What’s it like driving from Scandinavia to the UK with a young family?
With the cost of airline tickets increasingly discouraging, is driving from Scandinavia to the UK becoming a more attractive option? The Local Denmark editor Michael Barrett gave it a try.
Published: 11 August 2022 16:59 CEST
A view of Felixstowe port from the Hook of Holland-Harwich ferry. Photo: The Local
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Thank you for your article. Very interesting. My husband and I have just returned from U.K. We also drove via Hook of Holland. We stayed a night somewhere in Germany and had dinner in The Hague before taking the night ferry. This suited us as we had a long drive in U.K. down to Somerset. I must say the cabin on the ferry was very comfortable (captain’s class). A very good alternative to flying especially in the summer.
I frequently drive between Eskilstuna and London and actually prefer it to flying. Small out of town bed and breakfast hotels in Germany, often in beautiful locations, are not too expensive.
My most stupid trip was Gavle to Cambridge. I was a bit younger. Winter, and horrid but 36 hours total. Slept in car 2 hour heavy dozeing. Never again, But with the bridge at Malmo, improved road through DEnmark, Germany is a day away. after that, a whizz down to Calais can see you in UK, late the next day.
Return trip can take longer. A hypermarket in France, for lots of good cheap wine, and a beer shop in Germany for good beer.
I have never flown in 20 years. It is fun to see the autobahns, and find supermarkets in France. Not to mention the pleasure of driving with no speed limits in Germany.