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Last Updated on October 13, 2023
Sailings Up to 3 times per week
Distance 330 miles, 530 km
Duration 18 Hours
Destination(s) 🇳🇱 Netherlands, 🇳🇴 Norway
Operated by
2p+Car+Return in our estimation € 1500
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It is essential to know that this crossing from The Netherlands to Norway has moved to Emden from early 2023: Emden-Kristiansand, and then went bankrupt. One of the best alternatives is the ferry from Kiel to Oslo if you need to get to Norway by ferry.

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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.

The #1 alternative in our opinion is the ferry from Kiel to Oslo. But you can also see our dedicated Norway and Germany country pages for more guidance.

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

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Tickets can be easily booked.

Tickets HNL

You can book your trip directly with 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

The crossing from the Netherlands to Norway is a good alternative for English and Scottish travelers as well, they could also travel from Denmark to Norway out of the UK but traveling to the Netherlands and from the Netherlands to Norway is also a fairly good option. You could first travel to the Netherlands by ferry to Rotterdam or Amsterdam and travel from there to Eemshaven to make the crossing to Norway.

Route ferry to Norway

Departure, sailing time & arrival

How long in advance do you have to be present? With this crossing you are expected to check in at least one hour in advance: the desk closes at 2 pm. For the course of the trip, it is nice to plan plenty of time for it.
Departure: Eemshaven Terminal HNL The ship to Norway leaves from Eemshaven Terminal Eemshaven HNL📍 Borkumkade 7 9909 TA Eemshaven The Netherlands
Eemshaven – Kristiansand duration The sailing time to Norway with the ferry is approximately 18 hours. The exact sailing time may differ due to weather conditions and currents.
Arrival Kristiansand The ferry arrives at the following address:

Terminal Kristiansand📍 Vesterveien 31 4611 Kristiansand Norway

The sailing duration, sailing times and departure times are the same on the return route. It will also take you 18 hours. You also have to check in at 2 pm and you also leave for the Netherlands at 3 pm.

Crossing Eemshaven Kristiansand costs

On the HNL website, a starting price of €98 is communicated for the crossing. In practice, the price depends considerably on whether you book in high or low season, or whether you take the car, camper, or motorcycle with you. If you go by car with 4 people in high season, the real costs of the crossing from Eemshaven to Kristiansand can quickly come down to € 1200,- for a return ticket including a cabin. In such cases, the starting prices are not the best indication of what price and costs await you. Rates one-way crossing

  • 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

Veerboot Groningen Noorwegen

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?

Yes, it is possible to take your dog on the crossing from Eemshaven to Kristiansand. Dogs are welcome in the pet-friendly cabins, which are located on deck 5. On deck 6, you can walk the dog in designated areas. The other decks are not accessible to dogs.

Can you take the car with you and what does it cost?

The car can be taken along, provided there is still room on board. The price is calculated depending on what vehicle you specifically take with you. A camper or a large car is a bit more expensive. Outside the high season, it costs about €55 to take the car with you on a single journey.

Can you bring a bicycle on board the MS Romantika?

Yes! You can easily take your bike with you. You can indicate this in the booking module.


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