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Getting There

By Train -- Trains leave from Aalborg hourly during the day.

By Bus -- Frequent buses run between Aalborg and Frederikshavn.

By Car -- Head north from Aalborg along the E45 to Frederikshavn.

By Ferry -- Stena Line (tel. 96-20-02-00; www.stenaline.co.uk), one of Europe's largest and most reliable ferryboat operators, runs the two most popular routes in and out of town. Passengers to and from Norway have the option, with or without their cars, of a daily, 8-hour ferryboat transit between Frederikshavn and Oslo. Depending on the season, pedestrians pay from DKK175 to DKK360 ($30-$61/£18-£36) each; transport of a car with its driver costs from DKK700 to DKK2,300 ($119-$391/£70-£230) round-trip, depending on the season and the size of the car. Be warned in advance that southbound boats originating in Oslo depart after dark, and consequently, all passengers are required to rent an overnight cabin for the 9-hour transit. Cabins, each suitable for two passengers, rent for DKK810 to DKK1,880 ($138-$320/£81-£188) each. Stena also maintains five ferryboats a day between the Swedish port of Gothenburg and Frederikshavn. Transit time is between 2 and 3 hours, depending on the boat, all of which are capable of transporting cars. Pedestrians pay DKK150 to DKK225 ($26-$38/£15-£23) each way. Transport of a car with its driver, depending on the speed of the boat and the season, costs DKK850 to DKK1,580 ($145-$269/£85-£158). If you're traveling with a car during the midsummer crush, between mid-June and August, advance reservations are advised. Stena also operates three catamaran crossings every day that are much faster than the ferries.

Visitor Information

The Frederikshavn Turistbureau, Skandiatorv 1 (tel. 98-42-32-66; www.toppenafdanmark.dk), near the ferry dock, is open January 2 to June 23 and August 21 to December 30 Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm, Saturday 11am to 2pm; June 24 to August 20 Monday to Saturday 9am to 6pm, Sunday 9am to 2pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.