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Out of interest, has anybody had any experiences of driving up into Scandinavia (Say Southern Sweden) via Holland and Denmark? I have a Q5 road trip in mind but not totally sure of the practicalities.

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Out of interest, has anybody had any experiences of driving up into Scandinavia (Say Southern Sweden) via Holland and Denmark? I have a Q5 road trip in mind but not totally sure of the practicalities.

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interested in this one as would love to take mine when i get it to Finland for midsummer (go each year)
 

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I've driven from Germany to Denmark and UK to Denmark some years ago a few times.
I've also driven UK to Germany loads of times.
But in my day the BIG bridge from Denmark across to Sweden didn't exist otherwise
I would have continued as I found Denmark quite reserved and quiet once you've done the
sights in Copenhagen.

Both Holland and Denmark are flat, the roads are very long and straight and the speed
limits 100km (unless they have changed) were very ridgedly enforced. A mate of mine had his
Renault GT5 turbo impounded in Holland because he couldn't pay the large fine on the spot
having been caught by the white unmarked Porsche 911 turbo with the small blue light on
a pole.

In Belgium the drivers are mad.

But Sweden is supposed to be very nice.

Practicalities.......it's easy. Just go for it
 

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Thanks Josh - that's really useful. I have been looking at the Oresund bridges into Sweden from Denmark on Google Earth - they look awesome, kind of like the road down to Key West in Florida. Am so going to do it!

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Nige,

Make sure you get an EHIC card for all the members of your family! Essential for these countries.

Which countries does the EHIC cover?
Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. It doesn?t cover the Channel Islands.

How can I get one?
The EHIC is free to get and can be kept with your passport. To get one, you need a national insurance number or NHS number. You can apply for one online via www.ehic.org.uk ? be careful to apply using that address as there are scam sites out there. Alternatively, apply over the phone by calling 0845 606 2030 (or if you hate 0845 numbers, like I do, call the cheaper alternative 0191 212 7500) or pick up a form from the Post Office. Parents, remember each child must have their own card. The process takes less than five minutes and the card will be sent to you by post.

How do I use it to get treatment?
Simply hand it over to the doctor, hospital or pharmacist when you need treatment. If they claim not to accept it, stand your ground and use consular services if necessary. You may need to pay upfront and then claim it back. Try to get a refund before you go home, but if this is not practical, call the NHS Overseas Healthcare team on 0191 218 1999 to get a form for
 

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Thanks Josh - sound advice for anybody traveling in the wider Europe.
 

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The EHIC Card does not automatically cover you for all of your health care costs within the EEC and it is worth noting that some health care insurances insist that you have one as it reduces the cost to them.
 
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