The new Utsira ferry will be operated by Norled.
An island right out in the open ocean, Utsira is one of Norway’s smallest municipalities in terms of population size. There is only one ferry connection: from Haugesund (a town between Bergen and Stavanger).
The contract is for 20 years with an option for an additional 10 years (5+5).
Breeze Ship Design in Leirvik will design the new Utsira ferry. The new double-ender ferry will be fully electric and designed to accommodate 179 passengers and 29 cars.
The new contract will commence on May 1, 2025.