Summer Traffic on the Eidsdal–Linge Ferry Route

The Eidsdal–Linge ferry connection is one of the busiest routes in the county during the summer season when tourist traffic to and from Geiranger is at its peak. Therefore, a priority system has been established for residents and businesses in the Fjord and Stranda municipalities.

Bilkø på ei ferjekai. Foto - Click for large imageThe Linge ferry terminal. Kåre Andre Berge

The priority system was approved by the Transport Committee of Møre og Romsdal County Council in 2020. It is administered by Fjord municipality and is in effect from 1 June to 8 September. 

The following conditions apply to qualify for priority:

  • Proof of priority status must be visible in the vehicle’s windshield.
  • Documentation (SMS/letter) confirming a scheduled hospital or doctor’s appointment must be presented to traffic attendants/ferry crew at the ferry terminals.
  • A maximum of 8 vehicles with priority are allowed per departure.
  • Passengers must arrive at least 10 minutes before departure.

Regular commuters from Fjord and Stranda municipalities who frequently use the route are eligible for priority. The application deadline is 1 July, 2024. Applications should be submitted to Fjord municipality using their designated form on their website. Proof of priority for the ferry route will be sent by mail.

Dedicated waiting areas are provided at the ferry terminals for those with priority.

Traffic Attendants on Duty 

During the high season, traffic attendants will be stationed at the ferry docks. Kåre Andre Berge, the construction manager in the road maintenance section of Møre og Romsdal County Council, emphasizes the importance of their work.

“The work performed by the traffic attendants at the dock is crucial. They are there to ensure safer and smoother traffic flow for everyone. It’s equally important that passengers follow the directions given by the attendants”, he says, adding:

“Long queues can make people stressed and frustrated, but we hope everyone remembers to show consideration to both the attendants and other travelers. That way, everyone can safely reach their destinations."

Part of National Tourist Routes

The Eidsdal–Linge ferry route experiences heavy traffic during the summer. The approximately 10-minute ferry crossing over Norddalsfjorden is an integral part of the Geiranger–Trollstigen stretch of the National Tourist Routes. This year, two large ferries will operate the route, significantly increasing capacity. The new ferry terminals being constructed by Møre og Romsdal County Council in the area are also nearing completion.