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.
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.
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
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