Travel by ferry to Norway, Kristiansand
Travel on the express ferry to Norway and experience the world's fastest ferry route - Hirtshals to Kristiansand. The crossing takes just two hours and 15 minutes! Kristiansand is a great starting point for a longer trip but it is also a popular destination in itself. The city is viewed by many as Norway's "Number one summer town". Here you will find festivals, outdoor living, shopping, the Kardemommeby theme park, a zoo and much more.
Kristiansand is the capital of Southern Norway and is centrally located in the far south of the country. The wider region consists of Kristiansand and Søgne, Songdalen, Iveland, Vennesla, Birknes and Lillesand, with a total of 120,000 inhabitants. Around 80,000 live in Kristiansand.
Kristiansand was founded in 1641 by King Christian IV. The city is widely seen as Norway’s “Number one summer city.” Kristiansand is perfect for lazy summer days, swimming and boating between and around its many little islands, beautiful harbors and small white houses.
Many families with children also take a trip to Kristiansand in the summer to experience the “Dyreparken” zoo and “Kardemomme By” theme park. The region also boasts some of Norway's most beautiful and cleanest beaches - Bystranda, Hamresanden and Skotteviga. The first is a fine, sandy beach with clear water, swimming docks and even palm trees!
The public park “Ravnedalen” is located within walking distance from the city center. In the city center you will also find “Posebyen”, which consists of Northern Europe's largest concentration of small, white wooden houses. These were built during the 18th and 19th centuries.
From Kristiansand onboard Fjord Line Express, the trip to Denmark and the continent is very short. You will arrive in Denmark in just two hours and 15 minutes! For more information about the Kristiansand Region, visit the following websites:
Camping in Norway
Camping in Norway means endless natural beauty, relaxation, fishing, hiking, river rafting, mountain biking - and other great holiday memories. With Fjord Line Express, you can easily get your caravan or mobile home to Kristiansand and then embark on a camping holiday. The route from Kristiansand to Stavanger through the Hardanger region and to Bergen is beautiful and includes the most striking parts of Fjord Norway. Then you can experience other sights on the return trip from Bergen to Hirtshals. On our fast ferry to Norway you can visit our various restaurants and tax-free shop and relax in a bar or lounge. Our friendly crew wishes you a warm welcome aboard - a perfect start to your holiday in Norway!