Fast ferry cancelled and modified ferry service timetable
Due to the rapidly increasing ice conditions and the weather forecast, all departures of the fast ferry are canceled. We expect the fast ferry to remain out of service until Wednesday 17 February. The car ferry service sails at adjusted times from Wednesday 10 February. We communicate any changes via the website and social channels.
We will contact passengers who have booked for these fast ferry departures. They are rebooked to another departure.
The fast ferry is the first to be cancelled during ice conditions, because the risk of damage is greater at higher speeds. These fast ships are built of light material and do not have the ice protection that the car ferries do have.
A second reason is that the fast-service engines are cooled with sea water drawn in by pumps. The fast ferry has little draft, so there is a good chance that thick ice water will be sucked in, causing damage.