Fjord Sightseeing Cruise

special offer banner Fjord Sightseeing Cruise Tour (Akershus Castle and Fortress, Oslofjord)
Price: $75.00   Sale Price: $55.00   Save: $20.00
Infants (3 years old and under) are free but must be accounted for.
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 2 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? A 10 to 20 minute walk from the cruise pier, depending on the pier.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes. Some guests may appreciate a scarf or light jacket while on the water, and sunglasses and sunscreen are also suggested.
Restrictions Guests must be able to walk on paved, gravel, and cobblestone surfaces, some of which are uneven, at the stops. There are some stairs at several sites.

Fjord Sightseeing Cruise

See Oslo and its surrounding countryside the same way locals have for thousands of years: by water. Discover the scenery on a traditional wooden boat, fully restored to its former glory. You will first see Akershus Castle and Fortress whose original construction dates back to 1299AD. Built to protect the city, it has successfully survived all sieges. Most of what you see today was added in the 17th century. Today it is still a military area. It is also home to the Norwegian Armed Forces Museum and the Norwegian Resistance Museum, both of which can be visited. It is also the final resting place of Norwegian nobility.

Sail through a maze of islands, many dotted with small summer houses, and the Dyna Lighthouse. Pass the Opera House, Hovedoya Island, and the Bygdoy peninsula, with its many interesting museums and beaches. Make your way to a smaller branch of the Oslofjord, the waterways that surround Oslo. Although not as dramatic as the taller, deeper waterways found in the west of Norway, this waterway leads to small serene villages with quaint clapboard houses, quiet Islands and boats galore.

You will then return to Oslo Harbor.

4 Stars4.2 / 5  |  5 ReviewsReview This Tour
Oslo Fjord Sightseeing Cruise
July 23, 2018
While this excursion was delightful, it wasn't what I considered a fjord. What I had in mind, is a lot farther north!
Reviewer: Donna Crader
4 Stars
Good Tour
July 06, 2017
Very easy to find. Walking distance to ship. Good tour of the entire bay. Nice boat. Not overcrowded. Every seat was able to see everything.
Reviewer: Robin Walter
4 Stars
Amazing contrasts of city and country
July 21, 2016
Tour office was conveniently located from our dock, however there are 4 different piers that the cruise ships use. We exchanged our confirmation email for tickets and boarded a wooden boat for a lovely cruise that toured the city's water front and then headed out to see the fjords and summer houses built into the cliffs. Tour guide was knowledgeable and answered individual questions. The Noble Peace Museum was next to the dock and provided an interesting place to get out of the rain until our tour time. Loved seeing the opera house and the summer homes were beautiful built into the cliff walls. Worth the money for a relaxing tour of Oslo.
Reviewer: Anonymous
4 Stars
Oslo Fjord sightseeing cruise
July 13, 2016
Easy walk to city hall area. While we waited, we happened to walk over to Nobel Peace Center and it was excellent! Once on the cruise, we enjoyed seeing the sights of Oslo however, I was expecting little quiet fjords (saw some) but for most of the two hours we were out in the middle of the bay and the boat rocked a lot when other boats went by. My mom was scared! The driver and guide were excellent.
Reviewer: Maureen
4 Stars
It was graet!
May 17, 2016
It was graet!
Reviewer: Irina
5 Stars