February 6, 2016

Motorhome Travel, Driving & Fuel Prices In Norway (+ Ferries To Norway)

A rural road in Norway

Getting To Norway - Ferries There are no longer any direct ferries from the UK to Norway. There are three possible options for travelling from the UK to Norway with your own motorhome: UK-France by ferry or tunnel from Kent Newcastle/Hull/Harwich - Holland by ferry Harwich - Esbjerg (DK) by … [Read more...]

MotorhomePlanet.co.uk News 11/05/2011


New Stena Ferries For Belfast Route Ferry company Stena Lines will introduce two new ferries to its Stranraer-Belfast route this autumn. The ships, the Superfast VII and Superfast VIII, will replace the current HSS Stena Voyager, Stena Caledonia and Stena Navigator. The introduction of the … [Read more...]

Portsmouth-Bilbao Ferry Route Relaunched By Brittany Ferries

Less than six months after P&O discontinued its Portsmouth-Bilbao ferry route, claiming that it was uneconomical and they couldn't find a suitable new ferry, Brittany Ferries is restarting the route, in addition to its existing Portsmouth-Santander and Plymouth-Santander routes. Admittedly, … [Read more...]

First New P&O Ferry Arrives At Dover – Spirit Of Britian

P&O's new ferry, the Spirit of Britain, has arrived in Dover. The Spirit of Britain and its sister ship the Spirit of France will serve the Dover-Calais route and have been designed to 'Dover Max' size - the largest ships that can be accommodated using the existing port facilities in Dover and … [Read more...]

New €360m P&O Ferries Near Readiness for Dover-Calais Route

P&O is preparing to launch its newest ferry, the Spirit of Britain, which is currently scheduled to make its first sailing from Dover to Calais at 0415 on the 23rd January, 2011. One of a pair of new ferries for the Dover-Calais ferry route, it has almost twice the carrying capacity of the … [Read more...]

Shetland’s Northern Isles: Yell & Unst – Scotland 2010

Shetland island ferry

Leaving Scalloway, we decided to continue the journey by starting at the top and work our way down. This meant driving up to Toft, in the north of the Shetland mainland, and catching a ferry to Yell, one of the two inhabited islands to the north of Shetland. These ferries are government-subsidised, … [Read more...]

Getting to the Shetland Islands By Motorhome (Or Car) – Scotland 2010

Northlink Ferries ship MV Hjaltland

If you want to take a vehicle to Shetland, there are two ferry options: 1. Northlink Ferries from Aberdeen - Lerwick. 2. Northlink Ferries from Kirkwall - Lerwick. Both are in fact the same service, but not all ships stop at Kirkwall - some go direct from Aberdeen-Lerwick. If you are going … [Read more...]

Getting Your Motorhome To The Orkney Islands By Vehicle Ferry

There are three ways of reaching the Orkney Islands by vehicle ferry from the Scottish mainland: 1. Northlink Ferries' Aberdeen-Kirkwall service 2. Northlink Ferries' Scrabster-Stromness service 3. Pentland Ferries' Gills Bay-St Margaret's Hope service Both the Northlink and Pentland Ferries … [Read more...]

Dunnet Head & John O’Groats – Most Northerly Point & Tourist Trap! – Scotland 2010

Pentland Ferries terminal at Gills Bay, Caithness

Our ferry to Orkney wasn't until the evening, so we spent the the day visiting various north-easterly landmarks. Our first port of call was the most northerly point in mainland Britain - Dunnet Head. This is a beautiful, peaceful spot with a fantastic 360 degree panorama of the area - quite unlike … [Read more...]

Sea France vs. P&O Ferries – Which One’s Best?

P&O Ferries... Until recently, all of my channel crossings have been with P&O Ferries. It's always seemed a reasonably decent and competitively-priced service, albeit with the same criticisms that seem to apply to all ferries these days: Lack of outside space Lack of indoor seating … [Read more...]