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help! transportation and travel between northen countries

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1. Posted by averynkh (Full Member 98 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

hi, i plan to visit northen countries of europe and back to uk
i need help for transportation between them, can you guys pls give me some guides?

i will probably fly from shetland or from orkney to norway
but havent know should i go bergen, oslo or stavanger
any advises to this?

seem like oslo is just a city, i would like to see magnificent natural scenery too
is stavenger or bergen better?

my route is from norway - sweden - denmark - germany - czech rep, then back to uk
should i go to poland?

what is the best and cheapest choice for me to travel between these countries?
trains or plane for me?

i planned to probably spend one week for each of them, is this enough?
coz i have to go back to uk, czech rep or poland or any other can get cheap flight from (in terms of conveniency and fares)?

thanks so much, i really need for these ^^

[ Edit: Edited on 26-May-2009, at 09:44 by averynkh ]

2. Posted by bgl (Full Member 167 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I have no idea what flights might be available from the Shetlands or Orkneys to Norway, and you may not have many choices. The entire west coast of Norway is very scenic, but the most incredible scenery is north of Bergen. Specifically the Sogne Fiord. And Oslo may be "just a city", but it's very scenic, and happens to be one of my favorite cities.

As far as travel, all depends on how much you want to see, and where you want to go. If you intend to visit the northern parts of Scandinavia (up around the Arctic Circle), definitely fly. If you're going to stay in the southern part, you will see much more of the countryside when travelling by train. And it's fairly quick and efficient. I have travelled a lot between Malmö (southern Sweden) and Stockholm. Always used to fly - takes just under an hour. Now I take the fast train - just over 4 hours, and very comfortable. 4 hours may sound much more than 1 hour by plane, but when you add the transfer to and from the airports, and the extra time you need to be at the airport to check in, there's not much - if any - difference in the total travel time. And one week in each country will allow you enough time to see plenty of different places. I have never been to Poland, so can't give you any advice there, but if you want more information about Scandinavia, let me know!

3. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Good ol' British Airways will do the Orkney-Norway bit for you, but it isn't cheap.
Kirkwall, Orkney (KOI) to Edinburgh Turnhouse (EDI).
EDI to Heathrow (LHR).
LHR to Oslo (OSL). Journey time with changes is around 8 hours. Single fare is around £160 including taxes fees etc.
The return trip (though doubt you'll be doing it!!) is exactly the same, but normally takes 4 hours longer, due to the longer connecting times.
You will, for sure - find that once you've got to the GB Mainland - there are lots of budget airlines doing flights to Norway.
Good luck.

[ Edit: Edited on 26-May-2009, at 12:37 by Redpaddy ]

4. Posted by averynkh (Full Member 98 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

thanks for reply ^^

hi guys, thanks for the information, i just did some researches bout lerwick and kirkwall and i am pretty understand what should i do, there is a flight from shetland to bergen three times per week by flybe, i think i will follow it... it cost about 100pound, sound good isnt it?

i need more transport information to travel between these europe countries....
i dun wish to be spoon-feed-baby too, but if you know any good information please feel free to let me know
coz it narrows my research's range...

oh yeah, has most hostel in europe provide us linen or duvet?
coz i dun wish to bring my sleeping bag (use to use it as blanket )

i just dun wish to rush rush rush for my journey
and i think i will just go for main attractions of the country but with easy access and in budget
so if you have any must-see please tell me too

thanks ^^

5. Posted by averynkh (Full Member 98 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

i just started to do my research... but travel to different countries and probably departure from mid of june...
i saw some useful information about norway and sweden in Travel Guide section...