Getting to Norway

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Getting to Norway

Post by andy i » Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:06 pm

Hello everyone. If the last time you went to Norway you just got on a ferry and 24hrs later your there, but that option no longer exists then what is the best way of getting there this summer?

Does anyone know the costs of the bridges in sweden or the best ferry options?

If anyone has some helpfull hints or even better links to websites then I would be very greatfull.

Thanks in advance.

Andy

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Re: Getting to Norway

Post by Simon Westgarth » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:07 pm

The best option, drive to northern Germany, overnight ferry for sleeping to Sweden and another day driving. The cost of the ferry is roughly the same as the two bridges through Denmark.

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Re: Getting to Norway

Post by andy i » Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:36 pm

Hi Simon, which town in Germany does the ferry depart from? Is it Kiel or Rostock and where in Sweden does it land?

How is the snow looking in Italy?

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Post by Simon Westgarth » Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:38 pm

andy i wrote:Hi Simon, which town in Germany does the ferry depart from? Is it Kiel or Rostock and where in Sweden does it land?

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From the northern German port of Travemünde to southern Sweden port of Malmö, see Finnlines

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Post by Tea Boy Tom » Sun May 01, 2011 4:42 pm

Having done both the Oresund/Store Baelt bridge route and the Goteborg-Fredrikshavn and drive down Denmark route, I'll be opting for the Malmo-Travemunde option this year. Having a good night's kip makes the whole thing much more bearable.

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Post by DanH » Wed May 04, 2011 6:41 pm

Simon, can you recommend a website to get a good deal on this crossing?

Also, which crossing works out cheapest for getting to the continent? I'm based in the North of England so considering crossing from somewhere on the east coast into northern europe rather than driving to Dover... Worthwhile? Can vans get on freight ferries?

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Post by Simon Westgarth » Wed May 04, 2011 8:08 pm

DanH wrote:Simon, can you recommend a website to get a good deal on this crossing?
Finnlines
DanH wrote:Also, which crossing works out cheapest for getting to the continent? I'm based in the North of England so considering crossing from somewhere on the east coast into northern europe rather than driving to Dover... Worthwhile? Can vans get on freight ferries?
There are crossing from Hull to Holland, but I am not sure who runs it.

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Re: Getting to Norway

Post by Tintin » Wed May 04, 2011 10:30 pm

andy i wrote:If anyone has some helpfull hints or even better links to websites then I would be very greatfull.
Few tips if you are driving...

1. Don't try and make it all the way through Denmark on one tank of diesel just to see if you can - and then sail straight pass the first petrol station in Germany when running desperately short of fuel.
2. Check your car over before heading out, driving back from Norway with a collapsed wheel bearing scraping away for 36 hours is a bit annoying.
3. Germany is bigger than it looks, it just seems to go on forever. The cars on the Autobahn don't hang about either, be careful when overtaking!

On a happier note, the bridge between Sweden and Denmark (the Oresund Bridge I think) is epic - it's about 40 euro for a car.

Olly.

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Post by Lowri Davies » Wed May 04, 2011 11:15 pm

Simon Westgarth wrote:From the northern German port of Travemünde to southern Sweden port of Malmö, see Finnlines
Yeah, glad I stumbled upon that a couple of years ago. Great value… you can even do your laundry and have a sauna!

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Post by Simon Westgarth » Thu May 05, 2011 8:07 am

An alternative, if you have a strong driving team, is the crossing from the top of Denmark at Hirtstals to Larvik in Norway, it only take 4 or so hours, and you could be on a run in Telemark a few hours after. I took this route on the way down at the beginning of the season, thus depart midday, for the late evening crossing, land fall at 4, and could of been in Calais by late afternoon. Thankfully I was heading to the Julian Alps instead.

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Re: Getting to Norway

Post by Tom_Laws » Thu May 05, 2011 10:55 am

You can't beat the super-long bridge for its hypnotic flashing lights at 3am...

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Post by Simon Westgarth » Thu May 05, 2011 12:42 pm

Tom_Laws wrote:You can't beat the super-long bridge for its hypnotic flashing lights at 3am...
It nicer to sail under it, drinking tea on the deck of the ferry.

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Post by Tom_Laws » Thu May 05, 2011 3:08 pm

Simon Westgarth wrote:
Tom_Laws wrote:You can't beat the super-long bridge for its hypnotic flashing lights at 3am...
It nicer to sail under it, drinking tea on the deck of the ferry.
I should imagine that was better than driving overit, unable to change gear due to having your hands taped up like a lego-man, with an overstuffed car smelling faintly of cheap fish.

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Post by Simon Westgarth » Thu May 05, 2011 6:47 pm

Tom_Laws wrote:I should imagine that was better than driving overit, unable to change gear due to having your hands taped up like a lego-man, with an overstuffed car smelling faintly of cheap fish.
Ahh yes, that was your Norway, eventful I recall.

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Re: Getting to Norway

Post by jamie conn » Tue May 10, 2011 10:31 pm

Turns out you can get a ferry to Norway still! I emailed DFDS a few days ago about passengers on their freight service from Immingham to Brevik and they sent me some info...


One Way Fares

Berth in 2-berth cabin
GBP NOK
Adult 170.00 1670

Cars, Minivan up to 6m long
1.85m high 140.00 1375

Caravans, motorized
caravans and trailers
up to 6m long 185.00 1817
up to 12m long 460.00 4517
up to 18m long 740.00 7266
Extra meter 42.00/m 412/m

Tel: 01469 552698
Fax: 01469 552691
E Mail: imm-norbookings@dfdstorline.com
Our details are also available on our website at www.dfdstorline.com

Norway – Immingham

Departure Brevik Arrival Immingham
Monday 18:00 Wednesday 22:00
Friday 03:00 Saturday 04:00

Immingham-Norway

Departure Immingham Arrival Brevik
Wednesday 05:00 Thursday 22:00
Sunday 04:00 Monday 07:00

Quite expensive so I'm probably still going to drive but it's an option!

Jamie

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