Update: for the remainder of 2023 the ferry from Eemshaven to Kristiansand was relocated to Emden, making it the Emden-Kristiansand crossing, but as the ferry company operating the route HNL went bankrupt you should now look into other alternatives for a ferry to Norway or Germany.
Ferry to Norway: Eemshaven Kristiansand
Ferry to Norway via the Netherlands
Kristiansand – Eemshaven was a new and very popular ferry route between Holland and Norway. There are not many alternatives to this route; the most popular alternative is the route: Kiel Oslo.
The cruise ferry from the Netherlands Eemshaven to Kristiansand crosses the North Sea six times a week. Three times from Eemshaven (Tue, Thu, Sat) to Kristiansand – and three times from Kristiansand to Eemshaven (Wed, Fri, Sun). Eemshaven is near Groningen, one of the bigger cities in the northern regions of The Netherlands.
On this page you will find a lot of information and tips about this ferry service from shipping company HLN and its connection from the Netherlands to Norway.
Timetable, availability, and compare prices
Booking your ferry tickets has never been easier! With our online booking module, you can easily find and book your desired ferry crossing in just a few clicks. Simply enter your travel dates and destination, and the system will show you all available options. You can then choose the one that best suits your needs and budget. It’s that simple!
You can book your trip directly with hollandnorwaylines.com but many people also book through an agent. Prices start at € 98,- but effectively you will pay more. We did some average test bookings with a car and normal diner and cabins and we ended up around € 220 for a single trip.
Timetable Eemshaven to Kristiansand
And vice versa
For the crossing from Eemshaven to Kristiansand which is a nice way to travel to Norway from the European mainland or the UK there is a weekly schedule with the following arrival and departure times. On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays the boat will leave from the Netherlands to Norway – which is a nice ferry crossing, for example, French, Belgian, and British travelers.
- Departure Eemshaven (Netherlands): 15.00
- Arrival Kristiansand (Norway): 09.00
On Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays the ferry sails back from Norway to the Netherlands
- Departure Kristiansand: 15:00
- Arrival Eemshaven: 09:00
The sailing schedule is the same either way. Check-in closes at 14.00 so make sure you'll be on board before 14.00
Route ferry to Norway
Departure, sailing time & arrival
Terminal Kristiansand📍 Vesterveien 31 4611 Kristiansand Norway
Crossing Eemshaven Kristiansand costs
- Adults from: €112.50
- Mini cruises: €98
- Dogs: €30
- Car: €55
- Bike: free
- Cabin: from €75,-
For adults, we looked at the price including a cabin based on 2 people. Then you come to a total of 225 euros, this is the best price we could find. The costs for the crossing from Eemshaven to Kristiansand can be quite high in the high season. The rates for the crossing between Eemshaven and Kristiansand are most clear when making a booking.
The Ferry to Norway
This is the MS Romantika that sails between Kristiansand and Eemshaven
About traveling to Norway
Norway has a lot to offer: from the Northern lights to the midnight sun and from the Fjords, to the mountains, glaciers, waterfalls, and national parks. Next to the various nature experiences Norway also has a lot of vibrant cities where there is a lot to do and see. From Bergen to Oslo, and Tromso to the Lofoten, from road trips to culture, Norway is a must-see vacation destination. On our blog, we will highlight the best places to visit and travel tips in the near future.
Frequently Asked Question
A number of questions are frequently asked for this crossing to Norway from the Netherlands.
Can the dog come with the crossing to Norway?
Can you take the car with you and what does it cost?
Can you bring a bicycle on board the MS Romantika?