Kristiansand ferry port in Norway connects you with Hirtshals in Denmark with a choice of up to 35 ferry crossings per week. The duration of the Kristiansand to Hirtshals crossing is from 2 hours 15 minutes and the crossing is operated by Fjord Line & Color Line.
Possibly the most famous Norwegian city other than the capital of Oslo, Kristiansand is known as the capital of Southern Norway and is the primary port in Scandinavia. Thriving on its ferry connections, Kristiansand Port is a bright, energetic place that is the closest thing Norway has to a seaside resort. In the winter, there is usually heavy snowfall, although it rarely settles for very long at the coast so the ferry routes remain relatively unaffected.
The city itself is famed for its friendly welcoming atmosphere and quaint buildings, but it’s the ease of which visitors can get around that makes Kristiansand such a desirable tourist destination. It is more than possible to see all the major attractions, hit the shops and grab a bite to eat all in one day. Rich on culture and tradition, the most popular tourist spots are around the historic town centre, which is home to the fish market and impressive flower displays. To experience the natural beauty in the more rural areas, there is a bus service heading out of the main town to areas showcasing the picturesque landscapes.
With frequent links to Denmark, the port is known as the gateway to Denmark with ferry routes to Hirtshals on the northern coast. There are weekly sailings making the three hour crossing and are supplied by either Fjordline or Color Line.
If travelling from the east, take E18 and then follow signs to Kristiansand. If travelling from the west or north, take E39 and then follow signs for Kristiansand. Once in Kristiansand, follow the signs for the port.
The train station is located approx. 50m from the port. There are train services to Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen, Trondheim and Bodø, with stops at neighbouring towns.
There are bus services from Kristiansand bus terminal to Oslo, Haukali and Stavanger and local buses as well. The bus terminal is approx. 50 m from the port.
Vestre Standgate 31, 4611 Kristiansand
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