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Hirtshals is an important ferry harbour in North Jutland, Denmark.

Get in

Color line Superspeed I docking in Hirtshals ferry terminal

By car, bus or train

The European route E39 highway ends in Hirtshals, where cars can continue their journey via ferry to Norway. Nordjyllands trafik selskab route 224 connects to Hjørring several times per day. As does the private railway; Nordjyske Jernbaner every 30-60 minutes throughout the day.

By ferry

  • Fjord Line, Trailerkajen 1, +45 97 96 30 00, . Runs a overnight route to Stavanger (11½ hours), continuing onwards to Bergen (19½ hours), both in Norway. The ferry departs Hirtshals Tuesdays at 14.30 and on Thursdays and Sundays at 12.30. Plus a departure just to Stavanger Saturday (8,5 hrs). The same ferries continue Hirtshals- Langesund (4½ hours). There is also a special ferry that runs Hirtshals - Kristiansand in the summer season.

Get around


  • Hirtshals Lighthouse (Hirtshals Fyr), Fyret 2. 18 Jan-31 Dec 10AM-5PM. Built in 1862 and still in use. It is 35 meter and stands on a 27 meter mound giving a fantastic view of the surrounding countryside as well as the sea. 20 Kr, children 10 Kr.
  • Nordsøen Oceanarium (North Sea Oceanarium), Willemoesvej 2, +45 9894 4188. 9AM-5PM. Among the biggest aquariums in Europe, with a massive 22x33 metre aquarium with more than 4.5 million litres of water and 2-3,000 fish from the North Sea. There is also a big outdoor aquarium with seals and a show area, and several smaller habitat and theme tanks. 130 Kr, children 55 Kr.






  • Hotel Hirtshals, Havnegade 2, +45 98 94 20 77, . Large hotel located right at the harbour in the city centre, in modern and newly renovated buildings around the old village inn. Doubles from 695 DKK in adjacent annex or 895 DKK in the Hotel, both high season..
  • Munch's Hotel, Strandvej 31, Tornby, +45 98 97 71 15, . A small beach front hotel with 5 rooms some 6 kilometres south of the city centre. The hotel also has a small restaurant with sea view, and rents out vacation homes in the same area. Doubles goes from 490/590 DKK low/high season..


Go next

Routes through Hirtshals
StavangerKristiansandFerry.png  N Tabliczka E39.svg S  HjørringAalborg

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