Cold Holidays

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CB Saint posted this 14 September 2017

i am looking at booking a few days away over the Xmas period, but want to go somewhere cold. Like thigh deep snow, cold. Like loads of little brass monkeys crying about missing appendages, cold. 

So any ideas? Not fussed about skiing (maybe x country). Feeling like going north. 

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Fatso posted this 14 September 2017

Iceland is the fucking balls. 

CB Saint posted this 14 September 2017

Went to Reykjavik some years back in Feb. Brilliant long weekend although blisteringly expensive.

Highlight was driving up the glacier in one of the those monster trucks and then ski doing off into the white, Epic.

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Fatso posted this 14 September 2017

 It's easily the most beautiful place I've ever been.  If you've been already and don't want to go again then i can't help you. For that reason; I'm out. 

Cobham Saint posted this 14 September 2017

Originally posted by Fatso

Iceland is the fucking balls. 

Couldn't find mine last time I went, was so cold they were snuggling up somewhere by my kidney's.

As CB_S says - expensive, but seriously worth it even if you just stay in Reykjavik.

Recommendation - if offered any whale produce, don't accept, just don't. I've never met anyone from Iceland who actually eats the stuff.

 

Saint or sinner posted this 14 September 2017

I always think about this when someone asks(i still haven't done it). Old article and not sure about timings, but worth a look.

https://www.google.co.uk/url?q=https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2008/mar/09/finland.adventure&sa=U&ved=0ahUKEwijvN7ZtqXWAhUeOsAKHeh4C6AQFggLMAA&usg=AFQjCNEXLLs382Zmbrqbl8aGqL-rKqz5Nw

CB Saint posted this 14 September 2017

Originally posted by Saint or sinner

I always think about this when someone asks(i still haven't done it). Old article and not sure about timings, but worth a look.

https://www.google.co.uk/url?q=https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2008/mar/09/finland.adventure&sa=U&ved=0ahUKEwijvN7ZtqXWAhUeOsAKHeh4C6AQFggLMAA&usg=AFQjCNEXLLs382Zmbrqbl8aGqL-rKqz5Nw

 I seem to remember a programme on this. That is more like it.

Cobham Saint posted this 14 September 2017

Originally posted by cellone

http://http://www.fishinginfinland.fi/www.fishinginfinland.fi/

 I think @CB Saint was looking for more of a cold one, you know a hole in the ice, full face in the teeth of a blizzard type thing @cellone

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CB Saint posted this 14 September 2017

Originally posted by Cobham Saint

This'd be a no then?

 

http://www.santaclaustrips.co.uk/Special-Offers/2017-lapland-holidays/64/

 That is right up the Ayatollah's street.

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Saint or sinner posted this 14 September 2017

Originally posted by CB Saint

Originally posted by Cobham Saint

This'd be a no then?

 

http://www.santaclaustrips.co.uk/Special-Offers/2017-lapland-holidays/64/

 That is right up the Ayatollah's street.

 Ignore it then. This isn't for her(she's going to love the igloo), it's your thread, pick what you like, then convince her*

*Ayatollah? Maybe invest in some body amour. Good lucklou_smiley

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CB Saint posted this 14 September 2017

Originally posted by Saint or sinner

Originally posted by CB Saint

Originally posted by Cobham Saint

This'd be a no then?

 

http://www.santaclaustrips.co.uk/Special-Offers/2017-lapland-holidays/64/

 That is right up the Ayatollah's street.

 Ignore it then. This isn't for her(she's going to love the igloo), it's your thread, pick what you like, then convince her*

*Ayatollah? Maybe invest in some body amour. Good lucklou_smiley

 Fatwas. Jihads. Just a way of life in the CB house.

Allah Akbar

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Cobham Saint posted this 14 September 2017

sOriginally posted by CB Saint

Originally posted by Saint or sinner

Originally posted by CB Saint

Originally posted by Cobham Saint

This'd be a no then?

 

http://www.santaclaustrips.co.uk/Special-Offers/2017-lapland-holidays/64/

 That is right up the Ayatollah's street.

 Ignore it then. This isn't for her(she's going to love the igloo), it's your thread, pick what you like, then convince her*

*Ayatollah? Maybe invest in some body amour. Good lucklou_smiley

 Fatwas. Jihads. Just a way of life in the CB house.

Allah Akbar

 So, do you mind if she tells you to wear a burka?

CB Saint posted this 14 September 2017

I might question her choice of foreplay

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Cobham Saint posted this 14 September 2017

Originally posted by CB Saint

I might question her choice of foreplay

But that's not a "no" though? 

Fowllyd posted this 14 September 2017

Originally posted by Cobham Saint

sOriginally posted by CB Saint

Originally posted by Saint or sinner

Originally posted by CB Saint

Originally posted by Cobham Saint

This'd be a no then?

 

http://www.santaclaustrips.co.uk/Special-Offers/2017-lapland-holidays/64/

 That is right up the Ayatollah's street.

 Ignore it then. This isn't for her(she's going to love the igloo), it's your thread, pick what you like, then convince her*

*Ayatollah? Maybe invest in some body amour. Good lucklou_smiley

 Fatwas. Jihads. Just a way of life in the CB house.

Allah Akbar

 So, do you mind if she tells you to wear a burka?

Rather that than a Chelsea kit.*

 

 

 

*This is not intended to imply that CB Saint looks like David Mellor. I've never met CB Saint but I'm sure he doesn't look remotely like David Mellor.**

 

 

**For his own sake, I fucking hope he doesn't.***

 

 

***But if he does I think the burka is probably a good option after all.

PhilippineSaint posted this 15 September 2017

I am not being negative here but who does Cold holidays?

seeing the fauna and flora and the local landmarks all well and good but do it when the sun is shinning please.

Dubai_Phil posted this 15 September 2017 - Last edited 15 September 2017

Just saying.....

https://www.theplaymania.com/skidubai

lou_sunnies

Honestly? 

Why the fuck would ANYONE want to go anywhere else OTHER than Iceland (again) for a Cold Holiday.

There are so many other places to explore that we'd never get to on a "first trip" - the whole Eastern Side of the place.

I did the same - sales meeting (some genius thought having a US/EU meeting half way was cool... - so took a long weekend - it wasn't long enough.

Geysers Blue Lagoon Whale Watching and refusing Whale Products.

Fresh, Wild, Line caught Salmon straight off the boat at a restaurant at the Docks. I ain't normally a fish eater but I have NEVER forgotten how fucking amazing it tasted (and how much it cost)

Alternatively RyanAir to Krakow, take a day or two to chillax then take the train down to Zacopane for some time - the area is stunning, it is the Polish Winter Sports centre (They have Ski Jumping and everything) But REALLY not wise to try and go for NYE they have like 80 miles traffc jams.)

http://geowonderland.blogspot.ae/2014/03/zakopane-winter-capital-of-poland.html

Image result for zakopane winter

 Oh and I can assure you Poland is fucking Freezing in Winter