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Oslofjord

Oslofjord

Oslo Fjord, Oslo, Oslo

The Basics

Oslofjord—scattered with islets, isolated coves, and little pockets of beach—is a leisure destination for the inhabitants of Norway’s capital. Fjord cruises are a good way to take in the scenery and learn about the area’s history and geography, while island-hopping ferries allow you to visit the islands and see highlights such as the Cistercian monastery on the island of Hovedøya, the beaches of Huk bay, and a nature reserve for wading birds on Bleikøya. Fjord cruises are also featured on some full-day Oslo tours, during which you can visit city highlights such as Akershus Fortress, the Oslo Opera House, and Vigeland Park.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Oslo

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Fjord trip Nice and smooth
Jaime_V, Apr. 2022
Oslo Winter Sightseeing Cruise on the Oslofjord
Nice boat trip on the fjord. Well organised and well presented. Smooth and nice . Relaxing and easy going . We could even stop to visit the museums KonTiki Fram and even more if we wanted to.
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A must do.
Michael_P, Mar. 2022
Oslo Winter Sightseeing Cruise on the Oslofjord
Definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Oslo. Would definitely recommend you making part of your visit.
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We had an interesting...
Mariia_K, Dec. 2021
Oslo Winter Sightseeing Cruise on the Oslofjord
We had an interesting trip through Oslofjord. It is a little windy on the ship - so be prepared for that.
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Dusan_B, Mar. 2022
Oslo Winter Sightseeing Cruise on the Oslofjord
Good cruise but the beer was way overpriced 120 norwegian kroner joke and a rip off but yes tour was nice and informative staff were pleasant but need to change their prices
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Wonderful Fjord cruise
Lorna_O, Mar. 2022
Oslo Winter Sightseeing Cruise on the Oslofjord
Great trip, the views were stunning. All areas of the seating on the boat were great, it didn't matter the section you sat in. The bar on the boat was reasonably priced
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Worth it!
Angeline, Mar. 2022
Oslo Winter Sightseeing Cruise on the Oslofjord
Must do if you enjoy water & nature! I’m glad I booked it! I enjoyed the scenery, the vibe and the whole experience! You have a choice to stay in the ship or visit some of the museums on the other island at Bygdøy!
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Oslo fjord
akikobuyo, Jan. 2020
Oslo Winter Sightseeing Cruise on the Oslofjord
Overall, I enjoyed the cruise. I was able to see Oslo fjord & other sightseeing places from the cruise ship.
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Winter boat trip…. Great and cold:)
Oliver_H, Nov. 2021
Oslo Winter Sightseeing Cruise on the Oslofjord
Was a very busy boat, blankets were provided, stop off for 2.5 hours at several museums which is. It included in the price of the boat ticket . Generally. Fun and filled the day up nicely. Rap up warm.
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A great choice!
Madhu_A, Mar. 2020
Oslo Winter Sightseeing Cruise on the Oslofjord
I am so glad to have gone on this trip. It was a great way to see Oslo from the water. And to see the coastline and beautiful traditional small (and larger!) cottages by the shore. Stopping off for the museums and being picked up again later was fun. The crew on board made us so welcome. Thankyou again.
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Great tour.
Kim, Mar. 2020
Oslo Winter Sightseeing Cruise on the Oslofjord
Great crew, great sites. Stop at Bygdøy was a great way to get in more sites through the day. Prompt and well located.
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Amazing experience!
Laura, Mar. 2020
Oslo Winter Sightseeing Cruise on the Oslofjord
We had a wonderful time on the cruise. The staff were very lovely and the facilities were great. Would highly recommend.
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Good sightseeing cruise
Lynn_T, Feb. 2020
Oslo Winter Sightseeing Cruise on the Oslofjord
Had good views and comfortable seating. There's a cafe on board that serves drinks and food such as waffles.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Oslofjord is a must-see for first-time visitors to the capital.

  • Dress in layers. Temperatures on the water can be cold, even in summer.

  • The best place to swim in the fjord is off Museum Island (Bygdøy), a peninsula on the western side of the city.

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How to Get There

To reach Oslofjord, take ferry 92, 93, or 94 from Vippetangen in Oslo’s city center. The fjord’s islets are accessible by private boat, ferry, or guided tour, and it takes roughly 20 minutes to get to most islands from Vippetangen on the Oslo waterfront.

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When to Get There

The narrow sounds of Oslofjord are best explored in summer, when weather is typically warm and the sun sets for only a few hours each night. This is the most popular time to visit, and the bays can be packed (by Scandinavian standards) with boats and swimmers. As such, it’s a good idea to book tours and accommodations ahead of time.

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Viking History in Oslo

Vikings once called the area around Oslofjord home, and some ancient settlements surrounding the waterway date back to the Stone Age and Bronze Age. The world’s best-preserved Viking ship was unearthed from the fjord’s waters and currently resides in the city’s Viking Ship Museum.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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