Enjoy the cruise ferries to Norway
Norway is a popular holiday destination for lovers of nature and breathtaking views. If you want to travel to Norway with your vehicle, the ferry to Norway is a convenient and fun way to travel.
Different ferries lead to Norway. You can travel between Norway and: The Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark. On the longer crossings, you can travel on a cruiseferry. We explain all options and you can use our unique ferry map.
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Map with all ferry routes to Norway
There are several ways to travel to Norway by boat. From April 7, 2022, a very interesting option has been added, a direct connection between the Netherlands and Norway. This ferry sails 3 times a week from Eemshaven to Kristiansand.
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Ferry from Denmark to Norway
From Denmark, there are quite a lot of ferries to Norway. Most boats go from the north of Denmark. Here you will find the shortest crossings, but also the boat that sails to Stavanger and Bergen. This last place is the northernmost destination in Norway from Denmark.
There is also a crossing from the capital Copenhagen to Oslo. This is the longest crossing from Denmark to Norway.
The ferries from Denmark are especially interesting for those who prefer driving over a long ferry crossing. On the Fjordline Superfast ferry, you only have to spend around 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Ferry from Germany to Norway
From the European mainland, the Kiel-Oslo connection is a very good choice for those who prefer the comfort of the ferry over the long distance that you otherwise have to drive through Denmark. The Kiel-Oslo ferry is very popular because of the quality of the ship. The Colorline boats that sail on this route are among the absolute best in the world when it comes to entertainment and facilities on board.
The best alternative for this crossing is the ferry from Eemshaven to Kristiansand. Scroll down for more information on this ferry.
Germany ⇔ Norway
Ferry from the Netherlands to Norway
One of the most popular ferries on this website is the one that sails from Eemshaven to Kristiansand. There is one departure a day in both directions and you stay on an overnight cruise ferry.
The ship M.S. Romantika is fully equipped and during the evening there is a lot of entertainment. Do keep in mind this trip is new, popular, and because of that heavily overbooked in peak season.
Netherlands ⇔ Norway
Traveling and Staying in Norway
Looking for peace and space? Norway offers beautiful nature and thanks to the Fjords you experience unique landscapes.
The country is a popular holiday destination among people who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Usually, travelers go to Norway with their own vehicle, as the natural beauty is easiest to reach by car.
The country is also frequently visited by people with a motorhome or caravan. This group will usually make good use of the ferries that sail to the country.
Don't expect major highways in Norway. It is best to travel through the country at your leisure because the roads are often winding and there is often a maximum speed of 70 km per hour. If you are making a round trip, you will probably also have to take a domestic ferry every now and then. This allows you to cross the fjords and avoid long detours.
Frequently Asked Questions: Norway
The ferry companies that you see most often when you book a ferry trip in Norway are DFDS, Fjordline, Colorline, and Holland Norway Lines.
The cheapest way is to get there by car from Sweden, otherwise you need to drive towards the north of Denmark. It's easy there to go by ferry to Norway.
If you're only thinking about the cost to get there by ferry: you can book tickets from the North of Denmark for € 100,- and the longer the ferryline is the most this will cost you.
Keep in mind though that Norway is an expensive country: It's almost impossible to have a cheap holiday in Norway. Expect to return with empty pockets. =)
Yes, it is usually possible to take the dog on board the boat to Norway. On the longer crossings, kennels can often be booked or the dog is allowed in the cabin. On short crossings, the four-legged friend can remain in the car. There are some formalities. For example, the dog must have an animal passport, a microchip, timely rabies vaccination, and treatment against tapeworm.
If this is not followed, there is a risk that the dog, cat, or ferret will have to be quarantined for four weeks. More info regarding bringing pets on ferries.