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Samsø Rederi │ Hou - Sælvig

We connect Samsø and Jutland.

As soon as you’re on board Samsø’s new ferry PRINSESSE ISABELLA, you will feel your shoulders immediately begin to lower themselves….your vacation on Samsø has just begun.

From Jutland, PRINSESSE ISABELLA takes you from Hou near Odder in Jutland to Sælvig on Samsø with numerous departures each day.

The trip takes 60 minutes.

PRINSESSE ISABELLA is the first domestic ferry in Denmark to be powered by liquefied natural gas – LNG. Since 1997, Samsø have been at the forefront of new energy solutions – and all homes and businesses on the island use 100% renewable energy these days. The ultimate aim is to make the island entirely fossil free – and this is where the new ferry comes in.

It is intended to make the ferry run on locally produced bio-gas. Residual products from the island’s farming industry will form the foundation of this environmentally friendly fuel. When this happens, PRINSESSE ISABELLA will become the first CO2 neutral ferry in the world.


Crossing time

60 minutes

Total length

99,9 m


14 Knots = 26 kmh

Capacity, cars

160 cars or 16 trucks

Capacity, passengers



Can operate on both gas and diesel

The ferry runs on gas

The trip to the island is now greener than ever, for the new ferry MF Samsø runs on liquefied natural gas. This means that there are fewer CO2 emissions and fewer polluting particles in the air. The ferry sails between Samsø and Jutland and is owned and operated by Samsø Municipality.

Fossil-free in 2030
The ferry brings Samsø one big step closer to achieving its overall goal of being 100% free of fossil fuels by Samsø, as even though natural gas is a fossil fuel, the ferry can easily run on renewable biogas when sufficient quantities of it can be produced. “It’s for the sake of the environment and the climate. Transport is the Achilles heel in our efforts to become a fossil-free island by 2030 and liquefied natural gas is an important part of the solution. In the long term, we expect that the ferry here on Samsø will switch over to biogas, which of course is completely CO2-neutral. At the same time, the lower gas prices mean that we save approximately two million kr. annually on operating costs,” says the mayor of Samsø Municipality, Marcel Meijer

“I think that introducing a new natural gas ferry is a most welcome step. The ferry is particularly interesting both in terms of the environment and the climate, especially if it manages to switch to biogas in the long term. The development and adaptation to new fuels requires both will and courage.” – Rasmus Helveg Petersen, Danish Minister of Climate, Energy and Buildings.