Eemshaven to Kristiansand Ferry

The Eemshaven Kristiansand ferry route connects Holland with Norway. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Holland Norway Lines. The crossing operates up to 3 times each week with sailing durations from around 18 hours.

Eemshaven Kristiansand sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

Eemshaven - Kristiansand Ferry Operators

  • Holland Norway Lines
    • 3 Sailings Weekly 18 hr
    • Get price

Eemshaven Guide

Eemshaven is a seaport situated in the Groningen region along the northern coast of Holland. This large port connects the Netherlands to Norway, with direct ferry links to Kristiansand across the North Sea. It has a wide variety of tourist attractions including Strand Paviljoen Delfzijl. Overlooking the Ems estuary, this beautiful beach is only a short drive from the port and features a pavilion where you can watch live events on the waterfront. There is also North Cape, a long walkway with incredible views of Wadden Sea.

Kristiansand Guide

The Norwegian town and port of Kristiansand is located on the Skagerrak and until the Kiel Canal opened between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, it was an important route militarily and geopolitically. This resulted in the town serving as a military stronghold for centuries which began as Harald Fairhair's royal residence, then as a Danish/Norwegian fortress and later as a garrison town. Kristiansand is the gateway for many Norwegians to and from the continent with frequent ferry services departing to Denmark. It is also the terminus of a railway line that operates along the southern edge of southern Norway.

The city takes its name from King Christian IV who founded the town in 1641. The 'sand' part of the name refers to the sandy headland upon which the city was built. Kristiansand is a popular tourist destination, especially during the summer, and popular sites include Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park which is located to the east of the town. Animals that can be seen in the zoo includes wolves, tigers, lions and lynx.

From the town's port, ferry services depart to Gothenburg (starting and ending in Newcastle, UK) and to Hirtshals in Denmark.