Kristiansand to Eemshaven Ferry

The Kristiansand Eemshaven ferry route connects Norway with Holland. 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.

Kristiansand Eemshaven 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.

Kristiansand - Eemshaven Ferry Operators

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

Kristiansand Guide

The Norwegian city of Kristiansand is located in Vest-Agder county and is Norway's fifth largest city. The city was founded in 1641 by King Christian IV from who the city takes its name. The 'sand' component of the name refers to the sandy headland the city was built on. Many tourists visit the city, especially during the summer months, and of particular importance is Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park which is just to the east of the city. With just under 1 million visitors in 2012, the zoo is actually Norway's second most visited attraction, after Holmenkollen. Most of the zoo's animals are shown in their natural habitats. Animals on display include wolves, lions, tigers and lynx. Although the amusement park is open during the summer, the zoo is open all year round.

The city's port provides ferry connections to destinations in Sweden, Denmark and the UK. The two main routes that operate out of Kristiansand are to Gothenburg in Sweden, which begins and ends in Newcastle in the UK, and to Hirtshals in Denmark. The ferry terminal has good passenger facilities which include public telephones, toilets, a convenience store and good access for disabled passengers.

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 is best known for being an energy port, with three large power plants operating in this area. It also marks the arrival point for a rapid fibre-optic cable, transmitting large volumes of data between the USA and Europe. As a result, the Dutch government have long since considered Eemshaven a key economic province since its opening in 1973.