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Radena M
London, UK71 contributions
Jan 2020
We were in Oslo for a January weekend and this was a great way to sail around. The public transport boat line B1 leaves every hour from Anker Brygge and is included in the dayly/weekly transport pass. You can hop on and off to explore the islands or take a coffe/tea and snack in advance and enjoy a round tour for 1h. It is nice and warm inside the boat, but you can also climb up the open deck to catch a photo and enjoy the scenary.
Written January 12, 2020
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Mark_Dornoch
Dornoch, UK1,502 contributions
May 2020
Lots of interesting sites to see going in and out of Oslo fjord. As you approach the city you can see the famous ski jump Holmenkollbaken to the left in the mid distance. Places like the City hall and all major tourist destinations are easily accessible from the main waterfront.

Interesting architecture can be seen in and near the water.

Fred Olsen Jnr's house is on the left as you leave Oslo - see picture attached.
Written April 13, 2021
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Vicky D
Surrey, UK191 contributions
Feb 2020
We went on a 2 hour cruise, it was slightly misty so was hard to see to far out. The crew on-board were really helpful, friendly & informative. It was very cold the crew came round with blankets for people to wrap in.
Written February 10, 2020
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Laura M
Gig Harbor, WA38 contributions
Apr 2022
The two hour trip is on a schooner type ship and gives a nice tour of the Oslo Fjord. For those who want to see the "harbor" from the water it is very scenic. There are many beautiful and colorful summer homes to be viewed as well.
Written April 25, 2022
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Chris N
36 contributions
Dec 2021
Well worth a visit. We took the local ferry from the harbour rather than going on an organised tour. The transport was included on an all day ticket. The ticket office wasn't the easiest to find but of course all the lovely lcal people spoke English, soit was easy to ask for directions.
Written December 30, 2021
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Greg A
Hatfield, UK47 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
It was a grey, cold day so maybe i certainly didn’t see Oslo Fjord at its best. But honestly there’s not a massive amount too see. The trip has a good commentary. The staff try hard. But unless you especially enjoy looking at water or summer houses give it a miss.
Written February 8, 2020
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Jaxon
Derbyshire, UK58 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Visit (getyourtour website) for a spectacular mini 2 hour Oslo Fjord. It was a great boat trip, my partner and I throughly enjoyed every minute of it.
I was 28 weeks pregnant and felt at ease on the boat. I strongly suggest you go on the smaller boat, they take you further out into the Fjord!
Great experience- THANK YOU 🙏
Written July 2, 2020
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Chris Bril
Ringwood North, Australia154 contributions
Nov 2015 • Couples
My boyfriend Ben and I caught the DFDS Ferry from Copenhagen to Oslo. As we got out our of our taxi our driver said, ‘finito, bambino’. Exactement - bye bye Copenhagen - Oslo here we come!

This was the most fun thing I have ever done. It was off season but I could see how trashy this night would get. From the get-go everyone was buying and drinking duty free alcohol.

Ben told me he had a surprise for me. He had booked a Commodore suite. It had nice wooden floors and was the size of a hospital room. I’m claustrophobic so I immediately went to the window and tried to open it but it was one of those rubberised ship windows.

I remembered reading that after boarding they sold all the unbooked rooms so we went to see what the deal was. There was one Commodore Balcony Suite left and it was discounted.

That room was massive with lots of storage and a large bathroom. We had access to the Commodore Deluxe Lounge which has unlimited beer, wine and snacks. Best of all this room had doors that opened out to our own private sea facing balcony.

Amazing.

In the commotion of moving rooms I had the sickening realisation that I had lost my tiny high tech camera. We went to look for it but it wasn’t at the concierge’s desk and we hadn’t been anywhere else.

A story took form that Russians had been watching us and targeted me as a flakey tourist.

I tried to rationalise it - I could get a new camera in the duty free emporium on the ship or at the duty free shop at the Olso airport but would they have a model I actually wanted?

Ben said I could take photos on his camera, until I got a new one. I was bummed out ‘cos I love my little Lumix GM1 and I have bought loads of lenses for it. Also this would be the only time in my life that I would ever enter Oslo on a ship and I was dying to take photos of that.

We went for a walk and took photos of the sunset. I looked good because nearly crying had brought all the blood to my face. Ben was being lovely about lending me his camera but I could tell it would wear thin, because we always end up taking photos of the same things, and to share one camera would render the activity of us taking separate shots redundant.

We had cocktails at the horrible Eurotrash bar.

The waiter was super friendly in a way that came across as smarmy. People don’t really tip in Denmark so I guess he was just being mean in the icy way only the Danish have truly mastered. Our cocktails were mostly ice. We had a table next to a huge window of the sea at the ship’s rear. Was it a great view? No, but people seemed to be fighting over them.

Ben didn’t want to eat anything or really party or go shopping. We went to see if my camera had turned up at the front desk. The bored clerk opened her drawer and said

“There is this…”

It was my beloved Lumix GM1. Ben and I were so excited we shook the lady’s hand. She looked unimpressed. It turned out that in fact we hadn’t been targeted by Russian gangs.

Ben and I ran up to the deck to take more photos to celebrate.

We slept with door open, allowing the sound of the crashing sea and the frozen Baltic air to fill the room. The motion of sea rocked me into the deepest and most restful sleep I have ever had.

That night I had a dream that I lay upon on a janky wooden bench and all the people I have ever loved and have ever provided protection surrounded me, represented as hand blown glass spheres - but the more I shifted on the plank, the more they separated into increasingly smaller spheres.

I woke disturbed yet incredibly energised. Ben woke too, and together we watched a fascinating documentary on the big screen TV in our suite about life in the arctic - people hunting King Crabs, trying to drive through snow storms and living without sunlight.

Before sunrise we rose and ate breakfast. Travelling in Commodore Class we were invited to dine at the Marco Polo restaurant - it was good to be away from the throngs lining up at the other venue - The Seven Seas Buffet.

Our breakfast was totally Valhalla style - cloudberries in little weck jars, baby buckwheat blinis with gravlax, tiny Danish pastries, miniature pork sausages and pots of steaming hot coffee brought by silent, stoney faced staff. We were foggy from sleep, as was the glass in our window booth. It was so dreamy that it was kinda sad to slowly rouse from this.

After breakfast we headed to the top deck to see the view of the islands in the fjørd as we finally entered Oslo. Viewing the world’s largest fjørd from the gigantic roof deck of the DFDS Ferry is an experience I will never forget.

It looked like the whole world opening up as the sun rose through the clearly defined clouds. Each cloud seemed to be a different shade of blue/grey so the whole tableau looked as if it had been designed just for us to enjoy on this very special morning.

I loved seeing old wooden houses and churches on their own tiny islands. It was like all the dreamy stuff you look at on Pinterest and Tumblr in real life.
Written April 7, 2016
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Margaret E
Skjetten, Norway15 contributions
Aug 2012 • Friends
This little ferry (Route 602) sails from in front of the City Hall in Oslo, down Oslofjord, along the coast of Nesodden to Drøbak, a little white town which used to function as an alternative harbour to Oslo in winter when ice covered inner Oslofjord so that the Oslo harbour was innaccessible. This little ferry "Baronessen" stars to sail at weekends around Easter and then most days of the week in high summer, the last trip being in September. In the main holiday season, the ferry goes as far as Son, further south than Drøbak. The ferry calls at many small quays on its way, picking up and setting down passengers as it goes. Many of the islands on the way have holiday cottages, so the Friday evening trip is ideal for people to reach their cottages for the weekend, coming back on Sunday evening. The ferry passes a big island called Håøya on its way, part of which is a nature reserve, although it is permitted to put up tents in a designated area.. Also on the way to Drøbak is the island fortress of Oscarsborg, now no longer a military area but the fortress now houses a museum and a restaurant as well as an hotel and a spa. It is still possible to see the great cannons which sank the "Blücher" in April 1940 and so enabled the king and the government to get out of Oslo and not be captured. Incidentally, "Blücher" is stiull down there, most of the oil still in the ship being taken out some years ago. Oscarsborg holds concerts in the middle of summer, within the fortress. Drøbak is a lovely little town, with its own "Christmas shop" with Christmas decorations and effects to be bought all the year round, and this shops has inspired a Japanese version! There is an attractive small park there too, and on Sankt Hans (23 June) there is a big bonfire down by the shore. Being now classified as a "holiday town", the shops are open on Sundays here, If you don't want to wait for the ferry back to Oslo or want to spend longer in Drøbak, bus 541 runs twice an hour back to Oslo. Personally, I love the journey and take it several times each summer, usually starting with a trip at Easter. There is a great deal to see - small cottages, small marinas, even a "Greek temple" built around 1900 by a businessman who fell in love with Italy and built a holiday cottage. This appeared in a Norwegian silent film around 1915. It was restored about 5 years ago after a long period of neglect. There are many small bathing huts along the shore of Nesodden - each one originally belonging to one of the houses up the hillside. Some of the islands nearer Drøbak have a special way of signalling to the ferry - at the quay there is a signal post, painted white and the angle of the arm attached to the post indicates whether someone wants the ferry to stop or not.
The trip from Oslo to Drøbak takes about 90 minutes. Really well worth a trip - but the ferry journey is popular and if you are a bit late out you may not get a seat on the top deck!
Written March 24, 2013
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Virginia3960
Foster, Australia231 contributions
Apr 2013 • Couples
This is gorgeous waking up in the morning having breakfast and sailing up the narrow Oslo fjord with the little red and yellow houses and the snow still down to the shore line.
Written April 21, 2013
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