Anchors aweigh! Sail from Groningen to Norway from next year

Anchors aweigh! Sail from Groningen to Norway from next year

Stuck for ideas on how to spend your next holiday as a family? This might be the answer: a new ferry route between the Netherlands and Norway will set sail next April!

Sail from the Netherlands to Norway in just 18 hours

Are you fed up with airports and flying? Are you looking for other (perhaps more sustainable) travel options? You could of course take the train, but why not mix it up a little and travel by boat next summer?

Holland Norway Lines (HNL) are launching a brand new route that sets off from the Eemshaven in Groningen, travelling across the North Sea and arriving on the shores of Kristiansand just 18 hours later. "For the Norwegian holidaymaker, this offers new possibilities to reach the Netherlands in a simple and comfortable way,” HNL said.

The MS Romantika, the flagship of HNL, will make the trip three times a week, starting April 7, 2022, and will have space for 1.500 passengers, as well as cars, caravans, and trucks. The ships are decked out with multiple restaurants, cafes, and bars, as well as a sauna and wellness resort, a nightclub, and an arcade. Return tickets start at 225 euros per person.

Victoria Séveno


Victoria Séveno

Victoria grew up in Amsterdam, before moving to the UK to study English and Related Literature at the University of York and completing her NCTJ course at the Press Association...

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