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Oslo to Kiel Ferry

The Oslo Kiel ferry route connects Norway with Germany. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Color Line. The crossing operates up to 7 times each week with sailing durations from around 20 hours.

Oslo Kiel 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.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Norway to Germany page.
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Oslo Kiel Ferry reviews

  • "All good, nice boat, shame about Norwegian prices"

    Nice boat, east ticketing and boarding. Room comfortable . Shame it is maintaining Norwegian pricing abord.

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  • "Expensive Color Line trip"

    We recently travelled on the Color Magic from Oslo to Kiel (21st August). This is probably the most expensive way of getting our car back to the UK via Hook of Holland, but we did not want to drive so far on the return journey. The actual ship is fine, and it was a smooth, trouble-free journey, with a good cabin and friendly, competent staff. However, some of the on board facilities were poor. WiFi, which should have been free (it is on the Stena line), cost 50 Euros for an hour, and didn't work properly. The burger bar shut at 6 so the evening meal had to be in one of the expensive restaurants. There was nowhere to get a drink of cold water as there were no water dispensers. It isn't that I want to travel 'on the cheap', but Color line seems to want to extract every possible penny from it's passengers, on an already over-priced trip. I shall find alternative routes the next time I take my car to Scandinavia.

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  • "Colour line"

    Of all the ferries i have traveled on this has to be the best.

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  • "Review"

    I would have liked to have free access to the gym or cinema ...one activity. You could have a limited number of participants who can enter for free.

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Oslo Guide

The capital of Norway is the city of Oslo and is located on an arc of land at the northernmost end of Oslofjord which is almost divided by the Nesodden Peninsular, opposite the city. The city is bounded on its other sides by hills and mountains and is comprised of around 40 islands within its city boundary. It is relatively easy to get around this compact city using public transport or alternatively bicycles can be rented across the city. There are many things to see and do in Oslo including seeing the works by the celebrated artist Edvard Munch. His works can be found in a number of institutions in the city along with other Norwegian and international artists. The Norwegian government has recently invested large amounts of money in cultural installations, facilities, buildings and festivals in the City of Oslo.

From the city's port, ferries can be taken to destinations in Denmark and Germany. There are daily crossings to Copenhagen with a crossing time of around 16 hours, to Hirtshals with a crossing time of around 10 hours to Frederikshavn with a crossing time of 8 hours and 30 minutes and to Kiel in Germany with a crossing time of around 20 hours. Passenger facilities in Oslo's ferry terminal are rather limited although there is a coffee shop and a small departure hall.

Kiel Guide

The city of Kiel is located in the north of Germany and lies on the Baltic Sea coast, to the south east of the Jutland Peninsular. Situated around 90 km to the north of the city of Hamburg, Kiel is a major maritime hub in Germany and has been one of the traditional homes of the German Navy's Baltic Sea Fleet. The city is also a major centre of high tech shipbuilding and an important transport hub as a result of its location on the Kiel Fjord and the busiest waterway in the world, the Kiel Canal.

Visitors to Kiel will find a number of interesting museums that focus on topics such as zoological, geological, historical, fine art, industrial and the military. Notable is the Stadt- und Schifffahrtsmuseum Warleberger Hof (City and Maritime Museum), which belongs to the association museen am meer.

A number of passenger ferries to Sweden, Norway, Russia, and other countries operate from the city's harbour. Today, Kiel harbour is an important port of call for cruise ships touring the Baltic Sea.

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