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How to get from Hirtshals to Kristiansand by ferry ?

Looking for the perfect Hirtshals to Kristiansand ferry ticket? Look no further, you've come to the right place. Taking a ferry from Hirtshals to Kristiansand is a convenient and enjoyable way to travel.

We know that planning a ferry trip from Hirtshals to Kristiansand can be stressful, that's why we do our best to make your Hirtshals to Kristiansand ferry booking as quick and easy as possible.

With Vivanoda, our easy to use platform, you can compare prices, routes and services of different ferry companies like Color Line or Fjord Line. This way you can find the best price for a Hirtshals Kristiansand ferry ticket according to your needs and budget, whether you're travelling alone, as a couple or with your family.

Most Fjord Line or Color Line ships offer onboard amenities such as cabins, restaurants, stores, Wi-Fi and more. Often, they also offer facilities for people with limited mobility.

To find the best deals on ferries from Hirtshals to Kristiansand simply enter your travel dates and start your search on Vivanoda.

Hirtshals to Kristiansand Ferry Information

Port of departure
Port of arrival
82 mi
Ferry Companies
Color Line, Fjord Line
Frequency of crossings
5 crossings a day
Minimum crossing time
2 hrs. 20 min
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Why take a ferry from Hirtshals to Kristiansand ?

Whether you're travelling solo, with a partner or with the family, a Hirtshals to Kristiansand ferry can be a convenient and enjoyable option for getting to Kristiansand. Here are 3 reasons why we think Hirtshals to Kristiansand ferry is an ideal way to travel.

For a staff that cares
Every minute of the Hirtshals-Kristiansand crossing, from embarkation in the port of Hirtshals to disembarkation in Kristiansand, qualified and smiling Fjord Line or Color Line personnel are at your disposal to ensure that you have a pleasant time. They will orient you in the ship, guide you to your cabin, serve you in the restaurant and answer any question you may have. You can find an information desk on the ship, mostly on the main deck.
Take an unlimited amount of luggage
For other modes of transportation, we are often forced to carry only one suitcase, and each additional bag is charged. For the Hirtshals to Kristiansand crossing, as long as all your luggage is contained in your car, no extra charge is required. If you are traveling as a pedestrian, the conditions may be more restrictive as you will have to keep your luggage with you until you arrive in Kristiansand. However, we recommend that you ask the Fjord Line or Color Line crew, as luggage lockers are often available for passengers to store their luggage during the crossing.
To enjoy the incredible sea view
When we are on the coast, we often look for places that offer the best sea view. You will enjoy a 360° ocean view from the port of Hirtshals to Kristiansand, whether you are having lunch or relaxing in one of the ship's lounges. Restaurant, bars, lounges, cabins,... the magnificent views of the sea are omnipresent on board the ship.

Where do the ferries leave from in Hirtshals? Where do the boats arrive in Kristiansand?

Port of departure in Hirtshals

Fjord Line or Color Line ferries depart for Kristiansand from the following ports in Hirtshals:


Port of arrival in Kristiansand

Color Line or Fjord Line ships arrive in Kristiansand from the following ports:

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Which companies operate between Hirtshals and Kristiansand?

If you're looking to travel between Hirtshals and Kristiansand by ferry, there are several companies to choose from including Fjord Line or Color Line who offer regular services between the two cities. You can find more information about the different ferry companies on this route and their departure times here.

Fjord Line Hirtshals Kristiansand
Fjord Line
Fjord Line was founded in 1993 and is based in Norway. It offers crossings between Norway, Denmark and Germany. On Vivanoda, you can compare Hirtshals-Kristiansand fares and book a Fjord Line ticket between Hirtshals and Kristiansand. Fjord Line operates 3 crossings a day to Kristiansand from Hirtshals and the journey time is 2 hrs. 20 min. More information about Fjord Line
2 hrs. 20 min
3 crossings a day
Color Line Hirtshals Kristiansand
Color Line
Color Line is a Norwegian ferry company based in Oslo that offers crossings between Norway and Sweden. On Vivanoda, you can compare Hirtshals-Kristiansand fares and book a Color Line ticket between Hirtshals and Kristiansand. Color Line operates 14 crossings a week to Kristiansand from Hirtshals and the journey time is 3 hrs. 10 min. More information about Color Line
3 hrs. 10 min
14 crossings a week


If you take a ferry from Hirtshals to Kristiansand, it will take you at least 2 hrs. 20 min to cover the 82 mi between Hirtshals and Kristiansand.

This often depends on the season (there are fewer crossings between Hirtshals and Kristiansand in winter) and the ferry company (Fjord Line and Color Line). There are currently 5 crossings a day between Hirtshals and Kristiansand.

There are 2 ferry companies operating between Hirtshals and Kristiansand: Fjord Line and Color Line.

Yes, absolutely, direct crossings are offered by Color Line, Fjord Line.

Before booking, compare the prices of Color Line, Fjord Line on our website Vivanoda. Then book the crossing of your choice easily and safely on our partner's website.

If you want to change or cancel your Hirtshals Kristiansand ferry booking, you can do so easily by contacting our partner who manages your booking. Please note that, depending on the fare conditions, some tickets are not refundable or changeable. It is important to take this into account when booking your ticket.

During your crossing between Hirtshals and Kristiansand, you will travel 82 mi.

What is a Hirtshals to Kristiansand ferry crossing like?

If you have never been on a ferry before, it is difficult to imagine what a day at sea between Hirtshals and Kristiansand would be like. To help you better project yourself into the experience of a Hirtshals Kristiansand cruise aboard Color Line or Fjord Line, we retrace here the different stages of the journey, from boarding in Hirtshals to disembarking in Kristiansand. You can also find some tourist and practical information about Hirtshals and Kristiansand.

Boarding in Hirtshals

Before your Hirtshals Kristiansand ferry trip begins, here are the few steps to board:

  • Arrival time at the port of Hirtshals / You should arrive at the Hirtshals ferry terminal within the time limit set by Fjord Line or Color Line. After this period, the company has the right to refuse you boarding.
  • Checking in for the Hirtshals Kristiansand crossing / At the Hirtshals ferry terminal, look for the Fjord Line or Color Line counters and present your passport and your reservation number. If you are by car, get in the reserved lines. The check-in will be done directly from your vehicle.
  • Boarding the ship to Kristiansand / Information messages are broadcasted in the Hirtshals ferry terminal to invite you to board. By car, follow the instructions of Fjord Line or Color Line staff to board and park your vehicle on board.
On board the ship between Hirtshals and Kristiansand

On Color Line or Fjord Line ships, there is something for everyone. While some people will be inclined to relax in a cozy lounge, others will be sure to shop in the boutiques or eat at the self-service restaurant.

The arrival of the ferry in Kristiansand

You will finally find some information for the arrival of the boat in Kristiansand:

  • The port of Kristiansand is in sight / You will be allowed to access the garage only when the boat is docked. There is no need to rush. Instead, enjoy the arrival in Kristiansand harbor from the deck of the boat.
  • If you are in a cabin. / You will need to vacate your cabin approximately half an hour before arrival in Kristiansand Harbor.
  • Leave the ship and Kristiansand is yours / You get your car out of the huge ferry garage relatively quickly, once the doors are open. Pedestrian passengers get off the boat even faster. The customs staff at the port of Kristiansand can give you a check. Finally, your vacation in Kristiansand begins in earnest!
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