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'''Hirtshals''' is an important ferry habour in [[North Jutland]], [[Denmark]].
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'''Hirtshals''' is an important ferry harbour in [[North Jutland]], [[Denmark]].
  
 
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The European route E39 highway ends in Hirtshals, where cars can continue their journey via ferry to [[Norway]]. Nordjyllands trafik selskab[http://www.nordjyllandstrafikselskab.dk] route '''224''' connects to [[Hjørring]] serveral times per day. As does the private railway; Nordjyske Jernbaner[http://www.njba.dk/] every 30-60 minuttes throughout the day.  
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[[Image:Color_line_hirtshals.jpg|thumb|250px|Color line ''Superspeed I'' docking in Hirtshals ferry terminal]]
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The European route E39 highway ends in Hirtshals, where cars can continue their journey via ferry to [[Norway]].  
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===By train===
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Hirtshalsbanen (Danish for "The Hirtshals Railway") is a 16 km (10 mi) long railway that connects Hirtshals and [[Hjørring]], a major train stop and transport center. The Hirtshals ferry port has a train platform at the '''Color Line''' terminal. You can find the timetables at Rejseplanen ("Journey Planner") [http://www.rejseplanen.dk/].
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===By ferry===
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There are three (3) ferry terminals in Hirtshals, operated by the following companies:
  
=== By ferry===
 
 
* <listing name="Color Line" alt="" address="Norgeskajen 2" directions="" phone="+45 99 56 20 00" url="http://colorline.com/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="kundeservice@colorline.dk" fax="">Runs two routes out of Hirtshals to destinations in Norway; [[Kristiansand]] (3 hrs 15 minuttes) and [[Larvik]] (3 hrs 45 minuttes).  </listing>
 
* <listing name="Color Line" alt="" address="Norgeskajen 2" directions="" phone="+45 99 56 20 00" url="http://colorline.com/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="kundeservice@colorline.dk" fax="">Runs two routes out of Hirtshals to destinations in Norway; [[Kristiansand]] (3 hrs 15 minuttes) and [[Larvik]] (3 hrs 45 minuttes).  </listing>
  
 
* <listing name="Fjord Line" alt="" directions="" address="Trailerkajen 1" phone="+45 97 96 30 00  
 
* <listing name="Fjord Line" alt="" directions="" address="Trailerkajen 1" phone="+45 97 96 30 00  
" email="booking@fjordline.dk" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">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).</listing>
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" email="booking@fjordline.dk" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Runs an 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).</listing>
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* <listing name="Smyril Line" alt="" directions="" address="Container Kajen 4" phone="+45 96 55 03 60
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" email="office@smyril-line.dk" fax="" url="http://www.smyril-line.dk" hours="" price="">The only ferry route to the two North atlantic islands; [[Faroe Islands]] ([[Torshavn]]) and [[Iceland]] ([[Seyðisfjörður]])</listing>
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
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[[Image:Hirtshals_lighthouse.jpg|thumb|250px|The lighthouse in Hirtshals]]
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* <see name="Hirtshals Lighthouse" alt="Hirtshals Fyr" address="Fyret 2" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.hirtshals-fyr.dk/" hours="18 Jan-31 Dec 10AM-5PM" price="20 Kr, children 10 Kr">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.</see>
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*<see name="Nordsøen Oceanarium" alt="North Sea Oceanarium" address="Willemoesvej 2" directions="" phone="+45 9894 4188" url="http://www.nordsoenoceanarium.dk" hours="9AM-5PM" price="130 Kr, children 55 Kr" lat="" long="">Among the 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.</see>
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
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==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
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* <sleep name="Hotel Hirtshals" alt="" address="Havnegade 2" directions="" phone="+45 98 94 20 77" email="info@hotelhirtshals.dk" fax="" url="http://www.hotelhirtshals.dk" checkin="" checkout="" price="Doubles from 695 DKK in adjacent annex or 895 DKK in the Hotel, both high season.">Large hotel located right at the harbour in the city centre, in modern and newly renovated buildings around the old village inn.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Hotel Strandlyst" alt="" address="Strandvejen 20, Tornby" directions="" phone="+45 98 97 70 76" email="info@hotel-strandlyst.dk" fax="" url="http://www.hotel-strandlyst.dk" checkin="" checkout="" price="Doubles from 795 DKK in high season including breakfast">40 rooms in a hotel from 1895 in a red brick building near the beach, also has a restaurant.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Motel Nordsøen" alt="" address="Niels Juelsvej 32" directions="" phone="+45 98 94 57 00" email="info@motelnordsoeen.dk" fax="" url="http://www.motelnordsoeen.dk/" checkin="" checkout="" price="Doubles from 575 DKK including breakfast.">Family run, reasonably priced motel near the ocenarium</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Munch's Hotel" alt="" address="Strandvej 31, Tornby" directions="" phone="+45 98 97 71 15" email="munchsbadehotel@gmail.com" fax="" url="http://www.tornbystrand.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="Doubles goes from 490/590 DKK low/high season.">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.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Skaga Hotel" alt="" address="Willemoesvej 1" directions="" phone="+45 98 94 55 00" email="skaga@skagahotel.dk" fax="" url="http://www.skagahotel.dk" checkin="" checkout="" price="Doubles from 1195 DKK in high season.">A large and modern 4 star hotel near the centre but away from the beach. Accepts pets for a small extra fee.</sleep>
  
 
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Latest revision as of 19:46, 4 February 2013

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

Get in[edit]

Color line Superspeed I docking in Hirtshals ferry terminal

The European route E39 highway ends in Hirtshals, where cars can continue their journey via ferry to Norway.

By train[edit]

Hirtshalsbanen (Danish for "The Hirtshals Railway") is a 16 km (10 mi) long railway that connects Hirtshals and Hjørring, a major train stop and transport center. The Hirtshals ferry port has a train platform at the Color Line terminal. You can find the timetables at Rejseplanen ("Journey Planner") [1].

By ferry[edit]

There are three (3) ferry terminals in Hirtshals, operated by the following companies:

  • Fjord Line, Trailerkajen 1, +45 97 96 30 00 (). Runs an 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).  edit

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

The lighthouse in Hirtshals
  • Hirtshals Lighthouse (Hirtshals Fyr), Fyret 2, [4]. 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.  edit
  • Nordsøen Oceanarium (North Sea Oceanarium), Willemoesvej 2, +45 9894 4188, [5]. 9AM-5PM. Among the 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.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

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  • Hotel Hirtshals, Havnegade 2, +45 98 94 20 77 (), [6]. 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..  edit
  • Hotel Strandlyst, Strandvejen 20, Tornby, +45 98 97 70 76 (), [7]. 40 rooms in a hotel from 1895 in a red brick building near the beach, also has a restaurant. Doubles from 795 DKK in high season including breakfast.  edit
  • Motel Nordsøen, Niels Juelsvej 32, +45 98 94 57 00 (), [8]. Family run, reasonably priced motel near the ocenarium Doubles from 575 DKK including breakfast..  edit
  • Munch's Hotel, Strandvej 31, Tornby, +45 98 97 71 15 (), [9]. 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..  edit
  • Skaga Hotel, Willemoesvej 1, +45 98 94 55 00 (), [10]. A large and modern 4 star hotel near the centre but away from the beach. Accepts pets for a small extra fee. Doubles from 1195 DKK in high season..  edit

Contact[edit]

Get out[edit]

Routes through Hirtshals
KristiansandFerry.png  N noframe S  HjørringAalborg




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