Bergen to Hirtshals Ferry
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7 crossings weekly11 hr 30 min
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If you're not sure if the Bergen to Hirtshals route is right for you or you can't decide between ferry companies, if there is more than one, you might also find it useful to read any reviews we have available. We ask all our customers to send us reviews for Bergen to Hirtshals ferries. Remember though, that the earlier you book, the cheaper prices normally are. So don't spend too long deciding! Bergen to Hirtshals is a popular route, so we advise you to book as soon as possible.
The city of Bergen was founded in 1070 by King Olaf III and was originally called Bjorgvin; now Bergen is home to approximately 225000 inhabitants. Bergen is the second largest city of Norway and was honoured with the title of European Capital of Culture in 2000. Bergen boasts many popular attractions, including Floybanen (a Funicular railway), the Edvard Grieg museum, the Hanseatic Museum, the Fish Market and the Bergen Aquarium, which has one of the finest and most extensive collections of marine fauna in Europe.
Floybanen, the Funicular railway, will take you from the city center (150 meters from the Fish Market) to the top of the Mount Floyen at 320 meters above sea level. There you can enjoy a magnificent view of the surrounding islands and walk along numerous paths around the mountain and to the lakes. The Troldhaugen, the Edvard Grieg museum, was the home of Nina and Edvard Grieg. This attractive Swiss-style house was built in 1884-85, with a spectacular view of the Lake Nordaas.
Places to see while in Hirtshals include the Nordsoen Oceanarium, one of the largest aquariums in Europe with a collection of 70 different species, and the 35 meter high Hirtshals fyr Lighthouse, built in 1860.
07 Sep 2015One of the best ferry rides
We thoroughly enjoyed the ferry ride from Bergen to Hirtshals. Very impressed with the ship. Modern, well appointed, and very helpful staff. Thank you.
Review by Greg and Sugi
20 Aug 2013engine trouble
Toilets out of order Engine trouble twice Cabins not ready at check in Lady in charge of cleaning crew was very unfriendly to the crew and guests!
Review by Anon
28 Jul 2013Spoilt by penny-pinching
I travelled on the Fjordline Bergensfjord, which the company literature led me to believe was new. Far from it; and in addition, too many elements seemed penny-pinching from the lack of decent signage, to the sleeperette-class luggage store-room requiring payment every time you opened or closed the door, to the ridiculously small room between the seats (Ryanair would have been proud at this effort … a ship a couple of hundred metres long and yet seat pitch of about 30" if someone in front of you reclined!) Oh, and no seats beside a window, and no possibility of choosing seats, even at check-in. (At least I didn't pay for a cabin with a view — some of them had a view of just a wall. Not that there was much to see from Stavanger on.) If as a sleeperette passenger you woke up early due to the prevalence of snorers, there was no possibility to get to the outside decks other than the lifeboat level, as everything else was locked. I forgot to mention that the terminal in Stavanger is miles from the centre and requires a 36 minute trip on the public bus Nº9 … IF one happens to be running all the way to the harbour when you need it. And at the Hirtshals end, it's 20 DKr … if somehow you've miraculously acquired Danish kroner!? You'd think Fjordline might put on a shuttle bus, but no, that would make life too easy. Finally, the disembarkation was the worst of all my ferry experiences around the world. The concierge desk sent confused foot passengers up to level 4, but finally the crew couldn't be bothered extending the gantry, and so eventually, we worked out the best way was to chance being run over by a semitrailer and exit with the cars from level one. Next time I'll go for the overnight sleeper train from Bergen or Stavanger to Oslo, then a train to Denmark via Malmo.
Review by Anon
24 Jul 2013Many Problems on Fjordline
We booked a cabin on Fjordline's MS Stavangerfjord from Bergen to Hirtshals. Apparently, this was the maiden voyage for this ship as the President was on board and press. I should have know we were in trouble when we were delayed 2 hours without any information from the terminal staff. The experience was downhill from there. The ship and its crew were clearly not prepared for passengers. The bar tenders were inexperienced and rude, the cashiers at the restaurants completely overwhelmed and had to pass people through without paying to avoid a riot. The food was clearly not up to the standards we expected with many items not available. The cabin was clean but you would certainly expect that in a new ship. All in all this was the low point of our 2 week Scandinavian vacation.
Review by Anon
04 Aug 2012By Road to Nordkapp
Fjordline unlike Hurtigrutten know what they are doing. They are not trying to be a ferry service, freight service and cruise service at the same time. Hurtigritten could and should learn this lesson!!
Review by Akin I
Bergen to Hirtshals Popular Questions
Want to know more about your journey from Bergen to Hirtshals? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.
How long does the ferry from Bergen to Hirtshals take?
The average journey time by ferry between Bergen to Hirtshals is 18 hrs 24 min. The journey time may vary, so use our booking engine on this page to search for a specific travel date.
How fast does the ferry from Bergen to Hirtshals travel?
The fastest journey time by ferry from Bergen to Hirtshals is 18 hrs, with Fjord Line.
What time does the first ferry from Bergen to Hirtshals leave?
The first ferry from Bergen to Hirtshals leaves at 13:29 with Fjord Line. Times may vary depending on the time of year.
What time does the last ferry from Bergen to Hirtshals leave?
The last ferry from Bergen to Hirtshals leaves at 13:30 with Fjord Line. Times may vary depending on the time of year.
Which ferry companies operate between Bergen to Hirtshals?
Ferries travelling from Bergen to Hirtshals are operated by Fjord Line.
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