Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Sweden and Denmark Ping Pong

On the final night of our recent trip to Helsingborg in Sweden, our friend suggested we jump on the ferry that travels between Helsingborg, Sweden and Helsingor, Denmark and have dinner in the restaurant on board. The idea of ping ponging between two different countries while I ate my meal appealed to me. I grew up in Perth, the most isolated city in the world, where it is quicker to fly to Indonesia than it is to fly to Sydney.

Swedish Ferry

We bought our tickets at the ferry terminal in Helsingborg and boarded the Aurora to Helsingor. We hadn't booked a table but still scored a window seat. It was quite a stormy day, so the views were quite dramatic.

Ferry crossing

The cities of Helsingborg and Helsingor are the world's oldest twin cities and at this narrowest part of the sound it took just twenty minutes to arrive in Denmark from Sweden.


As we gazed at the beautiful old buildings and watched trucks and cars get loaded into the ferry we decided on the buffet dinner, tonight was seafood and it looked great! A decent a la carte menu is also available.

Aurora Restaurant

Aurora Restaurant


While we were sipping on our nice Sauvignon Blanc and devouring a delicious seafood chowder we found ourselves back in Sweden.

Helsingor Castle

We had barely touched the salmon before we were back in Denmark and taking in the views of the Kronburg Castle.

Aurora Restaurant Mussels

The food was scrumptious from the fresh mussels boiled in wine to the shrimp and smoked salmon.

Aurora restaurant, Fish Gratin

The fish gratin was delish too. We had a lovely evening playing ping pong between Sweden and Denmark, great food, fabulous company and a fun adventure.


You have to buy tickets at the ferry terminal to walk on. One way is 34 Swedish Krona. If you don't get off in Denmark it is classified as one way. Return is 65 Krona. Be a fun day trip!

Scandlines Terminal, Knutpunkten, 252 78 Helsingborg. Tel +46 42186130

Waves Restaurant on the Aurora, Seafood Buffet is 209 Krona, they also have Game evenings with Wild Boar, Venison and Lamb. Wine, drinks and A La Carte prices are reasonable. You can also book a set menu for parties! What a fun night that would be!

Info here: http://www.scandlines.se/ombord/restaurang-aurora/tema-aktuellt

Book here: http://www.scandlines.se/ombord/restaurang-aurora/boka-bord-online

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