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Ferry from Hellesylt Pre Purchase required?

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Ferry from Hellesylt Pre Purchase required?

Is it easier to get onto this ferry with your car going from Hellesylt? Travelling on 3 June (a Sunday) and prefer not to try to thread the needle of advance tickets since we are driving from Alesund and don't know if we'll make the 11 or 12:30 timing.

Same question if you're getting on the car ferry at Kaupanger rather than Gudvangen, and at an early time (9:00 am). Pre-purchase necessary? (Probably Friday or Saturday June 8-9).

Thanks all. :)

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1. Re: Ferry from Hellesylt Pre Purchase required?

Yes, these are tourist ferries and should be pre-booked.

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2. Re: Ferry from Hellesylt Pre Purchase required?

If I have a ticket for a 12:30 ferry will they let us use that ticket for 11 am if we get there by then and there is room?

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3. Re: Ferry from Hellesylt Pre Purchase required?

They may if there is room on that ferry - prebookings have priority, you will get on last and get the poorest choice of seats. The best strategy is to be at the dock well in advance so that you can embark early.

Edited: 11 May 2018, 14:32
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4. Re: Ferry from Hellesylt Pre Purchase required?

Last question - is there any guideline o know how far in advance to book? Is it a couple days? A week? More?

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5. Re: Ferry from Hellesylt Pre Purchase required?

No-one on this forum would have insight into the booking situation for that ferry - you need to ask your question to the provider.

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6. Re: Ferry from Hellesylt Pre Purchase required?

Is this also a car ferry?

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7. Re: Ferry from Hellesylt Pre Purchase required?

Yes, that is a car ferry.

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8. Re: Ferry from Hellesylt Pre Purchase required?

Thanks I was confused when I saw about getting a good seat.

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9. Re: Ferry from Hellesylt Pre Purchase required?

You may not remain in the car during passage, and it is a sightseeing ferry along the Geirangerfjord, so you would want to take in the views. Not all days are ideal for being outside on the deck.

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