Sunday, January 03, 2010

New ferry connection Kristiansand-Hanstholm

Danish ThyFerries is planning daily crossings from Kristiansand on the southern tip of Norway to Hanstholm on northern Jutland from April 23rd. That is bad news for Color Line, that until now has been the only company on this route.

Thy ferries is a company based in the city of Hanstholm, and has taken over the M/F Pride of Telemark, former Stena Jutlandica, built in Chantiers and Dunkerque in France in 1983. It was commissioned by Stema Line and sailed between Göteborg and Fredrikshavn, before it was replaced in 1996. It was most recently operated by KystLink on the route Langesund - Hirtshals. In 2007, she collided with the harbour at Langesund. She has been out of service since.

The ferry may take up to 500 cars and 2200 passengers. The crossing takes 3 hours and 45 minutes. You can get regular roundtrip tickets from EUR 12, 50, and roundtrip car packages from 99 EUR. This includes car and five people.

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