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Operated by Holland Norway Lines
Sailings Up to 3 times per week
Distance 330 miles, 535 km
Duration 18 Hours
Destination(s) 🇩🇪 Germany, 🇳🇴 Norway
2p+Car+Return in our estimation € 1500
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This ferry started in June 2023, but the ferry company HNL went bankrupt in September 2023. This route connected Northwestern Germany with Kristiansand directly. A good alternative is the ferry to Kiel and Oslo.

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Ferry Emden-Kristiansand

Ferry to Kristiansand from Emden

Important update: the ferry from Emden to Kristiansand does not sail anymore because of the bankruptcy of the operator, Holland Norway Lines.

If you are looking to sail to either Norway or Germany you can sail on the Color Line ferries between Kiel and Oslo. Or take a look at our guides for the ferry to Norway or the ferry to Germany.

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The ferry from Emden to Kristiansand started in 2023. This route is the successor to the ferry from the Netherlands to Norway that departed from Eemshaven.

The departure was moved from Eemshaven to Emden due to logistical problems in Eemshaven.

  • The ferry will temporarily move to Cuxhaven before Emden-Kristiansand becomes the definitive new route.

If you’re traveling from the Netherlands or via the Netherlands to Norway, this crossing can be a pleasant experience. The harbor of Emden in Germany is only an hour’s drive from the Northern regions of the Netherlands.

Other suitable alternative ferry routes include the crossing from Kiel to Oslo or Hirtshals to Kristiansand. You can find more about these in our ferry guide about ferries from Germany to Norway.

MS Romantika on the route Emden - Kristiansand in Kristiansand
MS Romantika on the route Emden – Kristiansand in the port of Kristiansand

The Emden-Kristiansand ferry is an overnight crossing of around 18 hours. On this crossing, you'll be sailing with the MS Romantika.

Getting to Emden – Car or Public Transport

You can get to Emden port by car. It's only a 10-minute walk from Emden train station to the terminal. And if you're travelling from or through the Netherlands, you can book a shuttle-bus from Groningen Central to the HNL terminal in Emden for €15,-.

On board the ferry from Emden to Kristiansand

There is a wide variety of entertainment on board the ferry from Emden to Kristiansand and vice versa, from a kid's area and arcade hall to wellness, bars & restaurants, and live music, shows and a casino.

Tickets and Booking

Looking for a ferry to Norway? Then you could also look into these alternatives for Emden-Kristiansand.

Route Map

The map includes detailed information about the ferry from Emden to Kristiansand and vice versa, including the departure and arrival ports and routes.

FAQ Emden Kristiansand

Which ferry companies sail on the Emden Kristiansand crossing?

The ferry from Emden to Kristiansand is operated by Holland Norway Lines and will start sailing in early June 2023

How long does the Emden-Kristiansand crossing take?

The travel time of the ferry from Emden to Kristiansand is an overnight crossing that will take approximately 18 hours. Please arrive early at the harbor and calculate extra time for check-in and boarding if necessary. How long in advance you need to be present is usually communicated on your ticket or on the website of the ferry operator you sail with.

How often does the EmdenKristiansand- ferry sail?

You can usually take the ferry from Emden to Norway 3 times per week—three times from Germany to Norway and three times from Norway to Germany. Depending on the season, the number of people on the ferry, and the weather forecast, the ferry company can deviate from the timetable or regular ferry schedule.

What is the distance between Emden and Kristiansand?

The distance between both harbors in Emden and Kristiansand is approximately 332 miles or 534 km.


From: £194.00