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You can book Ferries from Kristiansand in Norway to Hirtshals in Denmark operated by the ferry operator Color Line. You can find information about the latest deparature time and sailing durations using the information below where you can also find information about our best prices.
Kristiansand is almost as far south as you can go in Norway. This is Norway's Sorlandet, or Southland. Kristiansand ferry port is situated at the mouth of River Otra on the Skagerrak Strait (an arm of North Sea) that divides Norway and Denmark.
Centrally located on the South coast of Norway, Kristiansand ferry port offers convenient domestic as well as international travel and transportation - by sea, rail and road. Because of short ferry crossings and frequent sailings to neighbouring countries, Kristiansand port is frequently referred to as Norway's "Gateway to Europe". All ferries from Kristiansand can be booked through AFerry
The alternative name of Kristiansand is Christianssand. Kristiansand is named after King Christian IV, who founded it in 17th century during the Renaissance. Kristiansand is also Norway's sunniest part. Its beautiful beaches and fascinating scenery attract lots of visitors from the rest of Norway and neighbouring countries. It is also a popular destination for fishing and hunting although strict rules have to be adhered to.
Kristiansand has some of the most interesting history museums such as Vest Agder - Norway's largest open air museum, Kristiansand Cannon Museum with the world's second largest gun in it, a recreated Bronze Age settlement and Setesdalsbanen - Vintage Steam Railway along with other Renaissance architecture like the Christiansholm Fortress and a 960 year old Oddernes Church.
Kristiansand is not only a wonderful beach resort but a pretty sight as well with rows of old wooden houses and hanging baskets of flowers everywhere.
Ferries to and from Kristiansand
Color Line operates six modern ships, including cruise ships, a high-speed passenger ferry and a cargo ship. On board you will find all categories of restaurants serving hot food and snacks as well as large tax-free shops with a wide selection of goods.
With Fjord Line you will travel on the catamaran the Fjord Line Express which is a very fast ship. In fact, it holds the world record for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic. Onboard you can find a buffest serving food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Kristiansand port facilities
Kristiansand ferry port is well equipped with a wide range of facilities at the terminals. Short term and long term parking facilities are also available along with disabled parking spaces.
Getting to Kristiansand
Take E18 from East and E39 from West or from the North and follow the main road to the city centre. Then follow the signs to the ferry terminal.
The train station is located just outside the ferry terminal right next to it in the middle of the city parallel to Vestre Strandgate Street. About five trains run from Kristiansand to the capital city Oslo every day.
Fergeterminalen, 4600, Norway
Vestre Strandgate 31, 4611 Kristiansand S, Norway