Norway 2010: Day 8 – 9 (Gothenburg)

Day 8:

Our original plan was to go over the Øresund Bridge into Malmo.  Change of plan.  We decided instead to cross into Sweden on the Helsingör – Helsingborg ferry. Pricewise the two options were similar.  The ferry landed us further up the coast towards Norway.  We had to wait about 30 minutes for the ferry.  For such a short crossing (about 25 minutes) there were a surprising amount of facilities aboard.

We were now in Sweden with no Swedish Kroner.  Betty (our sat nav) reckoned there was a bank machine in Båstad so we headed in there to get some money.  We then continued on up the E6/E20.

Our next campsite was Liseberg – Camping Askim Strand close to Gothenburg or Göteborg as the locals call it. (This name is pronounced Yurteburry which could have provided the inspiration for the Swedish Chef from The Muppet Show. ) Nice campsite but the pitches could have been a bit bigger!

Day 9:

We cycled into Gothenburg (about 12 km).  It’s certainly a cycle friendly city. After some relaxing ice creams we went for a wander.

Gothenburg

Gothenburg

Gothenburg

Gothenburg

We got a bit lost on the way back.  We’d missed a turn off the cycle path.  Even though Betty was programmed for bicycle she kept trying to get us onto the main road.   It didn’t help that she was a bit low on battery.  After cycling unnecessarily up some hills and going around in circles, we eventually found our way back to the campsite.

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