It will be free to travel on certain ferry connections in Norway from 1 July

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The Norwegian Public Roads Administration is responsible for 16 connections. From 1 July, the two sections will be free. (in Norwegian)

Route: Bodø – Værøy – Røst – Moskenes

On the ferry between Bodø and Lofoten, it will be free to travel to and from Værøy and Røst. Travelers will be registered in the usual way, but will not be charged for the trip.

It will not be free to travel for free on the full stretch Bodø-Værøy-Røst -Moskenes.

On the connection Hjelmeland – Nesvik – Skipavik on national road 13 in Rogaland, travel to and from Skipavik will be free.

One more “hydrogen” ferry route in Norway

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The Norwegian Public Roads Administration has nominated Torghatten Nord as the winner of the competition to operate the ferry connection Bodø-Røst-Værøy-Moskenes.

The contract is valid for 15 years, from 1 October 2025 to 30 September 2040, with an option of up to one year.

There were five bidders:

  • Torghatten Nord, offer price NOK 4,979,344,000
  • Norled, offer A, offer sum NOK 6,310,051,713
  • Norled, offer B, offer sum NOK 6,459,754,728
  • Boreal Vestfjorden, offer price NOK 7,852,434,000
  • Fjord1, offer sum NOK 9,500,000,000

Once the contract is signed (before Christmas 2021), Torghatten Nord can proceed with the choice of ferries, which will be hydrogen-powered.