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Best Ways to Spend A Day on Oslofjord

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!

Bike Ride

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!

Island Hopping

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.

Oslofjord: Our Tips

When should I go?

Spring or summer - March to September - will have lovely weather, although it may be a little rain-prone!

When do cruises begin?

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.

Are there any days the cruises don't run?

May 17th is a national holiday in Norway, as are December 24th and 25th.

Good to Know

  • When to visit
    Visit Oslofjord anytime, but check cruise times in advance, which vary.
  • What is the price?
    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 tips
    ** 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

Excellent - many sights - fresh air - not hard - recommended

Very good tour with very laid back british guide, who was excite about Oslo and Norway. We was the main sights, and had time to stop and wander at the City Hall and at Vigeland Sculpture Park. The cycling is easy, no steep hills or difficult traffic. Cycling allows you to get around, and you experience the city while getting to the next stop.

Oslo Highlights 3-Hour Bike Tour Reviewed by Natalie, 09/22/2016

Very nice tour for those that only have a short time in Oslo.

Crew was very pleasant and informative. Beautiful vessel with lots of seating for optimal photo opts. Very smooth ride and wonderful day to view Oslo and the Fiord.

Oslo 2 Hour Fjord Sightseeing Tour Reviewed by Philomena, 08/23/2016

Friendly crew and great shrimp and views!

We had great weather, fortunately. The crew was very nice. The shrimp were some of the best we have had (served typical Norwegain style).

Norwegian Evening on the Oslo Fjord Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 07/27/2016

Amazing. Great trip out into Oslo fjord, lots to see and enjoy.

Very enjoyable trip out to see the islands and sites of Oslo fjord. Good summer evening trip. Helpful crew, good fresh shrimp buffet. Lovely relaxed trip on comfortable masted ship.

Norwegian Evening on the Oslo Fjord Reviewed by Sally, 06/28/2016

Great tour with very good food and nice ambiance

We can highly recommend this tour. It gives a great overview of the fjord close to Oslo. The shrimps were delicious and fresh. With the good music in the background, the tour was very relaxing.

Norwegian Evening on the Oslo Fjord Reviewed by Tobias, 05/20/2016

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