Hirtshals Kristiansand Ferry
Found on the northern coast of Denmark's Jutland Peninsula, Hirtshals has developed into a major fishing and ferry harbour thanks to its access to the North Sea . The port has a direct connection to the E39 motorway and the railway running south through the country and to the rest of Europe. Hirtshals' train station is 500m south of the ferry terminal.
This vibrant, modern town has Jammerbukten bay on one side and Tannis Bukt bay on the other, flanking Hirtshals with beaches that run for more than 40km in both directions. These child-friendly, white sandy beaches are perfect for relaxing in the sun or strolling along in the brisk autumn air. Within Hirtshals is the Den Gronne Plads (The Green Square), which overlooks the fishing harbour and its rows of blue-hulled fishing boats.
Kristiansand is Norway's favourite recreation destination as it benefits from more days of sunshine throughout the year than any other part of Norway. As well as being an important port, Kristiansand is the cultural centre of Norway, reknowned for its musical heritage with concerts of classical, operatic and rock music being frequently held in and around Kristiansand.
05 Oct 2019Tempest-tossed - but arrived safely
That was quite a ride! Two barf bags provided by the cabin crew - just in case. Dinner stayed put but my plate nearly slid off the table. The crew is to be commended for getting us to Kristiansand safely.
Review by Eric, from California