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Oslofjord Tours

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Oslofjord
Norway’s cosmopolitan capital lies at the head of Oslofjord, a narrow body of water 68 miles (107 kilometers) in length that leads out to the strait of Skagerrak and eventually to the Baltic and North Seas. The fjord’s islets are its main attraction, home to sandy beaches, cycling and hiking routes, and historic lighthouses. 
 
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. 
 
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. 
 
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.
 
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. 
 
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.
Address: Oslo Fjord, Oslo, Norway
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15 Tours and Activities to Experience Oslofjord

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2-Hour Oslo Fjord Sightseeing Cruise

2-Hour Oslo Fjord Sightseeing Cruise

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Discover the tranquil waters of Oslo Fjord on a sightseeing cruise. As you ride around the water, listen to commentary from an onboard guide to learn about Oslo and the nature and countryside that surrounds it. Cruises depart at several different times during the day.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Winter Cruise on the Oslofjord

Winter Cruise on the Oslofjord

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Enjoy a new perspective on Oslo’s impeccable scenery when you book a sightseeing cruise along the Oslofjord. Pick between morning and afternoon tour times, hop aboard the vessel, and take to the water. You’ll admire sights like the Oslo Opera House, the city’s waterfront, and nearby natural enclaves, and will learn stories behind the sights from the on-board commentary. During the winter months, the tour includes a stop at Bygdøy.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Small-Group Oslo Bike Tour: City Highlights

Small-Group Oslo Bike Tour: City Highlights

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Immerse yourself in the cultural and architectural majesty of Oslo on a leisurely 3-hour bike tour of the Norwegian capital. With a knowledgeable guide, cruise through the  charming city streets and visit popular attractions like Aker Brygge shipyard, Akerhus Castle and the Royal Palace. Receive an insightful introduction to the city’s rich historical heritage and enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour, limited to only 15 people.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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3-Hour Norwegian Evening Cruise Aboard a Wooden Sailing Boat on the Oslo Fjord

3-Hour Norwegian Evening Cruise Aboard a Wooden Sailing Boat on the Oslo Fjord

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Spend an evening aboard a wooden sailboat in Oslo, and sail around the waters of Oslo Fjord. A great way to see the waterfront sights as the sun goes down, this 3-hour boat cruise follows a route past Akershus Fortress, Oslo Opera House and more. Cruise around the pretty islets of the fjord, and enjoy a snack of shrimps as you go.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Oslo Fjord By Boat With Buffet & Norwegian Beer Tasting

Oslo Fjord By Boat With Buffet & Norwegian Beer Tasting

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Tour the beautiful Oslo Fjord and discover Norwegian culture through its delicious food and drink. Walk the streets of Grønnland, taste local cured meats and craft beers, and enjoy a traditional Norwegian shrimp buffet as you cruise the Oslo Fjord. Learn about the history and culture of Oslo as you pass major landmarks.
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  • 6 hours
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1,5 hour City Cruise | 5 stops

1,5 hour City Cruise | 5 stops

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Admire Oslo from the water on a 1-hour and 25-minute boat ride. The cruise passes along the scenic Oslo Fjord , Color Line-quay and Museum Island. , and past the museums of Bygdøy Peninsula. Look out for must-see Oslo landmarks such as Akershus Fortress and Oslo Opera House, and jump off at different stops to take photos and see sights up close. Audio commentary is included on board.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Oslo Highlights. Best Private Walking Tour of Oslo with a Local Guide.

Oslo Highlights. Best Private Walking Tour of Oslo with a Local Guide.

There is indeed a lot to do in Oslo!  “Oslo” translated from old Norwegian language means: ‘the valley of Gods”.     If you going to have a half-day sightseeing, I would recommend you to have to a City Tour by foot for 3 hours, showing the city center, i.e. Aker Brygge, the Royal Palace, the Parliament, the University, the main streets, etc.  You will also visit a medieval Fortress Akershus / Vigeland Sculpture Park My references available at Viator site
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  • 4 hours
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Best Private Walking Tour of Oslo with a Local Guide

Best Private Walking Tour of Oslo with a Local Guide

Can show in details as I live in Oslo. Tell you some interesting stories about the sites, and what is unusual compared to other countries
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Fishing in Oslo Fjord

Fishing in Oslo Fjord

Try your luck at fishing in the Oslo fjord on this half-day tour. Learn about the Norwegian capital's surrounding ecosystem and the fish that call the icy waters home; the ship has a small cabin where you can cook what you catch and share a meal. All fishing equipment and instruction from your guide is included.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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E-Scooter Oslo City Tour

E-Scooter Oslo City Tour

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E-scooters are all the rage. They are fun, ecological, and they save you time and energy so you can see more in a shorter amount of time. This E-scooter city tour is perfect for everyone who wants to get the most of Oslo's must-see attractions in a modern, fun way. Be inspired by Oslo's rich history, green development and Norwegian culture with the best local guides and one of the most comprehensive tours available. You'll be able to see highlights such as the Norwegian Opera and Ballet building, Bjørvika district, Akershus Fortress and the vivid Oslofjord areas, and the Royal Palace with its beautiful park full of marvellous statues. Other highlights include Our Saviour's Cemetery, the final resting place for famous Norwegians such as Edvard Munch and Henrik Ibsen, Oslo's sustainable laboratory, the Parliament building and Karl Johans street, which is Oslo's main boulevard.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Oslo on a melting pot

Oslo on a melting pot

Experience the best of Oslo on this fun walking tour. Your local guide will take you to city highlights like Old Aker Church and the Cemetery of Our Saviour, final resting place of both Edvard Munch and Henrik Ibsen, as well as hidden gems like the beautiful street Damstredet og Telthusbakken. End your tour at a local pub or restaurant for beer or wine and a gourmet Norwegian pizza.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Winter Bike Tour in Oslo

Winter Bike Tour in Oslo

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Just because its winter, you can still explore Oslo on two wheels. This tour provides bicycles specially equipped for winter cycling and takes you to the city's top sites and seasonal attractions, such as Christmas markets.
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  • 3 hours
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Vacation Photographer in Oslo

Vacation Photographer in Oslo

Localgrapher is the largest network of professional photographers and videographers with more than 600 destinations around the globe! Book your private photographer and guide in Oslo to capture your picture-perfect moments while visiting amazing sites! SOLO TRAVELERS Fancy an insta-perfect photoshoot from your Oslo vacation? Localgrapher has years of experience with fashion and solo travel photography! Make your memories last a lifetime and share them on social media or display them in your home to receive an avalanche of compliments. COUPLES If you are about to propose to your loved one, honeymooning or just exploring what Oslo has to offer, put the selfie stick aside and let Localgrapher’s superb photographers take care of the photos for you both. FAMILIES & GROUPS A family trip, wedding, bachelorette party or grand get-together? Forget missing someone from pictures, we’ll capture them all!
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  • 30 minutes
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Private Photo Session with a Local Photographer in Oslo

Private Photo Session with a Local Photographer in Oslo

Want to capture your amazing honeymoon? Family vacation while the kids are still little? Your perfect couples retreat from everyday busy life? A solo trip without asking strangers to take pictures of you? Stop searching, we got you here! We are the largest network of local vacation photographers in the world! Besides Oslo, we operate in over 700 destinations worldwide! We always make sure that every special moment of each client is captured well. We believe in our service and quality of our photos so much that we even offer a 100% money back satisfaction guarantee for your photo shoot. Which means, if you don’t like the result of your photo shoot, you can contact us within 7 days and claim your money back! So what are you waiting for? Become one of our hundreds of happy customers by treating yourself to this special experience! Your family and friends will love the result too!
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  • 30 minutes
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Small-Group Guided Tour of Oslo Fjord

Small-Group Guided Tour of Oslo Fjord

This is the classic Oslo Fjord sightseeing. We pass through narrow sounds, idyllic bays and through a maze of islands with small summer houses.
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  • 2 hours
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