How should one behave when you are travelling by ferry in the summer? I can explain to you. I work as køvakt on one of the busiest sambandene in Nordland, and know on the body how fergedriften characterised by busy times.Kevin Kaljord Show more
Therefore, I will come with some tips. Many tourists take, in fact, not even the time to read signs, and make mistakes that get følgefeil. Then there will be chaos for all.
Here is my advice to you to take advantage of the country's ferries this summer:
1. Read the sign! The majority's ferry ports have sign that shows the successions of the files to the ferry, so that you are not going to run incorrectly. Some ferries have køvakter, and then it is them you shall hear. They shall keep order and system in the queue, and make sure that no one sneaks (this is, unfortunately, still). Read the signs and follow the messages, so it's not chaos.
2. On most ferries is autopass in use , and then like at the skiltavlesning. The prices are fixed, the crew will not given you the discount, and the crew decides nothing concerning this, it is county/state that determines these prices, so if you think the prices are unreasonable - complain to them, not to those who work on the ferry.
3. Happen that the ferry runs right before you come. This is the captain's decision, and their decision alone. It is rare that they hold back for a car they look a mile away because they have to hold an office or travel agency. There can be large delays on the ferries in Norway in the summer. So Please, don't argue about why the ferry went before you came on board, it benefits no one.
4. Do not beguile in the queue! The worst thing that happens is when people sneak in the queue, and it is actually one of the dumbest you do. For the first so is it not so that the further forward in the queue on the country you are, the faster you drive off the ferry. Many ferries have the upper car deck/hengedekk or even kjellerdekk. Here, passenger cars and MC stand, so whether you are sneaking, so ensure you you enough a place on one of these tires, which almost never run out of first. Do yourself a favor; do not beguile.16 places you should stop dinside
5. On smaller ferries, one must prioritize who that are going on. It happens consistently a motorhome which is next in the queue do not get the space, although there is space for one or even two cars. Therefore, it must be given priority, it is the better that the ferry is full when it goes, than that they go with the free space when there is so much traffic.
6. Please be patient! during the prime holiday season is underway, many are on holiday, and with corona-restrictions then travels the vast majority around Norway in the summer. Therefore, it is only to smear themselves with patience. In f.ex. Nordland is not to Lofoten or Vesterålen without having to take the ferry, you will not Troms or Finnmark without having to take the ferry. Butter you with patience. Many people have thought the same as you, so don't stress.
7. Not shut up on the crew. They do so well they can, they work long days, many are in fact pensioners who are brought in to keep the ferry in time, and they deserve not shut up, it leads only to bad mood.
8. Do not go out in the media to lodge a complaint that you have to wait long. The shipping companies have no more ferries to put-in, the routes are determined from before, most places will go the ferries as often as they can. Several of them who work on the ferries shall have the statutory holiday, as seniors steps in order to ensure that the ferry can go, be grateful for these, otherwise you had been much longer and waited. It is not more crew members to insert, there are no more ferries to put-in, the capacity is limited, and there is no more that can be done.
9. You have the opportunity to run around instead of taking the ferry, then it should seriously be considered. It can take a lot less time.- Never experienced similar You can submit your article and opinion piece in Dagbladet here
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