Birdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3896 posts, RR: 50 Posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3254 times:
Ok, this is really crazy. For some reason I woke up this morning with an unexplainable urge to visit Svalbard (Spitsbergen), and now I'm almost ready to book. I did some online research and it seems that it is a very interesting but extreme place. For close to 100% of A.netters this would be the northernmost place they've ever been. (Not counting polar flights!)
So anyway. There is not a single shot at LYR in the A.net database, even though this airport sees at least 3 scheduled flights a day (2x SAS, 1x West Air Sweden). So I thought, why not go there with 2 or 3 A.netters, check out the place for a coupe of days, shoot our pictures, and enjoy the polar day (nope, sun doesn't ever go down at all).
Anybody in? This is NOT a joke, I'm dead serious. Fares are as low as 279 Eur round trip out of OSL, and getting there should be no problem either. For example, I just found 140 Eur round trip from FRA using KLM City Hopper.
Dates: August 6 (Sun) - August 10 (Thu)
We'd all book together to avoid the price going up after 2 bookings.
I'm really serious about this. I do think we could assemble a group of 4 or 5.
Just the other morning I was looking at my world map in my room and noticed an Island called Spitsbergen, looked it up and it does look a great place, I'd love to visit Greenland also, that would be fantastic!
Cedars747 From Norway, joined Dec 2005, 2721 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3207 times:
From where i live "Tromso" we have direct flights to Longyearbyen.It will be my pleasure to be your guide if you decide to make a stop in TOS on your way to LYR.By the way i work as a tourist guide www.destinasjontromso.no
[Edited 2006-05-28 20:38:16]
Tengo una pasion por la aviacion !لدي شغف للطيران !I have a passion for aviation !Jeg har en lidenskap for luftfart!j'ai
Birdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3896 posts, RR: 50
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3082 times:
Wow, I wouldn't have thought that I'd actually find some people crazy enough to consider coming! Just take your time making up your mind, no hurry here. Maybe some of your non A.net friends want to come along? This one is even safe for girlfriends/wives, as the nature/adventure part should outweigh the plane/spotting part
Well, as you see OSL is quite accessible and not too expensive. As long as we book the Arctic segment as a group, we should be able to get a good deal too. (You know how sometimes the price goes up after 2 or 3 people buy seperately)
For all who are still in doubt about this: Just do it! When was the last time you've done something really really crazy? You're not really going bankrupt here, that fare is actually a pretty sweet deal at the moment. Heck, Patrick spends more buying grass during these 4 days than we pay for the flights!
Let's leave Iceland far far south!
All the things you probably hate about travelling are warm reminders that I'm home
AirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2620 posts, RR: 24
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3065 times:
Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 18): I'd go (places like that fascinate me!), but I simply cannot afford it.
Same problem that I have. I am able to get the flight ticket for free using my bonus points, but the way it is now, I wont be able to pay for a place to sleep, so I will have to earn some money in a hurry
FelixZRH From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 226 posts, RR: 16
Reply 22, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3009 times:
great and crazy idea. I just starred this topic and keep reading it. I like such crazy ideas and I think it would be worth spending the money. The mentioned dates (Aug. 6 - Aug. 10) are still fine with me so if a group is forming there is a good chance that I am part of it. And maybe we could even fly together from ZRH to OSL?
Trekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3003 times:
Those pics look amazing. I have always wanted to go somewhere like this, but im heading off to the us in September.
Will howver be trying out ba's flts to Iceland sooner or later. One country i have wanted to go to for EVER