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Oslo: Oslo Fjord Sightseeing Cruise by Electric Boat

1. Oslo: Oslo Fjord Sightseeing Cruise by Electric Boat

Set off on a scenic sighting cruise from Oslo on an electric ferry. Admire the beauty of the region as you make your way through Oslo Fjord and check out natural and man-made features including Hoveøya Island, the Akershus Fortress, and the Munch Museum. Depart from central Oslo and admire views of the shoreline and sites incusing the Akershus Fortress, Opera House, and Munch Museum. Sail past Hovedøya Island with canons pointing over the fjord, Bygdøy Peninsula and iconic Fram Museum, and the picturesque Dyna Lighthouse. Listen to commentary from the onboard guide and learn about Oslo's history and the geography of the surrounding countryside it. Take a walk on the spacious decks and admire the views or relax in the climate-controlled indoor area. You can also enjoy some snacks and hot and cold beverages from the onboard bar (not included in tour cost). Choose between returning to the meeting point or disembarking at the Bygdøy Peninsula near the Fram Museum, the Norwegian Maritime Museum, and the Kon-Tiki Museum.

Oslo: Sightseeing Cruise through Oslo's Fjords

2. 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 Electric Catamaran Tour

3. Oslo: Silent Oslo Fjord Electric Catamaran Tour

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 the 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, your guide will share interesting facts about nature and wildlife that lives in and around the city of Oslo.

Oslo: Fjords Evening Buffet Cruise

4. 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: Oslofjord Cruise with Seafood Dinner

5. 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.

Oslo Nature Walks: Island Hopping Tour

6. Oslo Nature Walks: Island Hopping Tour

Climb aboard a local ferry to your first destination at the start of this fun island-hopping adventure. Sail to Hovedøya ("Main Island") where some of Oslo's best history and coastal scenery will be revealed. Learn how English monks came to Christianize post-Viking Oslo and set up a powerful abbey on the island nearly 1,000 years ago. Admire the well-preserved ruins as you walk among the chambers and rooms. Hear stories of Norway's transition from the Viking era to become part of a Christian Europe. Continue through sheep pastures and birch forests to arrive at the old ramparts and cannons from the 19th-century Napoleonic Wars. Explore the rugged coastline and stop at some beaches and lookout points before returning to the pier to catch another ferry to the island of Lindøya. Arrive at Lindøya and experience the charm of a summer retreat. See traditional wooden homes and gardens of flowers that contrast beautifully with the surrounding fjord. Get fantastic views from the summit of the island and work up an appetite for a picnic lunch. Stop at a local food store, if needed, to pick up something to eat. Enjoy your picnic on a southwest-facing beach and soak up the immense views of the water and hills. Then, jump on another ferry and sail past the island of Gressholmen, where the nature preserve is home to thick forest, sea cliffs and hidden beaches. Catch the ferry back to the city center and get an amazing entry into the port. Marvel at some of Oslo's most iconic sites, such as the old fortress of Akershus Festning, City Hall and the revitalized port of Aker Brygge.

Oslo: Electric Boat Cruise with Brunch

7. Oslo: Electric Boat Cruise with Brunch

Go onboard of a hybrid-electric boat and cruise around the Oslofjorden. Enjoy your welcome drink and find one of the many seats with panoramic views. When the weather is good, you can relax on the sundeck which is the perfect place to soak up the sun and the view. Sail silently through the green islands of the Oslofjord, savor the prepared brunch made from locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. The brunch includes a chicken salad, sourdough bread, aioli, and raw coconut balls. The menu is subject to change due to seasonal ingredient availability.  Pass by some iconic Oslo sights along the way and marvel at the Opera, Dyna Fyr, and Akershus fortress. Once the boat returns to Aker Brygge, you are also welcome to stay on board for a few more drinks.

Oslo: Dinner Cruise on the Oslofjord

8. Oslo: Dinner Cruise on 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 dinner from the 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.

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

9. 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.

Oslo: 3-hour Kayaking Trip on the Oslofjord

10. Oslo: 3-hour Kayaking Trip on the Oslofjord

Do you love the city? Are you a fan of nature? Do you want to be active? On this tour, you will get it all. Be taken on a kayak tour of the beautiful Oslo fjord. Have a unique experience and see Oslo in a different way. With extensive knowledge of the local venues and experience in guiding groups of different sizes, this trip can be adapted to suit your needs. During this 3-hour trip, you will not only get a short introduction to kayaking, but also be shown some highlights both from the city and its surrounding nature. Starting from the sheltered bay at Sjølyst Marina, it will only be a short way to the small islands and fantastic beaches. Previous kayaking experience will not be necessary.

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Great cruise for learning about the area around Oslo’s harbour. The boat was really nice (and brand new!) and there’s plenty of seating so no need to worry about not getting a ‘good table’. In fact we were able to move to sit on the opposite side about halfway through. The boat is nice and warm inside and it’s easy to pop outside to take photos as well. The guide was really interesting and an Oslo native, talking about the history and current facts about various buildings and islands etc. She also came round to see everyone and was available for questions which I thought was a lovely friendly touch. We felt very comfortable on this cruise and would try another of the company’s excursions if we visit Norway again. One very minor point is that the description says that the talk would include info about nature and another review mentions an underwater drone but this wasn’t the case. I think the description is a little out of date but it was still great anyway!

We felt lucky to be in a new electric boat which was in service for just a month. Two decks of fully heated seating area . The tour guide was in English very nice lady who presented with wit and pleasant to listen to. We sat in the upper deck and the view was breathtaking. The bar located in the lower deck sold refreshments and alcohol. On the upper deck you could also go into the open space (-4degree) to take photographs or view the tour in the cold. Despite everything being expensive in Norway, we felt this ride was value for money. Highly recommend to see the Oslo fjord via this pleasant silent sustainable mode. Excellent service

Very pleasant boat trip. Very clean and comfortable boat. Amazing views. It was perfect

Was a great experience. One of the best things I did on my trip to Oslo.

Great trip; excellent commentary. Blankets provided as well for outdoor.