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The coldest season of the year in most regions on Earth, between autumn and spring.

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Renting a vehicle in Iceland during the winter?

I am planning a visit to Iceland during the winter and assume that I might need a 4x4 to travel on the ring road. My questions are; Can we rent a vehicle prior to visiting Iceland or should we do it ...
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Weather on the Scottish West Highland Way in March?

What weather should be expected on the West Highland Way (Scotland) in March? I suppose I don't have to prepare for snow, unless I plan to hike in the surrounding mountains?
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My son will be moving from Indianapolis to Seattle at the end of January driving a small uhaul. what is the safest route through mountains?

I am looking for safest route through the mountains with winter weather.
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Where this row of frozen trees is placed?

I'd fancy to visit the place portrayed in the photo above. What is the name of the city in the background?? The original of the above image (at least in my PC) is placed at /mnt/windows/Windows/Web/...
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Best jacket for Sweden? [closed]

I'm going to do an erasmus in Skovde (Sweden) for 6 months, starting in August, and I'm wondering what kind of jacket would be the best. I don't know if a ski jacket would do the job or if its better ...
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What is the highest pass in the world that is kept open (plowed) in winter?

Winter is here (for those in the Northern Hemisphere at least), and with it comes the bane of travelers just about everywhere, snow. Furthermore, snow tends to be more prevalent at higher altitudes, ...
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Driving from Denver to DC in December [closed]

We are planning on driving from Denver to DC before Christmas and back again before the New Year. We would be on I70 the entire time, and planning on two overnight stops. In general, what are the ...
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How to prepare for a winter trip to Yellowknife, clothing-wise?

I'm heading to Yellowknife (not too far from the Arctic Circle!) in February. The temperature at the moment (January) is -31F, or -35C. I grew up in New England, so I'm used to cold, but not this ...
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Trip to iceland: paying for tours or taking bus/car

I will be in Iceland for three nights during the new year holidays.The are different websites that offer tours in Iceland with different prices. I can also take bus or rent car and explore by myself. ...
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In France, in winter, when do the authorities put salt on the roads?

In France what is the procedure followed by the authorities when deciding when to put salt on a road to avoid black ice? Do they observe the weather and scatter salt just in time? Or do the ...
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Car rental in Germany - are winter tyres included?

I'm going to rent a car in Frankfurt, Germany in December-January. Can I assume that any car is to be equipped with winter tyres? (Reason I'm asking is that some web sites clearly state that winter ...
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Is it safe to drive from Prague to Salzburg during winter?

I am going on a trip to Czechia and Austria during Christmas time with my friends. 6 of us will be on the trip and there's only driver who holds an American driver's licence (Washington State). One ...
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If arriving in Estonia in winter from a warm climate, is it easy to find good secondhand winter clothes?

I just flew from Bangkok where it's 30 degrees C to Tallinn, where it's -1. I have some warm clothes that were enough for early spring in northern Japan, but I think I'll need something better if I'll ...
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Can you go skiing on a trip to Warsaw in late December?

I am going to be in Warsaw during the last week of December with two kids (8, 12). Is it possible to go skiing that time of year in Warsaw region? (both natural and man made snow are fine) Is there ...
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Can I take a scheduled bus on an ice road?

In northern Russia (and to a much lesser degree elsewhere), many communities are only reachable by river. In summer there are scheduled boat services on those rivers (see Overview (map) of Russian ...
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Car hire in Austria with ski equipment

I'm looking at car hire in winter season (January 2020) and I have found it difficult to find a reasonable priced car with options for ski/snowboard roof rack and snow chains. Europcar is the cheapest ...
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Sweetgrass MT to Anchorage travel at the end of March-how will roads be?

We are travelling from Alabama to Anchorage AK, we will be entering Canada from the Sweetgrass MT. Will we have issues driving on the roads or need snow chains or anything like that for the vehicle? ...
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Car rental cancellation because of lack of winter tires

We are currently in the Pacific Northwest and have a car rental starting tomorrow. After checking with the rental agency I've confirmed that the car does not have winter tires and is in my opinion not ...
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Salt Lake City driving in winter

I plan to visit Salt Lake City this winter for a few weeks starting at Christmas. I'm renting a car and I was wondering if I should be aware of any specific regulations and issues while driving in ...
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Where was this picture taken (screensaver on LG Oled TV)?

Can someone please tell me where this picture was taken?
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Road conditions for Guwahati to Tawang in November

I am planning to travel to Tawang via Guwahati in November by road [by taking a cab]. But while googling I found conflicting info on road conditions in November, and some are advising against going ...
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How to handle Traction Law Alert when driving I-70 through Colorado mountains in a rented AWD?

Today I attempted to get to Idaho Springs, CO from the West in a rented AWD vehicle about 10pm. It was snowing, and my dashboard was showing 23F outside. As I was approaching Vail I saw a number of ...
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What to wear to board the plane if destination's weather differ significantly?

I recently flew through a wide latitude difference in winter, and it turned out to be a difficult experience. I was flying from a temperate region (19°C / 66°F) to a much colder place (-21°C / -6°F). ...
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How to visit Colorado mountains during the winter without driving through unsafe road conditions to get to the transit service?

I will be taking a winter road trip and as part of that road trip, I'd like to see the mountains of Colorado. I've seen them in the fall, but would love to experience them in Winter. The car I will ...
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What is the recommended route from Salt Lake to PHX in winter weather?

There is snow in the forecast and I was scheduled to drive from SLC to PHX on Saturday, but now I may have to leave today. What is the recommended route in these conditions?
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Shoes to wear for December trip to Europe [closed]

I will be in travelling to Europe in December around new year and expecting temperatures in the range of -10 to 5 degree centigrade along with Rain. So i am looking for some water proof shoes which ...
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Is it safe to drive in the Baltic countries during winter? [duplicate]

I am planning to drive from Kaunas to Riga between Christmas and New Years Eve. I would like to know how the road conditions usually are in this time of the year? Especially on the smaller roads. And ...
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Experiencing Scotland in the Winters [closed]

We are a group of 4 adults travelling from India to experience for ourselves the fabled beauty of Scotland! We plan to travel either at the end of November, around Thanksgiving, or at the end of ...
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Is Niagara Falls accessible in mid-November?

From reading some useful answers on this site and following links helpfully provided, it appears that Niagara Falls all but shut down after the first week in November. I did see that they are not ...
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Activities during the winter in Dubrovnik [closed]

I am planning my honeymoon in mid-February. We thought that Dubrovnik would be a good idea because it's a pretty place, it should not be overly crowded around the time, the carnival would be fun, and ...
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Where to buy winter clothes in Rome , Italy? [closed]

There are good places to shop winter clothes in Rome? It will probably be at winter season (January). Good, I means, good quality with good price (fair price).
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Cycling in Berlin during winter [closed]

I'm planning a trip to Berlin next winter with a friend. We'll be staying two months and are thinking about using bikes as our main way of getting around the city. Does it snow way too much for this ...
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When travelling to Europe from India where should I buy my winter gear?

I am travelling to Germany, Poland and Spain in February this year, from India. It's going to be pretty chilly there and obviously I want to stay warm. I'm not sure where to get my winter gear. I am ...
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Are hand/insole warmers readily available in the airport/local markets in Amsterdam and Trondheim?

I have traveled to South Korea before and these hand/insole warmer packets could be bought at a cheap price in convenience stores and markets. I was wondering if it would be the same in Amsterdam and ...
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In January, for potential weather delays, what is a safe layover time at ORD?

I am currently evaluating catching an international flight from ORD (Chicago) at 6:40 pm on January 12th. It seems to be lowest fare. I live in Seattle, so I would need to fly from Seattle to ORD. ...
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Process for booking an AWD/4WD car online

I am trying to rent an all-wheel-drive or 4-wheel-drive (AWD or 4WD) car. However, none of the sites I normally use to look for cars (AutoSlash, Kayak, CarRentals, directly at a few rental companies' ...
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Is it sensible to go around Iceland in winter in a single week (Saturday to Saturday)? [closed]

After asking questions and reading some answers I'm starting to wonder. Am I being a fool or just scaring myself?
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How hard Is it to drive in winter at night in Iceland?

We're Spanish drivers, used to nice sunny roads, I expect it would be difficult but doable, but I would like to ask for some things you have to be extra careful which we may not be aware of.
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Is it windy and snowy in West Europe during end year? [closed]

I would like to know whether is it windy on night and morning and snowy in West Europe during Christmas and New Year? Especially for these countries and cities: Paris, Belgium, Amsterdam, ...
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Is the port in Vladivostok ice-free all year round?

Is it possible to sail into Vladivostok all year round? One source in Wikipedia about Vladivostok says: The port is ice-free all year round Another source in Wikipedia says: The locality of ...
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Outdoor clothing and shoes brands that people wear in Iceland [closed]

I was wondering, maybe for future purposes of visiting, what kind of outdoor clothing and shoes brands do people wear in Iceland, with focus on Reykjavik, during the whole year, but especially during ...
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How is winter time in Busan, South Korea? [duplicate]

I will travel around early January. I want to know from someone who has been there around this time if it's extremely cold?
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Is winter of Bangkok very cold?

Is it true that Bangkok can be very cold in winter? If so,when would it be very cold and how cold can it be?
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Cheapest destination for a white Christmas starting from Sydney?

What is the cheapest destination for a white Christmas, starting from Sydney? To narrow this down: we should be reasonably assured of snow on or around Christmas (say 90% chance) it should be in a ...
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What trousers/pants do women wear in Baltic cities in winter?

How do women keep their legs warm in Baltic cities? My first instinct is to wear long johns or leggings under ski trousers but is this acceptable if you wanted to go to a restaurant or bar? Does ...
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Travelling to Kiruna, Sweden from Dubai, clothing during extreme cold climate

We stay in Dubai. Four of us are planning to travel to north Sweden this February end to see the northern lights. We would be facing a temperature of -25 to -30 degree Celsius. We are worried on where ...
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Salt Lake City to Denver winter

We are moving this week from SLC to Denver driving a budget truck and car. Looking for routes with the least chance of snow and with the shortest possible of those routes. Any thoughts?
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Around Lund in winter: will two italians survive? [closed]

We are an Italian couple and we are planning to go to Lund for the 1st of the year. We go visiting some friends and then we will stay some additional days in order to visit nice places around. I know ...
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Road conditions in Latvia and Lithuania in Winter

I am planning to drive from Vilnius to Riga between Christmas and New Years Eve. I would like to know how the road conditions usually are in this time of the year? Especially on the smaller roads. ...
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Quebec Carnival - Dressing for the weather

I'm planning a trip to Québec City during Carnival and I've heard mixed reports on how to dress. Many internet sources/people I know say that I'll need $1000+ worth of the heaviest winter gear ...
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