Oslo Outdoor activities

Our most recommended Oslo Outdoor activities

Oslo: Sightseeing Cruise through Oslo's Fjords

1. Oslo: Sightseeing Cruise through Oslo's Fjords

Escape the city and uncover the stunning beauty of Oslo's Fjords on this cruise from Oslo. Chart a course thorugh narrow sounds, deep bays, and a maze of islands, dotted with picturesque summer homes. Hop aboard a comfortable ship with a spacious deck and begin your journey to uncover the natural splendor of Oslo's waterways. Have the chance to purchase tasty onboard refreshments, before settling down to gaze out at unobstructed views. Start with views of the city's waterfront and port before embarking out an area filled with hills and islands. Keep an eye out for wildlife like the graceful white-tailed Sea Eagle.  Discover the Norwegian coastline in a relaxed atmosphere allows you to transport yourself to back in time to when Vikings took their boats out on long expeditions of exploration.

Oslo: Silent Oslo Fjord Cruise

2. Oslo: Silent Oslo Fjord Cruise

Depart from Aker Brygge and cruise out onto the fjord on a silent hybrid-electric boat. Admire the views through the large panoramic windows on the sides of vessel. Pass a few iconic sights of the Oslofjord like Dyna Fyr, Heggholmen fyrstasjon, the Opera House, Akershus Fortress and the Oslo Fjord Sauna. During the tour, a marine biologist will share interesting facts about nature and wildlife that lives in and around the city of Oslo. Approach the green islands in the fjord and watch as the underwater drone is launched. Take a peek at the underwater world and see if you can spot any animal or fish species.

Oslo: Fjords Evening Buffet Cruise

3. Oslo: Fjords Evening Buffet Cruise

See the Oslo fjords from a traditional wooden boat and enjoy a buffet dinner as you take in the dramatic scenery. Admire the Bygdøy peninsula and cruise the network of waterways that stretch almost into the city center. The 3-hour evening buffet cruise will get you up-close-and-personal with the city’s dramatic scenery, while enjoying the ambiance of a fully restored ship, renovated to its former glory. Sail past numerous islands, including Hovedøya, and the Dyna Lighthouse. Navigate the narrow inlets and dip into sheltered bays to capture the capital on camera from different angles. The boat will pass close to the Bygdøy peninsula, housing many interesting museums as well as beaches such as Huk Bay. See the Maritime Museum with its veteran sailing ships moored outside, and the impressive Fram Museum, housing the polar ship of the same name. During your cruise, a buffet of Norwegian shrimps will be offered, while the bar will provide a wide range of hot and cold drinks (drinks not included).

Oslo: 3-course Dinner Cruise in the Oslofjord

4. Oslo: 3-course Dinner Cruise in the Oslofjord

Step on board for an evening trip through the Oslofjord. Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind you and enjoy the calm waters of the Oslofjord. Be inspired by its green islands with picturesque lighthouses such as Dyna Fyr.  Benefit from an outside deck and inside lounges with panoramic windows that will ensure a good view from any seat. The crew serves a delicious 3-course cold dinner from our local catering partner. Pair the dinner with one of the wines that have been carefully curated to complement the food. On your way back you can take in the Oslo skyline while cruising past some of its most popular sights such as the Opera House and Aker fortress.

Oslo: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

5. Oslo: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Spend a day seeing the sights of Oslo, the oldest of the Scandinavian Capitals, from an open-top, double-decker tour bus. Your pass is valid for a full 24-hour period, and you can hop on and off at your leisure. You will enjoy 360-degree views from the open top of the bus and learn about the city’s history from your convenient audio guides. Hop off at the Ibsen Museum, dedicated to the life and work of the 19th-Century Norwegian playwright and poet, or jump off at the Royal Palace, former residence of the Norwegian and Swedish King Charles III, and the official residence of the present Norwegian monarch. Other top attractions include the Viking Ship Museum, the Fram Museum, the Norwegian Maritime Museum, and the Oslo Opera House. Tour stops: 1. The National Theatre / The Royal Palace / Karl Johans Gate 2. Majorstuen (transfer to Holmenkollen) 3. Frogner Park & Vigeland Installation 4. Norwegian Museum of Cultural History 5. Viking Ship Museum 6. Kon-Tiki Museum / Fram Polar Ship Museum / Maritime Museum 7. Viking Ship Museum 8. Norwegian Museum of Cultural History 9. Oslo Cruise Ship Terminal 10. Opera House 11. Jernbanetorget / Bus Terminal / Central Station

Oslo: Oslofjord Cruise with Seafood Dinner

6. Oslo: Oslofjord Cruise with Seafood Dinner

Set sail from Oslo to the Oslofjord and visit both sides of this majestic fjord. Indulge in a seafood dinner as you cruise along. Enjoy seeing the city's stunning skyline as it is illumined at night from the water.   Hop aboard a comfortable and spacious ship. View the rolling green hills that hug and surround Oslo on the way to the fjord. Pass by picturesque bathing houses and summer cottages that dot verdant islands. Capture pictures of the fjord to share with your friends and family back home as you enter dramatic northern landscapes. Travel in comfort aboard a ship that is maintained to the highest safety standards. Sit down to a mouth-watering fjord-style dinner of shrimp, crayfish, crab claws, soft bread, butter, mayonnaise, aioli, and lemon. Return to your starting point in Oslo at the end of your scenic cruise.

Set Sail in Oslo: 3-Hour Jazz and Buffet Cruise

7. Set Sail in Oslo: 3-Hour Jazz and Buffet Cruise

The cool breeze wafts gently over you as you set sail on the Oslo Fjord for a 3-hour traditional sail. In the beauty of the Fjord, you will enjoy live music while drifting gently through the calm waters past a maze of green islands, ancient fortresses and the inner part of Oslo's main waterway. During your 3 hours on the fjord, snap some pictures of the gorgeous scenery, and marvel at the tiny houses that dot the many islands around the area. You will pass through narrow sounds, idyllic bars and small summer homes that make fjord life so vibrant. Along with the live music, feast on a buffet of shrimp, lemon, mayonnaise, and bread and butter in true Norwegian style.

Bergen: Self-Guided Day Trip to Oslo

8. Bergen: Self-Guided Day Trip to Oslo

With UNESCO-listed fjords and snow-capped mountain ranges that stretch around the country, Norway offers a land of alluring landscapes to tempt any traveler. The best way to see it is by train, bus, and boat, throughout a hassle-free day tour. Hop aboard to discover the countryside that frames the Bergen and Flåm railways, and admire Aurlandsfjord, Nærøyfjord, the village of Flåm, and more. Bergen is the second-largest city in Norway. The municipality covers 465 square kilometers, and sits on the peninsula of Bergenshalvøyen. The city center and northern neighborhoods are on Byfjorden, "the city fjord", and the city is surrounded by mountains. Bergen is also known as the "city of seven mountains". The Flåm Railway is one of the world's steepest railways. It is 20 kilometers long, with a descent of 865 meters and a gradient of one in 18. It also consists of 20 tunnels with a total length of 6 kilometers - evidence of the most daring and skillful engineering in the history of Norwegian railways.

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What people are saying about Oslo

Excellent service: easy to book, friendly staff, smooth journey, reasonably priced by Norway standards, blankets available, good bar service, good toilets, and interesting and easy to hear commentary to learn about the history of Oslo. Tips: Wrap up warmly for when the boat gets going, wear waterproofs or sit away from the edge when it is raining (the water pours off the canopy and onto your lap), and arrive 30-45 mins early if you want a choice of seats.

The cruise provided a great opportunity to experience the fjord. The commentary throughout the cruise was insightful. The boat was comfortable even on a cool autumn day as blankets were available and hot beverages were available for purchase. You are sitting out in the open so you should dress accordingly. Washrooms are on board for those who may require them.

It was a nice experience.. informative and scenic. The seat arrangement could have been a bit better but overall it was all good!

Really nice trip! Look for the front of the ship - you will get the best view in the ship :) We had a great time!

It was great and the blankets were clutch. Would have loved even more audio commentary!