Ferry to Scandinavia from the UK
OUR HARWICH-ESBJERG FERRY ROUTE
Sadly, the DFDS Harwich to Esbjerg ferry route closed in September 2014. However, whilst we may no longer offer a direct UK to Denmark ferry, we still provide a variety of convenient routes from the UK and Ireland to mainland Europe, serving as your gateway to Scandinavia.
Our extensive network includes daily sailings between Copenhagen and Oslo, and crossings from Kiel to Klaipeda and Karlshamn.
With DFDS, our comprehensive routes ensure your journey from the UK to Scandinavia by ferry is not only possible, but also enjoyable and effortless.
Excellent onboard facilities
Travel with your vehicle
Overnight crossings available
4 routes connecting the UK to Europe
Plan your perfect multi-route ferry trip from the UK to Scandinavia
Newcastle to Amsterdam
Our overnight crossings from Newcastle to IJmuiden, near Amsterdam, operate daily and offer a seamless way to bring your car with you as you journey to Europe and onwards to Scandinavia, and the freedom to explore at your own pace upon arrival.
Once onboard, your journey is anything but ordinary. We have a myriad of amenities to keep you entertained throughout the crossing. Enjoy a drink or two at our bars, dance the night away at our club, savour diverse and delicious meals at our restaurants, or catch the latest blockbuster at our onboard cinema. It's not just a crossing; it's a mini holiday in itself!
Upon arrival at our port in IJmuiden, you're ideally positioned to continue your journey to Scandinavia. A 6 ½ hours’ drive through the picturesque landscapes of northern Germany will bring you to Denmark. This route offers an easy and scenic transition from the urban charm of Amsterdam to the natural beauty of Scandinavia.
UK - France
With up to 54 daily sailings between Dover and our ports in Dunkirk and Calais, and 4 daily sailings on our alternative route to France from Newhaven to Dieppe, travelling from the south of England to the continent has never been more convenient. Our crossings are swift - just 100 minutes to Calais, 2 hours to Dunkirk or 4 hours to Dieppe, and offer a wealth of onboard amenities to keep you entertained. Enjoy our restaurants, bars, shop, and children’s play areas as you sail across the Channel. Upon arrival in Dunkirk or Calais, you're just approximately 9 hours’ drive away from Denmark, through scenic Belgium, Holland, and Germany, or 11 hours’ drive from Dieppe.
Looking for an effortless European city break? Explore the convenient package holidays available on our Channel routes. These packages not only offer a thrilling journey but also simplify your travel plans by bundling your accommodation and transport into one, meaning you can book it all in just a few clicks.
Championing the Seas!
We're elated to announce that DFDS has been named the World's Leading Ferry Operator 2023 at the prestigious World Travel Awards – our 13th consecutive win!
This accolade cements our commitment to providing unparalleled experiences for our passengers and reflects the hard work of our exceptional team members who are dedicated to ensuring each voyage is as exceptional as the next.
We are also proud to announce that we have been nominated as Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator 2024 and we’d love your support once again.