I am from South Africa and are quite interested in going to Russia and Scandinavia for a honeymoon of about 2 weeks in August 2013. Russia, because we like museums and its very different culture, and Scandinavia (especially Norway) because we would like to see some ice and glaciers (and possibly do some hiking). I like the rest of Europe as well, but am a bit weary of too many other tourists at that time of year...
Anyway, so my rough plan was to fly to Moscow (spend 2 days), train to St Petersburg (spend 3 days), train to Helsinki (try and coincide and run the Helsinki marathon and spend the night), fly to Stockholm (2 days) and fly to Oslo (spend 3 days in Norway).
We are quite active (hence the marathon and hiking) and thus a laid back island holiday isn't really our scene. I have very little experience in Europe so your suggestions about the feasibility and cost effectiveness of such an itinerary would be greatly appreciated. Also if you think the itinerary is perhaps a bit too strenuous (especially on a young marriage!), I will definitely heed your warnings
Recent ActivityView all Europe activity »
- 1 GEEKS: YAHOO TEC*H SUPP0RT CONTACT ☎ 1:800:540 :6830 YAHOO MAIL 24*7
- 2 Street parking in Barcelona?
- 3 offline navigation for a tablet in Germany and Austria
- 4 Spain itinerary and railway advise
- 5 Euro Travel & Trivia Quiz - Memorial Day Special
- 6 Please Help! Day Trips to Bern, Thun, Castles, and MORE!
- 7 TIM in FCO - update
- 8 Swiss Train Travel Help
- 9 Madrid food advice needed
- 10 Trip Report- UK Gardens in May
- 11 16 days in France and Italy
- 12 Help building itinerary Italy/Austria
- 13 Villa Ephrussi Rothschild
- 14 Burgundy or Languedoc-Rousillon
- 15 Iceland trip report!
- 16 Rome-Switzerland-Paris-Rome 2 week trip
- 17 Paris for children
- 18 Germany/Switzerland Help
- 19 Naples + Walking Tour
- 20 Madrid, Andalusia and possibly Tangiers
- 21 Need hotel in Athens
- 22 Ideas for change in our Italian itinerary please
- 23 Avoid Europcar!
- 24 [Needed Recs] Cheap, widely available, good wine in Italy?
- 25 Plitvace Lake 1 day or 2?
russia and scandinavia for honeymoon - suggestions please...