Trip feedback? 2023 - UK

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1. Posted by stutatch (Budding Member 6 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Hi all,

I'm planning a trip to Scandinavia for September next year and wondering what the best option is to get from Oslo to Gavle (1 hour north of Stockholm). I imagine the 8 hour train ride from Oslo to Gavle or Stockholm would be stunning, but I will have just done the Fjords and train from Flam to Oslo so the 1 hour flight might be a better option. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,
Stuart

2. Posted by Psamathe (Budding Member 322 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Where does the UK (from the title) fit into this question?

Ian

3. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5850 posts) 5w 1 Star this if you like it!

Quoting Psamathe

Where does the UK (from the title) fit into this question?

That might be a site bug. This type of "Trip feedback" thread is automatically created from a map, and this particular map is titled "2023 - UK & Scandinavia (Stu & Pam - Option 1)". It could very well be that the "&" character isn't handled well, and causes the automatic thread title to be cut off there.

@stutatch: sorry, no knowledge of specific transport options between Oslo and Gavle from me. FWIW, if there is a less climate-destroying option for travelling than a short hop plane flight (which will quickly balloon to 3-4 hours with transport to/from the respective airports, checking in, security and all that rigamarole, so would probably only offer a 50% travel time reduction), I would nowadays personally always opt for that. ('course, I have long legs, too, so the comforts of proper leg space and the generally quieter environment of a train are other reasons why I personally prefer the train.)

[ Edit: Edited on 24 Oct 2022, 09:22 GMT by Sander ]

4. Posted by stutatch (Budding Member 6 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Thanks for your reply Sander. I agree re a flight taking longer than you expect. Perhaps the 8 hours on the train is the easiest and definitely most environmentally friendly option. Thanks again for your reply. Stuart.
PS. I was also wondering where the reference to the UK came from @psamathe. Sander's suggestion re the & makes sense.

5. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1884 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

The trip would certainly be more comfortable on the train. I'm not a fan of airplanes unless absolutely necessary.

6. Posted by nzhamsta (Respected Member 649 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

I notice that you are going to Oswestry on your trip. I lived there for a while in the 90s and still have family there. It is not a town on many tourist itineraries.

Nice collection of pubs and at one time not too long ago, had the highest number of pubs per head of population the the entire UK.

7. Posted by stutatch (Budding Member 6 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Beausoleil

The trip would certainly be more comfortable on the train. I'm not a fan of airplanes unless absolutely necessary.

Yes and lots more to see @beausoleil

8. Posted by stutatch (Budding Member 6 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Quoting nzhamsta

I notice that you are going to Oswestry on your trip. I lived there for a while in the 90s and still have family there. It is not a town on many tourist itineraries.

Nice collection of pubs and at one time not too long ago, had the highest number of pubs per head of population the the entire UK.

We have friends living there now @nzhamsta. Great stat! Last time I was there we had a pint and a meal at the Royal Hill which was pretty good from memory. Any recommendations for this trip?

9. Posted by nzhamsta (Respected Member 649 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

The last time I was there was back in 2018. We had dinner with family at the Wynnstay and it was fairly average. The steak was overcooked and I am still waiting for my second pint to be delivered. I suspect your friends will have a recommendation. If you are desperate there is a 'spoons in town.

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