travel to scandinavia
It is with great sadness that we announce our route between Harwich and Esbjerg has closed, as of 29 September 2014. This unfortunately means there is no longer a ferry route between the UK and Denmark, however there are still a number of convenient ways to get to Scandinavia from the UK using our other routes.
Use our other routes for a number of convenient ways to get to Scandinavia from the UK.
If you live in the north of England or Scotland, our daily crossings from Newcastle to Amsterdam are the most convenient way to cross the North Sea to Europe. The two large cruise ferries on this route are modern, comfortable and packed with excellent facilities meaning your holiday starts as soon as you board.
As you sail you can relax in one of the
enjoy the live entertainment and head to one of the
for a delicious meal. There’s also a
too. And as the evening draws to a close you can head to your
en suite cabin
for a good night’s sleep, meaning you’ll arrive refreshed and rested before continuing your journey.
Amsterdam to Scandinavia
Our port in IJmuiden near Amsterdam provides easy access to Europe.
is conveniently accessible via
excellent autobahn network.
You may want to split up your journey and stop off en route. You’ll pass thorough the cites of Bremen and Hamburg on your way north. Or why not head to Germany’s stunning Baltic coastline.
From Amsterdam port to:|||
|Danish border||396 miles, 5 hours 30 mins|
|Copenhagen||508 miles, 8 hours 10 mins|
|Odense||490 miles, 6 hours 45 mins|
|Aarhus||508 miles, 7 hours|
|Kristianstad||588 miles, 9 hours 20 mins |
If you live in the south of England, Wales or the Midlands, then our Dunkirk port is the best place to begin your trip to Scandinavia.
We are the only operator to offer a route from Dover to Dunkirk (30 miles north of Calais). There are 24 daily sailings in both directions and the crossing takes just 2 hours.
Onboard there are restaurants, a bar, cafe, shop and children’s play area, plus outdoor deck areas so you can enjoy the views and fresh sea air as you cross the Channel.
Dunkirk to Scandinavia
From Dunkirk you will pass through
Germany on your way north to
Scandinavia. Why not stop off on the way and discover the German cities of Munster or Bremen.
From Dunkirk to:|||
|Danish border||532 miles, 7 hours 20 mins|
|Copenhagen||647 miles, 10 hours|
|Odense||629 miles, 8 hours 41 mins|
|Aarhus||647 miles, 8 hours 53 mins|
|Kristianstad||727 miles, 11 hours 15 mins|
Head to eastern Europe from northern Germany with our ferry from
Kiel from Klaipeda.
With 6 overnight sailings each week, the route is a convenient way to access the Baltic region from mainland Europe.
Our ferry from
Copenhagen to Oslo
provides access to Norway and northern Sweden. Our modern, comfortable cruise ferries are packed full of facilities and things to do and even takes you up the rugged Swedish coastline, with stunning views.
Road to Scandinavia
The driving route to Scandinavia from our ports in Amsterdam and Dunkirk passes through a number of wonderful towns and cities well worth a visit – see a few of our suggestions below. So why not stop off en route and turn your journey into a touring holiday?
It is easy to find accommodation for any of these cities and towns using our partner booking.com. Use it to plan your road to Scandinavia in advance and you can save both time and money.
When driving from
you can stop off in Apeldoorn, with its monkey park Apenheul¸ where over 200 primates roam freely!
Travel via the Afsluitdijk Bridge and head to Leeuwarden, a city famous for its excellent shopping, it is also home to over 600 monuments.
Groningen is another nearby Dutch city built around the 100-metre-high Martini Tower, Groningen is laid-back and easy-going, and was once voted as having the best city centre in Holland, with great shops, innovative architecture and a classic Dutch charm.
As you pass through Belgium, you can take a break in Antwerp and enjoy its medieval streets, renaissance monuments and bustling Grote Markt, or check out paintings from the Old Masters at the Royal Museum and Ruben House.
You can also drive through Munster, the German capital of bicycles. Stop off here and enjoy a scenic, themed bike route such as the Route of 100 Castles, which takes you through scenic Munsterland countryside and past a number of historic sites.
From Amsterdam & Dunkirk
As you head north into Germany from both Amsterdam and Dunkirk, you will pass Bremen, a city where fairy-tale castles sit alongside modern attractions such as the Columbus Space Module.
You can also visit Germany’s second largest city Hamburg, renowned for its arts and music, beautiful architecture, boutique shopping and excellent theatre.
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It’s always a proud moment when you’re recognised for your good work, we’re honoured to have been named as ‘World’s Leading Ferry Operator’ in the 2014 World Travel Awards. We've won this award for 4 years running.