Fjord Line was established in 1993 as a subsidiary of the Norwegian company Rutelaget Askøy-Bergen AS, which has been providing ferry services in Norway since 1950. From the beginning, Fjord Line’s main business has been the connection between northern Jutland and Norway. Today, Fjord Line operates a fleet of four vessels, including one catamaran ferry and three conventional vessels. Some of the ships run on liquefied natural gas and therefore have an exceptionally good environmental record.
From Hirtshals in Denmark, crossings are offered via the Skagerrak to Kristiansand, Langesund and Stavanger in Norway. The shortest route and thus the main connection is the one from Hirtshals to Kristiansand, which is operated three times a day all year round. By using a fast catamaran ferry, Fjord Line achieves an unrivalled short journey time of only 2 hours and 15 minutes and therefore advertises this route as “the fastest way to Norway”.
At 4.5 hours, the journey time on the route from Hirtshals to the Norwegian port of Langesund, which is located a little further to the north-east, is considerably longer. A third connection from Hirtshals runs first overnight to Stavanger and from there on to Bergen. On this route, which is operated once daily, cabins are offered in various price and comfort classes.
Since 2014, Fjord Line has offered a twice-daily connection from the Norwegian port of Sandefjord to Strömstad in Sweden, which bridges the extensive Oslofjord and is therefore an attractive alternative to the domestic connection from Norway to Sweden. At 2 hours and 30 minutes, this connection is also quite short; the shipping company particularly emphasises the shopping offer here, which is significantly cheaper than inland due to the “tax-free shopping pleasure”. Also on the trips from Hirtshals to Langesund one can use a tax-free shop.
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