The island of Samsø right between Zealand and Jutland is connected with the Danish mainland with two ferry routes: One from Zealand and one from Jutland. The route from Zealand departs from Kalundborg and arrives in Kolby Kaas on the southern part of Samsø.
The crossing time from Kalundborg to Samsø is 1 hour and 50 minutes. The ferry departs Kalundborg three times a day in June, July and August and two times a day the rest of the year. However around public holidays, the ferry departs up till three times a day.
On most days during the year the ferry departs Kalundborg at 09.35 and 18.05. However, the late departure time changes during the summer. The accurate departure times are shown, when a specific date is chosen in the online booking dialogue.
During the summertime, reservation is recommended for car travellers, because of the limited capacity on board the ferry. The ferry on the route is MF Kyholm, which can carry up to 96 cars.
The ferry on the photo above is Kanhave on the ferry route from Jutland to Samsø. This route between Hou in Jutland and Sælvig on the west coast of Samsø is the busiest of the two ferry routes to Samsø with several departures every day.
Samsø is a very popular island for tourists during the summertime, thanks to its many picture square small towns and the beautiful landscape. Samsø is among other things well known for its strawberry fields and new potatoes – and the fact that the island gets 100 % of its electricity from wind power, thanks to an offshore wind farm south of Samsø with 10 big windmills.
Facts on Kalundborg-Samsø ferry:
Ferry Company: SamsøFærgen
Crossing time: 1 hours 50 minutes
Meeting time before departure: 10 minutes
GPS coordinates Kalundborg terminal: 55,677487, 11,08144.
GPS coordinates Kolby Kaas terminal: 55,79562, 10,53022.
Address on Samsø Færgen’s terminal in Kalundborg:
Østre Havnegade 2
Reservation by phone:
(+45) 70 23 15 15
By Henrik Lange, Highways-Denmark.com