There are numerous ferry crossings operating from Denmark to Norway. Ferries currently connect 3 ports in Denmark with 6 ports in Norway.
There are a combined number of 76 ferry crossings each week across a selection of 7 Ferry Routes which are operated by 3 ferry companies including Fjord Line, DFDS Seaways & Color Line with the shortest crossing taking around 2 hours 15 minutes (Hirtshals to Kristiansand).
This is a general summary of the services on offer between Denmark and Norway, for live information select from our Fare Search.
Denmark is the southernmost country in Scandinavia, boasting some of the highest rated standards of living in the world.
Often regarded as a ‘fairytale country’, Denmark has both natural and architectural splendour in abundance. Renaissance castles stand on lake banks and stunning sandy beaches line the coast. Whatever the season, Denmark has something to suit.
However, it is much more than just beautiful buildings and scenery. Its capital, Copenhagen is a hub for fashion, gastronomy and forward-thinking design. It’s also a haven for cyclists, with a vast network of cobbled streets leading you to candlelit bars and fascinating museums.
Denmark is an excellent gateway to the surrounding Scandinavian countries and mainland Europe, with a large number of top-quality ports providing numerous routes, all operated by leading ferry companies. Also, as a nation with many islands and peninsulas, travelling by ferry is the most convenient way to explore everything Denmark has to offer.
Norway is the westernmost country on the Scandinavian Peninsula in northern Europe, comprising a mainland, the Svalbard archipelago to the north and the island of Jan Mayen to the west.
A country of countless geological delights, Norway leaves even the most seasoned travellers speechless. Best of all, as one of the most sparsely populated countries in Europe, you may even get the deep fjords, vast ice fields, glistening glaciers and mesmerising displays of the Northern Lights all to yourself. Populating these beautiful landscapes are some of the most fascinating and varied animals on the continent; polar bears in Svalbard, Eurasian lynxes, arctic foxes and musk oxen are all common, so be sure to organise a wildlife watching tour. The capital, Oslo, stands on the south coast, boasting internationally acclaimed museums, excellent restaurants and happening nightclubs next to green open spaces and lush forests.
It’s easy to reach Norway by ferry, with numerous port cities and ferry terminals all the way from Bergen on the southwest coast to Oslo in the southeast. Aside from the plentiful domestic routes, there are regular international ferry crossings from Scandinavia and northern Germany, too.