Flying or driving via Denmark will soon no longer be the only way to get from the Netherlands to Norway. Starting next year, you can hop on a ferry in Groningen. The first ferry should depart on April 7, 2022. Three sailings a week between Eemshaven in the Netherlands and Kristiansand in the south of Norway are planned. Trucks, camper vans, and caravans can also travel on the ship. It is currently moored as a hotel ship in Scotland for the UN climate summit.
Remco van der Spruit of Angvik Auto Holland says this ferry service will be a definite solution for fruit and vegetable transportation. The Angvik group has its own fleet of trucks. It has branches in the Netherlands, Norway, and a recently-added one in Lithuania. The transport company also runs its own customs department in both Norway and the Netherlands.
"It would be great if we could sail directly to Norway. We would no longer have to pass through Denmark or Sweden. And we could avoid the traffic jams in Germany. For us, that would provide an answer, also when it comes to the permitted round-trip weight," he says.