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Ferry routes in Northern Norway

Across fjords and out to islands: ferries are a vital part of traveling along the coast of Northern Norway.

Due to the large distances in Northern Norway, many people enjoy spending their holidays here in a car. Below you will find some of the important car ferries, sorted by geography. 

The Coastal Route

The fantastic Coastal Route from Central Norway to Bodø has a number of ferry crossings. A comprehensive overview is found here: http://www.kystriksveien.no/?page=ferjeruter

  • Vennesund – Holm
  • Andalsvåg – Horn
  • Tjøtta – Forvik
  • Nesna – Levang
  • Jektvik – Sørfjord – Stokkvågen
  • Forøy – Ågskardet

Other car ferries in Helgeland-Salten

On the E6

The main north-south artery has one single ferry crossing left, with numerous departures. 

Lofoten and Vesterålen

The archipelagos are now bridged with the mainland. However, some ferry crossings shorten the trip considerably. 

Island of Senja

Summer-only ferries make for helpful ferry crossings from other destinations http://senjafergene.no/ag-no-rutetider.htm

  • Andenes-Gryllefjord (towards the islands of Vesterålen/Lofoten)
  • Stornes-Skrolsvik (towards the city of Harstad)
  • Botnham-Brensholmen (towards the city of Tromsø)

Troms and Finnmark

Bridges and tunnels have made many ferries obsolete, but look out for the following: 

About ferries

  • In winter there is usually plenty of capacity
  • Popular ferry crossings, notably to Lofoten and Senja, are sometimes full in summer, and cars are left behind.
  • Car reservations are accepted at some crossings, not at others.
  • Cancellations due to bad weather happen, but not very often.
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