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Ferries from England to Scandinavia?

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1. Posted by lionfish (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows anything about ferries from England to Scandinavia (eg from Harwich to Copenhagen).

I've not been able to find any sites, but one. And I never got a reply to the email I sent (seems pretty defunct).

I've heard it's possible to go as foot passengers on cargo ships?

Thanks!

Mike (aka Lionfish)

2. Posted by lionfish (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

Oh, just to say:

I know flying to Tallin etc (using Easyjet) and then train to where ever is cheap, but I want to try this without flying!

(Am going all the way to China on this trip, via train etc... - would be cool to get the WHOLE way without flying! :D)

Thanks.

3. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

If the aim is to go overland, you can obviously also dio it directly by train - London, Brussells and then Berlin &/or Warsaw &/or Moscow. Berlin, Warsaw and up through the Baltics is probably the most enjoyable way.

With reagrd to ferries, there's several options depending upon aim/cost/time frame etc. http://www.dfds.co.uk/dfdsseaways/en]Dfds are perfectly fine, and the most obvious one for you is probably Harwich - Esbjerg (straight forward if not the most exciting for much of the trip), although it's only every other day in winter. No problems at all.

More adventurous would be to go to Bergen or maybe Stavanger (summer only) http://www.drive-alive.co.uk/fjordline.htmand takle a trip across Norway (stunning for the trip alone, especially if you do a couple of offshoots into teh fjords.

Kristiansund (norway) and Gothenberg (sweden) are other options.

Foot passenger ships on North Sea crossings are possible but seem unlikely as there are enough ferries.

From Sweden, there several ferry crossings to difefrent places on teh Baltic and finland. It depends exactly where you want to go, but you can't beat a Stockholm - Turku/Helsinki crossing in summer. The ferries leave from teh city centre, and spend the first maybe 6 hours weaving in between the islands. Just sitting on deck with a beer watching is fantasic. In addition, one of the two operators (Viking) then turns into a mobile party at weekends as well. if your into that sort of thing.

4. Posted by Lyla (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

You can take a ferry from New Castle to Gothenburg..

Good Luck!!