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Ferry to Sweden from Norway

Discover the best ferry crossings to Sweden from Norway

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Sweden ⇔ Norway
2.5 hours
Up to 40 times per day

Getting to Sweden from Norway

If you are looking to travel by ferry from Norway to Sweden, there is currently only one direct crossing available between the two countries, which is the ferry operated by Color Line and Fjord Line and sails between Strömstad and Sandefjord, and vice versa.

It's worth noting that a ferry connection between Oslo and Gothenburg was previously available, but it has been suspended indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, there is an alternative option to travel from Norway to Sweden via Denmark. Fjord Line operates a ferry connection between Kristiansand in Norway and Hirtshals in Denmark. From Hirtshals you can get to Frederikshavn quite fast and then by ferry to Gothenburg for example.

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Norway – Sweden ferry route map

The map with ferry routes provides an overview of the various routes between Sweden and Norway. At the moment of writing there is one direct connection between the two Nordic countries.

Norway to Sweden ferry Information

Travelling by ferry between Norway and Sweden is a wonderful way to enjoy the stunning scenery of the Scandinavian coastline. The most popular route is the direct ferry connection operated by Color Line and Fjord Line between Stromstad in Sweden and Sandefjord in Norway.

The ferry runs daily, taking approximately 2-2.5 hours, and offers passengers the chance to take in breathtaking views of the Norwegian and Swedish coastlines. Onboard, you'll find a range of amenities, including cafes, restaurants, and comfortable seating areas, ensuring a pleasant and relaxing journey.



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Color Line and Fjord Line together have 4 daily sailings from Norway to Sweden and vice versa. On this ferry route between Strömstad and Sandefjord you can bring your car. And with 28 weekly departures it's a popular ferry.

Strömstad is a charming seaside town situated on Sweden's west coast, famous for its picturesque archipelago and bustling harbour. It's a popular destination for summer holidays, offering a range of outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming, and kayaking. 

The town also boasts a vibrant culinary scene, with many seafood restaurants serving up fresh, locally sourced produce.

Sandefjord is a coastal town located on the southeast coast of Norway, with a rich maritime history and beautiful fjords. The town is home to a number of cultural attractions, including the Whaling Museum, which tells the story of Sandefjord's history as one of Norway's most significant whaling centres. 

The downtown area is a bustling hub of activity, with a range of shops, cafes, and restaurants to explore, making it the perfect place to relax and soak up the Norwegian culture

Travelling to Sweden from Norway via Denmark

It may not seem like the most obvious choice at first, but when you look at the map of the Nordic countries, the options for travelling from Norway to Sweden via Denmark become much clearer. For example, you can depart from Kristiansand, Bergen, Larvik, or Langesund and sail to Hirtshals. From there, you can hop in the car and drive to Frederikshavn, where you can catch a ferry to Gothenburg.
Alternatively, you could take the picturesque route from Hirtshals to Sweden via the Öresund Bridge, which is a fantastic option if you need to travel to southern Sweden.
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The ferry crossing Hirtshals-Langesund takes passengers back and forth across the Skagerrak, the stretch of the North Sea between Denmark and Norway. The sailing time of the (green) ferries is only 4.5 hours.
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Several boats leave for Norway from Hirtshals. Larvik is also one of your options as a destination port. With this crossing, Oslo and central Norway are easily accessible.
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On the Hirtshals-Kristiansand route, two shipping companies operate with fairly fast boats. Colorline sails in 3 hours and 15 minutes and Fjordline in 2 hours and 15 minutes. Which one can you choose best?

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The ferry from Hirtshals to Bergen also stops in Stavanger. In the past it was also possible to take the Newcastle - Bergen ferry, but that one isn't sailing anymore. With this night crossing from Denmark to Bergen you will be in Bergen in 16,5 hours. Aboard you'll find comfortable cabins and some good entertainment

Timetable, availability, and compare prices

Looking for a ferry crossing to Sweden from Norway? With our online booking module, it's never been easier to find and book your desired route. Simply enter your departure port, destination, and travel dates, and our system will display the best routes and possible alternatives.

You can easily compare prices and schedules to choose the ferry that fits your needs and budget. With hassle-free booking and secure payment options, you can focus on planning your journey and enjoying your trip to Sweden. Have a great journey!

Book your ferry ticket early to save money and secure your desired crossing

Booking your ferry tickets as soon as possible is the best way to save money and secure your desired crossing. As more passengers book their spots, the price of ferry tickets increases. By booking early, you can take advantage of lower prices and avoid the disappointment of a fully booked ferry.

Frequently Asked Questions: Norway to Sweden

he direct ferry crossing from Sandefjord in Norway to Stromstad in Sweden typically takes around 2.5 hours. However, if you choose to travel from Norway to Sweden via Denmark, the duration of the journey will depend on the route you take and the ferry schedules.

The ferry from Strömstad to Sandefjord is quite cheap compared to a lot of other ferry crossings. In peak season a ferry-ride with a car and 2 persons will cost approximately €50,-.

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  1. Hello.
    Is there a ferry from Bergen to Sweden? And if it is how long will it take and what is the price?
    Thank you.

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