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Top sights in Oslo
The fjord - or a sea inlet, usually surrounded by cliffs - is part of the geographical Norwegian imagination. So it's only fitting that the capital, Oslo, has its own! What are the best ways to while away the hours on Oslofjord?
Relax for a couple hours, taking pictures of traditional seaside homes, as well as the mountainous natural landscape. Add a shrimp dinner or see a live blues performance on board!
The freedom on a bike is always the best! Glide along and breathe in the salty fjord air, it's nothing short of perfect. Rent a city bike card at the Oslo Visitor Center!
Get away from the city buzz and experience some tranquility on one of Oslo's islands. Forests and hiking trails make this a retreat for residents and tourists alike.
Spring or summer - March to September - will have lovely weather, although it may be a little rain-prone!
It depends where your starting point is - whether it's from the pier in front of City Hall or Opera House, it will be at 9:45AM and 10:15AM respectively. Cruises last up to two hours.
May 17th is a national holiday in Norway, as are December 24th and 25th.
- When should I visit?
- Visit Oslofjord anytime, but check cruise times in advance, which vary.
- Is it expensive?
- Strolling the fjord is free, but the activities you choose to do will probably cost money.
- Will I need a guide?
- It will definitely help. Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
- How to get there
- Take the Inter City-train bound for Skien or the express bus to Fredrikstad.
- Additional information
- ** It's possible to go around the fjord in a day, but better to reserve 2-3 days for the trip. | The area's best restaurants are closed in July when the locals go to their summer houses.*
What people are saying about Oslofjord
We sat in the bow near the band and it was a lot of fun interacting with them and the other passengers in that area. The variety of music was wonderful and the vocals had a true jazz character. Arrive early enough to ensure a seat near the band in the bow. The cruise is close enough to shore to enjoy the waterfront Norwegian architecture as well as spectacular views of the port and the city. This cruise is a perfect jumping off point to orient yourself to the Oslo fjord and be wonderfully entertained at the same time. I will take the cruise again for sure.
The sightseeing tour was aboard an old, but immaculately maintained wooden sailing schooner(?). The crew was very polite and motored the boat around the fjord with great skill. The commentary was minimal and I would have liked more details about the history, natural history as well as the flora and fauna that live in around the fjord. Being October, it got quite chilly aboard, but the crew brought out mounds of blankets to wrap up in, and supplied yummy warm drinks. The wooden folding chairs were rickety and uncomfortable but no one seemed to mind.
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The boat that we travelled on was amazing, and the set up with open style picnic tables made this really enjoyable. The guidance was enjoyable and relevant, and the sights along the way made me really fall in love with Oslo!
The tour was a great way to get in all the important sites of Oslo in one day. The staff were kind and knowledgeable. The bus and organization made it very easy to go from place to place.
For photography composition- some extra time and right place are a must!! There was no location in the ski area to capture the immensity of scale!