The ferry route from Frederikshavn in North Jutland to Gothenburg in Sweden is one the most trafficked ferry routes from Denmark to Sweden. The crossing time is 3 hours and 15 minutes by regular ferry, but the crossing can be done in 2 hours, when taking the catamaran ferry, used on the Frederikshavn-Gothenburg route in the summer time.
Stena Line is offering at least four departures every day, but during the busy summertime, up to eight departures is possible. The specific departure times is shown, when searching for a booking on a specific date.
Three different ferries are used on the route between Frederikshavn and Gothenburg. The two main ferries are Stena Jutlandica (shown on the photo above) and Stena Danica. From the end of April to the end of August, the catamaran ferry Stena Line Express is also sailing on the route – but with passenger cars only.
The scenic experience from the ship when sailing from Frederikshavn to Gothenburg in Sweden is limited, and there are no tax free sales on board, since both Denmark and Sweden are members of the European Union. However, many Swedish tourists come to Frederikshavn on short weekend trips to relax, shop and have a good time in Frederikshavn. Many Danish tourists also travel to Gothenburg to enjoy shopping and the many attractions in the second largest city in Sweden.
Stena Line also operates the ferry route from Grenaa in East Jutland to Varberg in Sweden, which can be an alternative to the Frederikshavn-Gothenburg route.
Facts on Frederikshavn-Gothenburg ferry:
Ferry Company: Stena Line
Crossing time: 3 hours 15 minutes by regular ferry – 2 hours by catamaran (summertime only)
Meeting time before departure: 30 minutes for both walking passengers and car travellers
Stena Line terminal in Frederikshavn:
GPS coordinates Frederikshavn terminal: 10.54365, 57.43459
GPS coordinates Gothenburg terminal: 11.94589, 57.70174
Reservation by phone:
(+45) 96 200 200
By Henrik Lange, Highways-Denmark.com
Photo: Stena Line