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Re: Scandinavia Master thread
« Reply #45 on: June 29, 2016, 06:30:36 PM »
Why us it popular on DDF?

Is it ????

I've got a wedding in London in mid November. Is that winter enough?

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Re: Scandinavia Master thread
« Reply #46 on: June 30, 2016, 02:18:29 AM »
Is it ????
Well I believe there was a lot of talk about it due to the DDF adventure. I could be wrong though.
Regardless, do you recommend going out there for the northern lights or are there better places? Additionally, is there a thread or website discussing Svalbard?

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Re: Scandinavia Master thread
« Reply #47 on: June 30, 2016, 02:30:32 AM »
Well I believe there was a lot of talk about it due to the DDF adventure. I could be wrong though.
Regardless, do you recommend going out there for the northern lights or are there better places? Additionally, is there a thread or website discussing Svalbard?

AFAIK there is a grand total of 6 DDF'ers who've been to Svalbard - the five of us on the adventure, and High End Hobo who went during the summer.

If your goal is the NL, then Svalbard is definitely not the number one place to be. It's incredibly expensive, the tourism infrastructure is minuscule, you need to hire an armed guide if you want to see it away from Longyearbyen's light pollution, and most importantly, it's so far north that's it's actually above the auroral oval.

Go to Iceland instead - it's far cheaper, there are a million options for tourist, and the chances of a spectacular auroral display is far greater. IF you haven't booked your tickets yet, consider taking advantage of Icelandair's free stopover option, it could be very attractively priced sometimes.

For the record, all this is not to detract from Svalbard; it remains the most fascinating and unique place I've visited, and I can't wait to go back (I will likely be doing a workshop there next March). But from a purely auroral standpoint, there are far better options.

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Re: Scandinavia Master thread
« Reply #48 on: July 12, 2016, 02:18:59 AM »
AFAIK there is a grand total of 6 DDF'ers who've been to Svalbard - the five of us on the adventure, and High End Hobo who went during the summer.

If your goal is the NL, then Svalbard is definitely not the number one place to be. It's incredibly expensive, the tourism infrastructure is minuscule, you need to hire an armed guide if you want to see it away from Longyearbyen's light pollution, and most importantly, it's so far north that's it's actually above the auroral oval.

Go to Iceland instead - it's far cheaper, there are a million options for tourist, and the chances of a spectacular auroral display is far greater. IF you haven't booked your tickets yet, consider taking advantage of Icelandair's free stopover option, it could be very attractively priced sometimes.

For the record, all this is not to detract from Svalbard; it remains the most fascinating and unique place I've visited, and I can't wait to go back (I will likely be doing a workshop there next March). But from a purely auroral standpoint, there are far better options.
So Iceland over Norway?
How many nights should I allow?

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Re: Scandinavia Master thread
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Re: Scandinavia Master thread
« Reply #50 on: July 10, 2018, 01:13:30 PM »
Hi,

We are planning a trip to Israel for Sukkas and have great priced flights that stop in Helsinki both ways for about 8 hours. Did anyone take those flights? Experience? Would you suggest we stop in Helsinki, is there enough to do? Any real kosher?

Thanx

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Re: Scandinavia Master thread
« Reply #51 on: July 10, 2018, 01:16:33 PM »
I believe there is an Helsinki thread
There is a small Kosher restaurant adjacent to the Shul and it is a pleasant European city to visit.
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Re: Scandinavia Master thread
« Reply #52 on: July 10, 2018, 07:05:25 PM »
Hi,

We are planning a trip to Israel for Sukkas and have great priced flights that stop in Helsinki both ways for about 8 hours. Did anyone take those flights? Experience? Would you suggest we stop in Helsinki, is there enough to do? Any real kosher?

Thanx
Check the Helsinki thread, there is a very recent excellent TR.
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Re: Scandinavia Master thread
« Reply #53 on: August 10, 2018, 03:31:34 AM »
I'm planning to go to Sweden in a few weeks for a few days, is there a Sweden thread or this is it?