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Ferries to Norway

Routes, Tickets & Timetables

The most beautiful and often most comfortable way to get to Norway is by ferry across the sea. Direct ferry connections to Norway are available from Germany, Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands. All information on how to get to Norway by ferry can be found on this page.

All direct ferry routes to and from Norway. Click on a port or route for more information. You can download and print the map via the following link: Route map Norway.
  1. From Germany to Norway
  2. Via Denmark to Norway
  3. From Holland to Norway
  4. Other routes

From Germany to Norway

Probably the most pleasant journey to Norway is the direct route with Color Line from Kiel. Departure is always at 2 p.m., with arrival in Oslo at 10 a.m. the next morning. The cruise ambience of the ships is particularly impressive: in addition to high-quality restaurants and hotel-quality cabins, there is also a pool on board.

Kiel – Oslo

7 Sailings Weekly
20 h

Via Denmark to Norway

Most ferry routes to Norway are from Denmark. The most important ferry port is Hirtshals in the very north of the Jutland peninsula. From here, Color Line and Fjord Line sail to Kristiansand several times a day. This is also the fastest connection to Norway: the catamaran of Fjord Line takes only 2 hours and 15 minutes. From Hirtshals there are also daily departures to Larvik (3:45 h), to Langesund (4:30 h), to Stavanger (10:15 h) and to Bergen (16:30 h).

There are also two direct daily connections from Denmark to Oslo: one from Copenhagen (17:15 h), the other from Frederikshavn. Both routes are offered by the shipping company DFDS.

Copenhagen – Oslo

7 Sailings Weekly
19 h

Hirtshals – Kristiansand

3 Sailings Daily
2 h 15 min
14 Sailings Weekly
3 h 14 min

Hirtshals – Larvik

13 Sailings Weekly
3 h 45 min

Hirtshals – Stavanger

7 Sailings Weekly
10 h 30 min

Hirtshals – Langesund

7 Sailings Weekly
4 h 30 min

Hirtshals – Bergen

7 Sailings Weekly
16 h 30 min

Frederikshavn – Oslo

7 Sailings Weekly
10 h 5 min

From Holland to Norway

Since April 2022 there is also a direct connection from Eemshaven to Kristiansand. Eemshaven is located directly on the border with Germany, and ships to Borkum also depart from here. The crossing takes 18 hours and is offered three times a week by the shipping company Holland Norway Lines.

Eemshaven – Kristiansand

Holland Norway Lines
3 Sailings Weekly
18 h

Other routes

There is another route to Norway from Sweden. The route from Strömstad to Sandefjord takes only 2.5 hours and can be easily combined with a detour to Sweden and the ferry to Gothenburg. There are also numerous ferry routes within Norway.

[Routen2 Schweden]

[Routen2 Norwegen]