Copenhagen to Oslo: A Day Long Road Trip Like No Other
Scandinavia has the safest roads in the world, but it’s not for a lack of beauty. Some of the most spectacular views are found among the mountains and fjords, while the twisted ribbons of tarmac make for exciting and dynamic driving. Furthermore, in this relatively expensive part of the world, a road trip is both affordable and offers the most in terms of freedom and flexibility. If you are looking for a road trip that can be done in a day, then it’s hard to beat a drive from Copenhagen to Oslo. Crossing three different countries, this road trip takes just seven hours, although it will be slightly longer if you take the much needed stops to soak up the incredible landscape and charming towns.
From Copenhagen to Malmö via the Øresund Bridge
One of the most famous feats of engineering, the Øresund Bridge is the longest combined motorway bridge in Europe. Connecting the Danish capital to the popular and picturesque town of Malmö in Sweden, the trip across the bridge will take about 45 minutes. The modern motorway makes the drive easy and pleasant, no matter the motor vehicle you are using.
Once you reach the artificial island of Peberholm, you will plunge down into the strait and make the rest of the journey via an underwater tunnel. This is an exciting part of the journey that you won’t find on other road trips.
E20 to Gothenburg and E6 to Oslo
After reaching Malmö, the trip all the way to Oslo is fairly simple, using the modern, safe and efficient motorway network. The European route E20 runs all the way from Ireland to Russia, crossing the UK, Denmark, and Estonia.
The most exciting part of the route is arguably the trip from Malmö to Gothenburg. It follows the west coast of Sweden, with views of the North Sea and beautiful stop off points such as Halmstad and Varburg. From here, join the route E6 that will take you up into Norway to its capital, Oslo.
Road travel is one of the best ways to see Scandinavia. You can easily explore three different countries and two capital cities, with a single day being enough to explore thousands of kilometers of beautiful Swedish coastline. This easy to manage trip will take just seven hours, but will stick in your memory for a lifetime.
Text by Jayde Ingham