Before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, most of us didn’t think twice about taking the plane. It was probably even the most common thing to do when making a trip, be it far away or closer to home. Because why not go to Barcelona for the weekend when you can be there within a couple of hours, right? And why not travel to the other side of the world when it’s so easily reachable? When you think of it, we lived quite the carefree life compared to nowadays.
Because now, thing are quite different. With the virus being still so present in our everyday lives, things we esteemed as being normal before now seem almost dangerous to a lot of us. You don’t want to be packed on a metro with hundreds of people you don’t know. You do want to disinfect your hands after touching a doorknob. And you’re not so enthused at all by the idea of spending multiple hours inside a plane with a bunch of strangers and very little fresh air. But – but – we still want to travel and see something else than the usual view outside our apartment.
That means it’s time to think about other, alternative ways of travelling. When you’re taking a trip close to home, it’s not that difficult. You jump in your car or on a train and a bit later you’ve arrived at your destination and all’s well. Yet some destinations are more difficult to reach. Take Norway for example. It’s one of those countries most of us would’ve travelled to by plane in the past because it’s surrounded by water and going there by car takes quite a while. But maybe, if you’re in luck, that could now change.
Ferry with sauna and theater
If you’re living let’s say in France, Belgium or the Netherlands, an easier option to go to Norway by car will be available as from April 2022. Holland Norway Lines will be launching a ferry connecting Eemshaven in the Netherlands to Kristiansand in Norway. Sure, the journey will take 18 hours and cost you 225 euros per person for the roundtrip but you’ll have a sleeping cabin at your disposal and the ferry will include different restaurants, cafés, shops, a sauna AND a theater. So chances are, you won’t get bored. Besides, it’s a good way to travel at a different pace and to wind down for a bit so we’re excited already!