Color Line is operating the ferry route from Hirtshals on the north coast of Jutland to Kristiansand in Norway. Color Line is using catamaran ferries Superspeed 1 on the Hirtshals-Kristiansand route. The sistership Superspeed 2 is used on the Color Line route between Hirtshals and Larvik, also on the south coast of Norway.
Crossing the waters of Skagerak between Denmark and Norway takes 3 hour and 15 minutes with the new catamaran ferry build in 2007. The ship can take 750 passenger cars and 2.315 passengers.
A Color Line specialisation is the fact that you need to book seating in one of the lounges on board Superspeed 1, if you want to be sure about, that you can actually sit down on your way across Skagarak. No other ferry company in Denmark is charging people to sit down.
However, when booking a seat in advance in one of the lounges, you can sit down in comfortable fly chairs with access to radio and free movies on a private screen. On board the Superspeed ferries, the cheapest class is The Voyager Class, while The Business Class Lounge in targeted at the business segment. Besides the lounges, restaurants, a cafe and tax free shopping is available on board.
Color Line is running its own radio channel in Hirtshals with traffic updates and other kind of information in Danish, English and German. The station can be found at FM 95,3 MHz when arriving in Hirtshals.
The Hirtshals-Kristiansand ferry route is the only one in Denmark with two ferry companies sailing side by side. Besides Color Line, the competing operator Fjord Line is also sailing between Hirtshals and Kristiansand in the summertime with the catamaran ferry Fjord Line Express.
Facts on Hirtshals-Kristiansand ferry:
Ferry Company: Color Line
Crossing time: 3 hours 15 minutes in both directions
Meeting time before departure: 1 hour for car travellers and 30 minutes for walking passengers
Color Line terminal in Hirtshals:
Color Line terminal in Kristiansand:
Vestre Strandgate 31
Reservation by phone:
(+45) 99 56 19 00
By Henrik Lange, Highways-Denmark.com
Photo: Color Line