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Day 198 - Crossing the Oresund Bridge and Drogden Tunnel: A Journey from Sweden to Denmark

Updated: Sep 23, 2023

Day 198 (18 July 2023) - Lund, Sweden to Sibbarp, Malmo, Sweden to Aarhus, Denmark


DAY 198 (18 JULY 2023) – After spending a good few days in Sweden, it was time to head to my next destination, Denmark. I headed to the open border at Sibbarp, Malmo, which was just 30 km away from Lund.

I travelled across the 8 km-long Oresund Bridge and later, the 4 km-long underwater tunnel known as the Drogden Tunnel, that was built across the Oresund Strait between Denmark and Sweden.

I couldn’t take pictures since vehicles were not allowed to park on the bridge. The toll charges came to a whopping DKK 255 (RM 174.50)!

I then rode my motorbike for another 2 hours to the Sjællands Odde Ferry Terminal and took the ferry to Aarhus. The ferry ride was 1 hour 20 minutes at a cost of DKK 395 (RM 270).

At Aarhus, I stayed at Dan hostel at a price of DKK 150 (RM 103) per night. I met a wonderful couple and their 3 children. The gentleman is from Kenya and his wife is from Denmark. He treated me to dinner and offered some assistance, for when I travel to Kenya in a few months time.

In the evening, I took a walk and enjoyed some sight-seeing around Aarhus City.

Fun Fact : The bridge is the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge that combines high-speed railway and motorway bridge. It connects the Swedish coast to the artificial island of Peberholm in the middle of the strait, which is then connected to the Danish coast via the Drogden Tunnel. These amazing structures were designed not too high and not too low. This was to allow shipping vessels to pass through the channel below the bridge and also allow planes from the airport nearby to fly safely.



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