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Ferry to Norway from Germany

How to travel from Germany to Norway

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Emden-Kristiansand

Germany ⇔ Norway
18 Hours
Up to 3 times per week
From: 225.00
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Kiel-Oslo

Germany ⇔ Norway
20 Hours
Up to 7 times per week
From: 132.00
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Eemshaven-Kristiansand

Holland ⇔ Norway
18 Hours
Up to 3 times per week
From: 148.00

Hirtshals-Langesund

Denmark ⇔ Norway
4 Hours
Up to 3 times per week
From: 29.00

Ferries from Germany to Norway

If you want to travel from Germany to Norway, there are several ways to do so. You can drive all the way there via a number of bridges, but most people who travel from Germany to Norway choose a ferry somewhere along the route. You can choose between long crossings with little driving or short crossings with lots of driving. We would be happy to explain all options. For this, it is useful to first look at the ferry route map.

Germany to Norway ferry routes map

The map above shows all direct routes from Germany to Norway. Below you can find a map of which we think it can be interesting for travelers who want to go from Germany to Norway and explore alternative routes. As you can see, there are many options, so we explain them all on this page.

The ferry from Emden to Kristiansand stopped sailing so there is only one long-distance connection left to Norway from Germany: the ferry from Kiel to Oslo:  a very comfortable ferry crossing on a cruise ferry, which is a ferry with lots of luxury and entertainment on board.

There is also a boat to Oslo from Copenhagen (Denmark) but you have to go to Copenhagen first. That is somewhat less attractive.

Those who like to drive more themselves can choose to drive to the north of Denmark. From the German border near Flensburg, this distance is about 350 km. In northern Denmark, you will find the ports of Hirtshals and Frederikshavn. From here, there are ferry services to Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen, and the south coast of Norway.

Another option for self-drivers is to go through Sweden. From southern Sweden to the Norwegian border, it is about 500 kilometers. You do have to get into Sweden first. This can be done with a direct ferry connection, but you can also go to Sweden via Denmark.

We would be happy to explain all your options in more detail further down this page ⬇️

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Our online booking module makes it easy to find and book your desired ferry crossing. All you have to do is enter your departure port, destination, and travel dates. The system will show you the best routes and possible alternatives. You can then choose the ferry from Germany to Norway that best suits your needs and budget. Have a great trip!

Travel tip Norway

Make sure to check the weather forecast before you go. The weather in Norway can be unpredictable and it’s important to be prepared for any conditions. Also, make sure to bring warm clothing and rain gear just in case. Finally, don’t forget your camera! Norway is a beautiful country with stunning scenery that you won’t want to miss.

Cruising in Comfort: Long-Distance Ferry Options from Germany to Norway

The Kiel-Oslo crossing of Color Line is sailed at night. The crossings is quite long, so there are many things to do on board. You will find numerous restaurants, entertainment venues, and entertainment for children. The great advantage of these cruise ferries is that your vacation begins as soon as you step aboard, and you can enjoy a comfortable journey throughout your trip.

You can also sail from Kiel to Oslo on the way to Norway and take another ferry back on your way home or vice versa. From Denmark, a lot of ferries sail to Norway and vice versa.

As boats fill up, they often become more expensive. With these two ferries, making a good comparison can be worthwhile. If it fits into your schedule, you can also see if another day of departure might be cheaper.

Book for these ferries as far in advance as possible if you can! That can make quite a difference in price.

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Kiel-Oslo

The ferry from Kiel to Oslo connects Germany with Norway. The crossing is operated by Color Line and takes about 20 hours. The ferry offers a range of facilities and activities for a comfortable and enjoyable journey. The price of a ticket may vary depending on the season and the type of package.

From: 132.00
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Drive to the fast ferries in northern Denmark

In the north of Denmark you have a number of good ferry routes. With some crossings you can get to Norway very quickly and others take you to Stavanger or Bergen. This route is an affordable choice, but you will be traveling yourself for a bit longer. From Hamburg it will take you about 5 hours to get to Hirtshals

Frederikshavn-Oslo

Denmark ⇔ Norway
9 hours
Up to 5 times per week
From: 49.00

Hirtshals-Langesund

Denmark ⇔ Norway
4 Hours
Up to 3 times per week
From: 29.00

Hirtshals-Kristiansand

Denmark ⇔ Norway
2h 15 mins.
Up to 2 times per day
From: 34.00

Hirtshals-Larvik

Denmark ⇔ Norway
2h 15 mins.
Up to 2 times per day
From: 34.00

Hirtshals-Bergen

Denmark ⇔ Norway
16h 30 mins.
Once per day
From: 72.00

Drive from Germany to Norway via Sweden

There are quite a few ways to get to southern Sweden, but there are roughly two routes.

You can drive all the way to Norway via the bridge between Denmark and Sweden! This is built between the cities of Copenhagen and Malmo. It is possible to drive to Copenhagen, but many people choose to cross between Rostock and Gedser or Puttgarden-Rodby. These are short and relatively cheap crossings (you must pay a toll on the autoroute to Copenhagen). If you buy a ticket with Scandlines for these crossings, you can immediately buy a ticket for the bridge.

The second route involves taking one of several ferries that go directly from northeastern Germany to Sweden. Keep in mind that upon arrival in Sweden, you’ll still have more than 310 miles / 500 kilometers’ drive ahead of you if you’re heading towards Norway.

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Puttgarden-Rødby

Germany ⇔ Denmark
45 mins.
continuous
From: 52.00
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Helsingor-Helsingborg

Denmark ⇔ Sweden
20 Minutes
continuous
From: 33.00

Rostock-Gedser

Germany ⇔ Denmark
2 Hours
Up to 10 times per day
From: 134.00

Trelleborg-Rostock

Germany ⇔ Sweden
6 Hours
Up to 3 times per day
From: 46.00
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Sassnitz-Ystad

Germany ⇔ Sweden
2h 30 mins.
Once per day
From: 30.00

Trelleborg-Travemünde

Germany ⇔ Sweden
7h 30mins.
Up to 4 times per day
From: 46.00

Travemünde-Malmö

Germany ⇔ Sweden
9 hours
Up to 3 times per day
From: 30.00

Frequently asked questions

There are two direct ferry connections from Germany to Norway that you can use by car. In addition, there are many more ways to travel from Germany to Norway by car.

There are two direct ferry connections from Germany to Norway: the crossing from Emden to Kristiansand and the ferry from Kiel to Oslo.

On both crossings, you can take your dog along. Be sure to inform about vaccination rules and rules aboard the ships.

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