emigrants at Larsen’s Plads
At that time there were always thousands of emigrants
on their way to America - and hectic activity
on the pier of Larsen’s Plads - with horse driven carriages
and plenty of luggage together with crowds of relatives saying
goodbye to their love - and also lot of smoke from
the steamship chimney filling the air.
The route to America with Scandinavian America Line was abolished
in 1935 - and the quay area was taken over
by the DFDS' ferries to Norway’s capital – Oslo.
The first ferry route to Oslo started in 1866 -
and is still operating by DFDS Seaways from the harbour area
at the Free Port Terminal.