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Cruise Terminal

Cruise vessels dock at berth no. 129/131 – larger vessels dock at the Eastern Harbour, where the water depth is 13.5 m.


  • The cruise terminal is less than 10 minutes by foot away from downtown Aarhus
  • Tourist information is available at VisitAarhus
  • From Aarhus, there is easy access to excursion spots such as Legoland, the house of Hans Christian Andersen and the wooden frigate Jylland
  • The Port of Aarhus is a member of Cruise Europe, which markets Europe as a cruise destination
  • Statistics for cruise vessels in Aarhus:
    2014 -  11 cruise vessels with 25.154 passengers
    2013 - 13 cruise vessels with 36.197 passengers
    2012 - 18 cruise vessels with 38.281 passengers
    2011 - 18 cruise vessels with 39.472 passengers
    2010 - 5 cruise vessels with 6.455 passengers
    2009 - 14 cruise vessels with 21.679 passengers

Cruise ships terminal

Experiences and sightseeing in Aarhus

On arrival the passengers are welcomed by e.g. young musicians from Den Jyske Pigegarde or the Aarhus Pigegarde. Occasionally folk dancers wearing historical national costumes will perform traditional Danish folk dances. A society of local artists is selling Danish handycraft. 

VisitAarhus Tourist information is available at the cruise terminal area. 

During the stay Guide Service - Service & Co. will arrange one-day trips for the cruise passengers with guides proficient in foreign languages. Trip destinations could be: LEGOLAND, The House of H.C. Andersen, The Frigate Jutland, Clausholm Castle or The Old Town. If the cruise guests prefer going ashore on their own the city offers a wide variety of shopping possibilities. A walk of the city - with or without a guide - could also be recommended.

Aarhus is Denmark's second-largest city with almost 300,000 inhabitants and an active cultural and commercial life. Further information about the city of Aarhus.

Cruise ships in 2016

30 cruise ships have been reported to arrive in 2016, which is a significant increase compared to 2015. For information about vessels in port and vessels announced for arrival this year and next year, please see the Ship calls for current arrivals and cruise ships for arrival of cruise ships.


Vandvejen 7 
DK-8000 Aarhus C
Tel.: +45 86 13 32 66
Fax: +45 86 12 76 62


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