It is essential to know that this crossing from The Netherlands to Norway is brand new, extremely popular and because of that it is heavily overbooked. It's not easy to take this crossing in 2022 anymore if you want to travel with a car, camper or caravan. In 2023 however you can already start booking, be quick though.. You're not the only one.
Ferry to Norway: Eemshaven Kristiansand
Ferry to Norway via the Netherlands
Kristiansand – Eemshaven is a new and very popular ferry route between Holland and Norway. There are not that many alternatives to this route, the one that is the most popular as an 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 more 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 it's connection from Netherlands to Norway.
Check availability and compare prices
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You can book you 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 travellers.
- 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
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 travelling 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
There are a number of questions that 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?