scotland to norway ferry?
is there a ferry running from scotland to norway?
i thought i'd try get the bike on a boat from aberdeen to stavanger or bergen but aferry.com etc. don't seem to accommodate. seems i can get to shetlands though, but there is no boat between shetlands and norway either...
thanks in advance
I´m about 95% certain, that there is not. Check out:
ferrylines.com: Ferries in the North Sea
For a long time, there was a connection between Newcastle and Bergen/Stavanger (I actually used it to go to the UK and back in 2005). But unfortunately that service was stopped 2-3 years ago, and if I´m not completely misinformed, it has not re-opened. Someone please correct, if I´m wrong.
DFDS Tor Line had a truck transport Ro-Ro ship with a small number of cabins going between Immingham UK and Norway (somewhere south from Oslo)... I don´t know, if this is still operating, but googling with the operator name should tell you that pretty quickly. Note, that it´s not really a car ferry, and you´d probably need to book well in advence.
Other than that, I think you´ll need to go via Netherlands, for example. But I must admit, that I haven´t followed the situation on North Sea ferries closely for a couple of years, so it is possible, that some new lines will emerge (but more common to close down the existing ones these days, I´m afraid...)
edit. just had a quick look at that map, and it seems that Harwich to Esbjerg Denmark might be possible. Then a short drive up thru Denmark, and another boat to southern Norway.
I tried to get a Scotland/Norway ferry a while ago and found only Newcastle the closest available.
Norway Ferry Routes - Newcastle to Kristiansend, Bergen & Stavanger
Ferries from Newcastle to Stavanger with Fjordline sail three times a week with a sailing time of 18 hours.
Ferries from Newcastle to Bergen with Fjordline sail three times daily with a crossing time of 25 hours.
Stunning country and amazing riding, I loved riding to the Arctic circle a few years back. If it's the first time, head OVER the tunnels and across the passes, all I can say is .....WOW!!
Although there is one tunnel not to be missed, the longest road tunnel in the WORLD and near bergen Lærdal Tunnel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia the blue ice theme inside is awesome!
Fjordline, however (which is the company, that used to run that line between Norway and the UK) nowadays seems to have services between 4 ports, none of which are in the UK: Bergen, Stavanger and Kristiansand in Norway, and Hirtshals in north Denmark. (Or at least their website has such info.)
dont forget to buy the stadoil coffee cup its not a bad camping thermos mug and you get free coffee at every gas stop(valid for one year) which is the only free thing you will find in noway.but it is awesome scenery.dont miss the lofotens on your way either!!:thumbup1:
No ferries from Scotland to Norway.
Bergen-Shetlands-Iceland and return, stopped last year.
Smaller private boats sail from Scrabster to Bergen area. I was thinking of having a run up and trying to find a someone who may take a bike from Peterhead, Scrabster maybe Aberdeen.
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