April seems this in-between season - trying to figure out what we can and can't do. We aren't afraid of cold, but would like to be able to do things.
=> Norway in a Nutshell - would consider renting a car and making this a 2 day trip.
- Will the roads be passable ?
- Will things be open ?
- Are there any family activities that kids would enjoy ? (they would love the sea kayaking, but I don't think it starts yet)
=> glaciers - is it worth it for a visit ? How much out of our way is the Jostedal ?
=> Ice Hotel or Snow Igloos in Arctic Circle.
- they look cool, but I'm afraid in April, not much is going on. Also, is the hassle factor of getting there really worth it ? I'd be more interested in the Snow Igloos, but to fly there is through Helsinki, so no direct flights from either Oslo or Stockholm.
=> Oslo - Stockholm - instead of flying or taking the train, we thought about renting a car and breaking it up with an overnight in-between. Is there anything interesting in-between or are we better off just moving between cities quickly ? Any good castle hotels that anyone has stayed in ?