Family Trip to Norway (Xsara Picasso 2002)

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Family Trip to Norway (Xsara Picasso 2002)

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The 5 of us(me, wife and 3 boys, ages 4,6 & 10) are planning a trip to Norway next summer to visit family using our car (Xsara Picasso 2002).
This involves driving from Plymouth to Harwich to catch an overnight ferry to Esbjerg in Denmark. Then a drive through Denmark to Gothenburg in Sweden for another overnight stop and finally on to Vågå in Norway.

With mileage around about 2200 there and back, do you think we are mad?

We have been trying to cut down the mileage but the ferry times do not match well with other onward ferries.
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As long as you do the normal checks and servicing you should be fine.
I have a Polish colleague that regularly drives to Poland in his and has no problems at all.
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Would it not be easier to go from Hull directly to Norway?

Maybe you could drive from denmark straight to Vaga as its not much longer though im not sure what fuel prices are like and doing it through the night as long as you feel safe to drive is best and swap with the mrs for some of the long bits and get plenty of kip on the first ferry over :)

also make sure the kids have a DSi or DVD player each to avoid fights and keep them entertained and bank on a pit stop of at least 30mins every 3 hours of driving for kid breaks and leg stretching. the clean air over there does the world of good when your outside :)
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Or Newcastle?
I used to travel to Sweden with DFDS but is has been a long time since the last trip (1979) :(
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The Newcastle ferry does not run any longer and the service from Hull is the freight one. This only leaves Harwich to Esbjerg and a drive around 3 different countries. There are also 2 very long bridges on the route that cost around £120 in tolls for the round trip :shock: