Scandanavian midges (1 Viewer)

Mar 23, 2012
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We avoided the midges in Scotland by timing our visit. We're planning Scandanavia this summer whats the best time to go without getting attacked?
 
Apr 12, 2010
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Good question. I have only experienced this once in a big way. Totally ruined our stay at Mont St Michel, France. I know this wonā€™t help you in Scandinavia but steer well clear of the blighters.
Phil
 
Dec 17, 2016
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In Norway in July August it was mostly okay. Once at an inland swampy area need a lake it was pretty bad. Certainly better than my experience of Scotland

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Feb 19, 2018
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I have been going to Sweden, off and on, for the past 50yrs, most of that time I have spent around the coast staying at guest harbours and have never been annoyed by midge.

The only time I did, was inland, surround by tree and lakes, about 20yrs ago and it was horrendous!

Most of my times there have been at beginning and end of summer. (If you can afford it, take a trip along the GOTA CANAL from Stockholm to Gothenburg on one of the old steamboats, and May & Midsummers Day are worth seeing in Sweden)

The question is, will this, so called, climate change affect insect life?? :unsure:
 

TerryL

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Mar 5, 2010
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We were in Sweden a few years ago in June/July and only suffered twice - once when we pitched close to a lake and the second in a forest clearing. Both lovely spots but as it was warm and damp it was ideal for the little b-----s.
 

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We've been to Norway three times in the summer and never had midge/mozzie problems. We only had a problem once, in Sweden, on a damp day when we went walking in a forest. They were nasty blighters, the mozzies, but seemed to prefer Martin to me šŸ˜‚.

We went fully prepared, and with a mozzie net, all redundant.

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Riverbankannie

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We've been to Norway three times in the summer and never had mozzie problems. We only had a problem once, in Sweden, on a damp day when we went walking in a forest. They were nasty blighters, but seemed to prefer Martin to me šŸ˜‚.

We went fully prepared, and with a mozzie net, all redundant.
I was about to reply, no one has yet mentioned the MOZZIES! Giant beggers as I recall, but inland Sweden.
 

ctc

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You can buy candles sprays and all sorts of ineffective stuff the best protection is stay away.
 
Jan 16, 2017
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I lived one year in Oslo and two years by a lake near Gothenburg. No problems at all with midges.

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