The Spodsbjerg-Tårs ferry connects the southern regions of Denmark divided by The Great Belt. The ferry from Spodsbjerg on the island of Langeland makes it possible to take a shortcut from Funen to Lolland and Falster and further on to Zealand or Germany.
Crossing The Great Belt from Spodsbjerg to Tårs – or the opposite direction – takes about 45 minutes, and is done aboard the ferries Odin Sydfyen (above) or Frigg Sydfyen, that offer hourly service in the daytime all year long. The ferries depart both Spodsbjerg and Tårs at 15 minutes past the hour. In the summer of 2012, two new ferries are expected to go into service between Spodsbjerg and Tårs.
The Spodsbjerg-Tårs ferry is a vital part of Highway 9 between Odense on Funen and Nykøbing Falster on Falster. Highway 9 is motorway between Odense and Svendborg on Funen, but from Svendborg to Spodsbjerg across the islands of Tåsinge and Langeland, Highway 9 is a two lane highway with a lot of traffic, so expect at least 30 minutes of driving time from Svendborg to Spodsbjerg on Langeland.
This section of Highway 9 is by the way quite scenic and crosses two of Denmark’s big bridges, The Svendborgsund Bridge from Svendborg to the island of Tåsinge and The Langeland Bridge, a classic arch bridge between the small island of Siø and Langeland. Highway 9 on Lolland is also for the most part a two lane highway, but the majority of the Highway 9 on Lolland is straight as an arrow with hardly any small towns and a 90 km/h speed limit.
On very rare occasions when The Great Belt Bridge was closed due to falling ice from the cables on the tall bridge, the Spodsbjerg-Tårs ferry was the only connection between east and west Denmark – together with the ferry routes across Kattegat between Jutland and Zealand.
Facts on Spodsbjerg-Tårs ferry:
Ferry Company: LangelandsFærgen
Crossing time: 45 minutes
Meeting time before departure: 15 minutes
Address on the ferry terminal in Spodsbjerg:
Spodsbjergvej 351, Spodsbjerg
Address on the ferry terminal in Tårs:
Reservation by phone:
(+45) 70 23 15 15
By Henrik Lange, Highways-Denmark.com
Photo: Henrik Lange