Freight ferries to Haugesund

Haugesund sits down in the southwest of Norway and is the ‘Viking Capital of the World’. Freight ferries to Haugesund come in from Newcastle and Hanstholm via other well known destinations. Services are fast and efficient and the ferry terminal is well equipped.

There are two main freight ferries to Haugesund including from Newcastle in England, via Stavanger or Bergen, to the tune of three services a week. It is operated by DFDS Seaways and takes around 21 hours overnight. The other service is from Hanstholm in Denmark, via Egersund, which takes 14 hours and also has three weekly sailings. It is operated by Fjord line.

Both services are well equipped and run efficiently, with excellent facilities for travellers to include eating, some shopping, and facilities to obtain local currency. There is also a service from Oslo, which goes via nearby Stavanger.

The ferry terminal is a ten-minute walking from the centre of Haugesund and taxis and buses run for the duration. It sits on Risoy Island, which is just offshore and linked to the mainland by bridge. The town itself is a popular place to visit as a final destination for tourists with freight ferries to Haugesund.

As the Viking capital, it is loaded with sights and attractions for the visitor, including many monuments and museums that show off the city’s illustrious past. In addition, Haugesund also has some excellent shopping and dining, plus it is a popular draw every August when the Norway Film Festival is on. Freight ferries to Haugesund are particularly busy at this time.

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