Outside the hostel in Stockholm was an 1150GS BMW, so I had a quick chat to the rider. He’s local and has done a few trips to Europe, so he was keen to know which way I was planning to go. I told him my plans and he said that was OK, but a more interesting way would be to take the ferry to Gdansk in Poland.
The ferry goes from Nynashamn, which is about an hour’s ride away. It takes 18 hours so I’d arrive refreshed at 1pm the next day. Unfortunately it only goes every other day, so I’d have to leave tomorrow and forfeit my layover day – or stay in Stockholm until Wednesday.
The ferry looks good and it’s quite reasonable at 960SKR. Poland is likely to be cheaper than Sweden and Denmark, which effectively reduces the cost of the ferry too. My only issue is the fact I’d be bypassing some land I could just ride through. To date all my ferries have been through necessity. I had in mind that my next ferry would also be my last one.
If he was a seasons rider and you trust his opinion Id say absolutely take the ferry. Your getting so close you might as well soak up as much interesting riding as you can before you get home and park poor Sophie. Ferry’s and the interesting roads of Poland sound a lot more fun than blasting through slab! DO IT!