The ferry- and shipping company Stena Line operates the route Fredrikshavn - Gothenburg (Sweden). Frederikshavn is located on northern Jutland, approx. 40 km from Skagen. There are 8-10 departures every day and the crossing takes 2-3 hours. During the summer, there are some good deals, but reservations must be done in advance, since this is a very popular route.
On board, there’s a small shop selling candy and cosmetics, but also alcohol. Denmark’s alcohol tax is way lower than the Swedish one, so on the ferry you’ll always be able to find good deals on alcohol, and beer in particular. As a matter of fact, many companies from Gothenburg choose to hold their conferences and meetings on board one of the Stena ferries, for this reason. :-)
Sandormen (the sand snake)
This weird tractor-drawn train transports visitors out to Grenen. The name originates from the wagons' coiling movements through the sand dunes. Sandormen operates from the beginning of April until the end of October. The price of a two way ticket is 15 DKK for adults and 10 DKK for children. It's a rather touristy thing, but still fun!
denmark by train
we visited denmark by train, with inter-rail. trains in denmark are very comfortable. it's also a good idea to travel overnight.
on some trains you have to reserve.
for shorter routes the bike is a very good choice of transportation. denmark is very flat, sometimes also very windy (of course, most of the time it has to be headwind;))
you can rent bikes on every corner.
to enjoy the great nature of denmark you should take the time to explore some places on foot. it's worth it. and very wonderful. there aren't many places where you can walk from the beaches of the north sea to the beaches of the baltic sea!!!
Getting to the Meeting point
The sandormen is a easy way to go to right at place you can see the two waters meeting each other. Otherwise its just a 15 mins pleasant walk through the bush and by the sea.
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