It will be the fastest connection between Norway and the continent, as it will only take the high speed vessel Fjord Cat (photo) 2 hours and 15 minutes to cross the Skagerak. Its competitor, Color Line, has two new high speed ferries that use 1 hour more than Fjord Cat to Denmark.
Kristiansand Harbour Authority has finally backed down and decided that Fjord Line may sail after all from April through September, providing Color Line with much needed competition. This will also gain travelers as they will have access to lower fare.
The new service, Fjord Line Express, will sail Kristiansand - Hirtshals three times per day.
Ferry connection from Norway to European Ports per September 26th 2009
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On this map you will find markers that display status on ferry connection to Norway.
- A red marker means that ferry is seasonal and not in operation or that an earlier ferry connection has been cancelled.
- A green marker shows that there is a new connection planned to this destination.
- A yellow marker means that there is a seasonal ferry service operating to this port.
- A boat button means that service is in operation all year around from one or several European destination to this specific port.