holland can be quite expensive I have heard.

I am interested in learning about local customs, seeing local architecture, visiting any sporting events and the general tourist attractions of these countries. As well as this I do like hiking and seeing nature etc.

Thank You very much for any input, it is very much appreciated!!!:)

2. Posted by t_maia (Moderator, 3291 posts) 18 Jan '11 22:11

The northern countries are very expensive to travel in. A loaf of toast is approx. 4 pounds in Iceland. Even if you do not spend a lot of time there all the flying around will cost you quite a lot of money.

I don't think that 3000 pounds are going to cut it if you stick to your current plan. especially if you want to continue on to France, Italy and Albania. You'd have to do some serious calculations.

I would would probably fly over to Norway directly from London. I would not bother spending 200+ pounds on a ticket to Iceland only to be there for 4 days max. Same for the detour to the Faroer and Scotland. It is significantly more expensive to fly from Scotland to Norway than from London, so I would save Scotland for later.

I would be looking to travel from the north to the south of Denmark, but I don't drive, so this might be a daft question, but is it possible to walk it!?!?

Well, alternatively there are trains and buses. You could also walk large parts of the distance if you want, I am sure there is a way.

I would like to have a day trip out to Helligoland if possible,

Helgoland is part of Germany now. You'd be best off visiting this place as a daytrip from Hamburg. There are daily ferries.

From Denmark I'd be hoping to visit Holland,

Take a look at the Frisian Islands, there are almost enroute.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frisian_Islands
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Frisian_Islands

is this whole euro tour realistically possible on those funds

Set yourself a timeframe of travel. How long do you plan to be on the road? Depending upon your style of travel you are looking at spending around 45-65 pounds per day on average. So your 3000 pounds would allow you to be on the road for around 6-8 weeks.

You write about walking, could you see yourself walking everywhere? Carrying a backpack with a tent and camping gear and sleeping roadside? It would stretch your funds significantly if you only had to worry about paying for food, clean clothes, the occassional ferry (or train across a bridge) and a small number of flights.