Norway is a Scandinavian country famous for its unspoiled glacial landscapes and features including mountains, glaciers and deep coastal fjords. It shares land borders with Sweden, Finland and Russia.

Like it’s other Scandinavian counter parts, Norway is famous for its Viking heritage and folklore. It’s also famous for it’s North Sea Oil production and to be home of the Land of the Midnight Sun.

Travelling to Norway by Ferry

On the 1st September 2008 one of the most historical passenger shipping links in Europe ended. As the MS Queen of Scandinavia sailed her final voyage between Newcastle and Bergen. This route was operated by DFDS Seaways.

However, you can still reach Norway by ferry using either Newcastle to Amsterdam or Hull to Rotterdam routes and continue to enjoy safe and relaxing ferry travel to mainland Europe.

The Hull to Rotterdam route features overnight crossings similar to our Hull to Zeebrugge service. Your ticket will include a comfortable cabin. The ships boast a range of dining and entertainment options, including two cinema screens and a casino. You’ll then disembark in Rotterdam which offers excellent road links to Germany, Denmark, Sweden before reaching Norway.

From Amsterdam, you will follow a similar route as if arriving in Rotterdam. You will take a scenic drive through Holland, into Germany, Denmark, Sweden and then onto Norway.

Why not have a look at our Denmark, Holland or Germany Destination Guides for inspiration on places to see and do while making your road trip.

Where to Visit

Bergen is Norway’s second largest city and is the west coast’s largest port and one of Scandinavia’s busiest cruise ship stopovers. Surrounded by a ring of hills known locally as the Seven Mountains (De syv fjell), the city’s idyllic setting and stunning natural harbour has cemented its reputation as one of Norway’s most popular tourist spots.

Oslo is Norway’s capital and also it’s largest city. Situated on the southern coast at the head of the Oslofjord. It’s known for its green spaces, museums, nautical history and world class seafood.

Being the fourth largest city in Norway, Stavanger is known as the oil capital of Norway. With many Oil and Service Companies having their headquarters here.

Located in central Norway, Trondheim has quickly become known as the culinary capital of Norway, often being referred to as the home of Nordic Flavours, so a must see city for any self proclaimed foodie.

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