When we were planning this grand adventure, one of the things the kids really wanted to see was the Vasa, a famous 17th century battleship, now on display in Stockholm. Meanwhile, we had a friend who had moved to southern Sweden who invited us to come spend the Midsommar holiday with him and his wife. And since we were going that way, why not add in a little side trip in Denmark to take the kids to Legoland? And that’s how it came to pass that we drove over 1,350 kilometres in 5 days. As itineraries go, it one was not entirely unreasonable, and at least we had the good sense not to drive all the way to Stockholm (a further 1350km round trip).
In the end, It was a successful five-day road trip, as long as you don’t think too hard about the cost of fuel and tolls in Scandinavia. The kids happily listened to audiobooks for hours on end, we were quite charmed by random Danish towns, and we took in a few landmarks along the way.