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denjdav Nov 13th, 2015 05:48 PM

6 days in Denmark or/& Norway mid Decemberadvise
Hi. Hoping for some advise. I have 6 days free to spend in Denmark, Norway or both mid December. Love landscape photography, so thinking of hiring a car and heading out into the countryside on day trips for a few days. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

nytraveler Nov 14th, 2015 03:38 AM

Not a bad idea if you want photos of bleak winter landscapes. We found much of Norway countryside to be boring - scrub oak or just ground cover - except for the fjords and mountain areas (but we are used to NY state which is mostly gorgeous).

Are you determined to do just countryside or also city scenes? Both Oslo and Copenhagen are charming cities.

menachem Nov 14th, 2015 09:45 PM

Better fly into Bergen and get to the fjords, which can be done by public transport from Bergen. Bergen is very nice as a city with good outdoor spaces, and you'll have good access to the Fjords.

If you want exciting landscapes, don't go to Danmark.

Vital1975 Nov 15th, 2015 05:54 AM

Norway is beautiful in winter, totally agree about Bergen. In Gleilo you may book a husky-tour - photos with huskies and loads of positivity! Railroad Bergensbanen between Oslo and Bergen is also very picturesque.

Wwandererr14 Nov 22nd, 2015 10:34 AM

In mid-December there will be many Christmas markets - in Oslo, Gingerbread town in Bergen, ice-climbing festival - not perfectly "landscape" but also very picturesque for photos. And nortnern lights in Tromso!

BritishCaicos Nov 22nd, 2015 11:03 AM

Pick the Hurtigruten ferry up in either Bergen or Trondheim and take it through the The Lofoten Islands which in winter are stunning. If you carry on to Tromso you will have an excellent chance of seeing the Aurora. Fly back from Tromso.

The photographic opportunities are endless.

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