Ferry crossings

Travel to Scandinavia



Sadly, our Harwich to Esbjerg ferry route closed in September 2014. Although we no longer offer ferries to Denmark from the UK directly, there are still a number of convenient ways to get to Scandinavia from the UK using our other routes.

DFDS offer a number of North Sea passenger ferry routes, including three crossings to Scandinavia. Our Copenhagen to Oslo, and Kiel to Klaipeda and Karlshamn routes are popular choices for those wishing to visit Scandinavia and the Baltic from Europe by car after arriving in Holland or France from the UK.

Excellent onboard facilities

Daily crossings

Enjoy a meal onboard

Travel with your vehicle

No baggage restrictions

Couple onboard Dover-France ferry


Live entertainment onboard Newcastle-Amsterdam

Newcastle - Amsterdam

Our daily, overnight crossings from Newcastle to our port in IJmuiden, near Amsterdam, are a convenient way to take your car to Europe and head to Scandinavia.

There’s plenty to do onboard to keep you busy as you sail, including bars, a club, restaurants and a cinema!

What’s more, from our port in IJmuiden it’s just a 5 ½ hours’ drive to Denmark through northern Germany.

Our routes

Family relaxing on deck Dover-Dunkirk

Dover - France

With 44 daily sailings between Dover and our ports in Dunkirk and Calais, the two routes offer a convenient way to take your car to the continent from the south of England. Our crossings are short, taking just 90 minutes to Calais and 2 hours to Dunkirk, and there’s plenty to do onboard to keep you busy, including restaurants, a bar, a shop and children’s facilities too. Our ports in Dunkirk and Calais are approximately 7 ½ hours’ drive from Denmark, via Belgium, Holland and Germany.

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