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Where to visit within a few hours flight of the UK?

 
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Oct 29, 2011 06:40 |  #1

I am trying to find a suitable place to go for either a long weekend or week, that's a few hours from the UK, and has impressive scenery to photograph. Can anyone recommend a location? Iceland is my number 1 choice at the moment, but the costs involved after getting there (flights are cheap) is slightly eye watering :D

Any inspiration would be greatly appreciated.

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Oct 29, 2011 06:44 |  #2

South Africa, Kenya!


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Oct 29, 2011 13:14 |  #3

I'm looking at Iceland too. What are you finding expensive?


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Oct 29, 2011 13:43 |  #4

Gel wrote in post #13325191 (external link)
I'm looking at Iceland too. What are you finding expensive?

Mostly travelling around (especially car rental).

I'm also really struggling to pick a time of year to go!




  
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Oct 29, 2011 14:16 |  #5

Well this time of year you might see the northern lights but in Summer you have a day long sunset and sunrise.

Apparently!

I was looking at 4x4 rental, saw a 5 dayer for £250-£300, not a great 4x4, petrol but hey...


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Nov 01, 2011 05:58 |  #6

Ireland. Cliffs of Moher, Slieve Legue, etc.


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Nov 01, 2011 06:26 |  #7

Southern France, Italy, Anywhere in Eastern Europe (Poland, Czech, Baltics are all pretty), Ireland, even Russia - countless opportunities. I'd go for the cheapest flight/accommodation package - when I was in the UK (10 years ago now), there were plenty of cheap flights going - not a lot of countries in Europe where there isn't great scenery.

If it's city/urban scenery you are after, you can't go wrong with a lot of Eastern European countries - I did Poland, Czech Rep, Baltics, Russia - ALL had fantastic cities, as well as countryside. A lot of scenes you won't see anything like in other "usual" western European countries.

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Nov 01, 2011 14:08 |  #8

x_tan wrote in post #13324116 (external link)
South Africa, Kenya!

thats over a 10 hour flight...

OP: whereabouts are on in the UK ?

I ask because it makes a difference - if you are "up north" Scotland is quite close, for me its an hour flight in to Edinburgh - from here you could get to Stirling in under an hour and there is some amazing scenery up that way.

I think about an hour from London are the Channel Islands.

I think Spain is a couple of hours flight, so thats about your limit.

What about some places in the UK ? Jurassic coast (dorset) ? Dartmoor ? lots of scenery in Yorkshire..

If you need a little inspiration there is a magazine here called "outdoor photography". Each month they have a list of 10 places to shoot with a few details and then a couple more with lots more information. May be worth checking out.


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Nov 01, 2011 14:36 |  #9

I am in Cardiff.

Cardiff airport is useless though, and Bristol is very limited. However, Heathrow is an easy 2hr train ride away.

I used to live in Dorset, so have done the Jurassic coast, and used to live in Plymouth, so Dartmoor is ticked off as well :D

So far i'm thinking Iceland is the best option, and where i've wanted to go to for a long time. It's just not cheap.

Norway also appeals, and is cheap(ish) to get to.

One problem i have is i'm very tall, so flying Ryanair, or Easyjet, is not in any way appealing! Which is annoying, as those are the airlines with all the sub £100 flights.




  
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Nov 05, 2011 10:40 |  #10

Can anyone help with route ideas for one week around Iceland?




  
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Nov 05, 2011 10:43 |  #11

Krakow is worth a visit.


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