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Active, Urban and Green

The mix of a capital city vibe and stunning nature makes Oslo a cosmopolitan seaside city. Visitors can enjoy the unique experience of a brisk forest walk, the relaxing fjord breeze and the vibrant atmosphere of the city - all in one day. Numerous museums and actvities, exciting boroughs, historical sites, world-renowned attractions and a thriving culinary scene offer plenty of options for things to see and do. Whether you want to learn about vikings or norwegian history and explorers at Bygdøy, zip-line down the Holmekollen ski jump, chase ghosts at Akerhus Fortress, have dinner by the fjord or walk in the footsteps of Munch and Ibsen, Oslo is the scene to explore!

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Useful information

Language

Norwegian

Distance from pier to city center

Downtown = Karl Johans Street or City Hall (5 minutes by taxi, 10 minutes’ walk).
Akershus Fortress is just next to the Akershus Pier.

Transportation to/from airport

50 km (19 minutes by train and 30 minutes by taxi)

Currency

Norwegian krone NOK

Transport to/from city center

Taxis on pier

City Card

Downloadable map

Oslo Guide

Port information

The cruise ships dock close to the city center and you are in walking distance to many of the attractions!

Berthing policy: First come, first served.

Sondre Akershus

Max LOA: 360 m Max depth: 10,3 mType of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Cruise pax Fenders available (brand and type): Plate fenders Bollard strength: 8x100 tons, 6x50 tons, 20x30 tons Learn more
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Revier Pier

Max LOA: 320 m Max depth: 8,4 mType of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Cruise pax Fenders available (brand and type): Rubber fenders Bollard strength: 50 tons Learn more
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Vippetangen

Max LOA: 252 m Max depth: 8 mType of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Cruise pax Fenders available (brand and type): Rubber fenders Bollard strength: 50 tons Learn more

Filipstad Pier

Max LOA: 345 m Max depth: 10,3 mType of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Cruise pax Fenders available (brand and type): Rubber fenders Bollard strength: 27 by 50 tons Learn more

Port Fees

Harbour dues (Currency/GT)

1,10 NOK/GT

Passenger dues (Currency/PAX)

2,7 NOK/PAX

Services available for guests

Always available
Available in some cases
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Pier
Personal welcome
Musical welcome

Water arch and crest ceremony.

Cruise guest national flags
Shopping & Attractions
Shops open on Sundays

Shops in the cruise terminal are open – not all in the city, but some.

Shops offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests

Only in the cruise terminal.

Museums offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests

Must be requested to the museum.

Shops accept credit card payment with no lower limit
Destination has special offers for crew
City Cards for sale
Port
Independent guest reception and help

Can be arranged.

Local life and events with locals
Mailbox available
Signed route from pier to city centre and/or public transport
Tourist information (office or maps) in port area
Free Wi-Fi in port

Free wifi in all city center.

Destination collaboration
Local cruise network
Authorized guides
Possiblity for special arrangements and flexibility
Destination video available for Cruise Lines
Transport
Free shuttle available

Shuttlebus 1st stop at tourist office.

City centre within 1 km from pier

Town center 200 meters away from quay.

Publicly regulated taxis

If ordered.

Bike rental including map or GPS

Can be arranged.

Hop on/hop off services in port area
Turnaround facilities
Scandic Hotel(s) in city
Direct flights to USA
Airport less than one hour drive from port
Airport less than one hour drive from city centre
Free Wi-Fi in airport

Selected attractions

Waterfront Icons by the Harbour Promenade

Explore The Norwegian Opera and Ballet, Akershus Fortress, Oslo City Hall, Aker Brygge, The Astrup Fearnley museum on Tjuvholmen and the Oslo Fjord as you walk along the Harbour Promenade.

The Munch Experience

Enjoy Munch’s art at the Munch Museum or the University Aula. Visit the Ekeberg park where Munch was inspired to paint the Scream.

Bygdøy Museums

Walk through the history of Norway at The Viking Ship Museum, The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, The Polar Ship Museum, The Kon-Tiki Museum, The Norwegian Maritime Museum.

Vigeland Sculpture Park

Discover more than 200 sculptures in one of Oslo's most famous attractions.

Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Ski Jump

Take in 4000 years of skiing history as well as the amaqzing view of Oslo from the top of Holmenkollen Ski Jump.

Karl Johan Pedestrian Street

The main street is located in the heart of Oslo. Shop, eat and enjoy the sights along the way! Walk in the footsteps of Henrik Ibsen from the Grand Café, past the National Theatre, to the Royal Palace.

Exciting extras

Tjuvholmen and Aker Brygge

Fjord waterfront, the old shipyard area has become Oslo’s coolest neighbourhood.

City Hall Square with Nobel Peace Centre

The Nobel Peace Centre and the City Hall where the Peace Prize is presented.

Akershus Fortress

Medieval castle, dark dungeons and plush upper floors. Also: Museum of Resistance and Defence, Norway’s WWII history.

Vulkan Food Market

In an old workshop, Vulkan Food Market offers produce from the best suppliers in Norway.

Oslo Area

Glassblowers at Hadeland Glassworks, Contemporary art at Henie Onstad Art Centre, The Christmas House, home of St. Claus.

Events

16 May 2017
16 May 2017
Norway’s Constitution Day
Place: Oslo
Category: Other,Folklore
The big children's parade and an abundance of flags are the central elements of Oslo's 17th of May celebrations. The parade, which is greeted by the royal family from the balcony of the Royal Palace, includes some 60,000 children from around 100 schools as well as marching bands.
16 May 2018
16 May 2018
Norway’s Constitution Day
Place: Oslo
Category: Folklore
The big children's parade and an abundance of flags are the central elements of Oslo's 17th of May celebrations. The parade, which is greeted by the royal family from the balcony of the Royal Palace, includes some 60,000 children from around 100 schools as well as marching bands.

Varied Shore Excurions

CLASSIC & POPULAR

Must see’s in Oslo
Don’t miss the Opera, Vigeland Sculpture Park, Holmenkollen Ski Jump, Viking Ships and Edvard Munch on your first visit to Oslo.
Art, Architecture & Design
Munch Museum, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Opera, National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Vigeland Museum and Park, Henie Onstad Art Centre and International Museum of Children’s Art.
Peace
Visit the Nobel Peace Center and Oslo City Hall, where the Peace Prize ceremony is held. Also: HL Centre for Studies of Holocaust and Religious Minorities.
Maritime Oslo
The Norwegians are seafaring people: Viking Ships, Polar Vessel Fram, KonTiki and Norwegian Maritime Museum, all on the shores of the Oslo Fjord at Bygdøy Peninsula.

NEW & ADVENTUROUS

Hiking, biking, kayaking or running?
A walk in the footsteps of detective Harry Hole, crime novelist Jo Nesbø’s famed detective? A stroll in Ekeberg Sculpture Park or an ice cold drink in Magic Ice?

Contacts

Port of Oslo
Ingvar M. Mathisen
Port Director / CEO
imm@oslohavn.no Mobile +47 997 40050
Akershusstranda 19
N - 0102 Oslo, Norway
Port of Oslo
Jens Petter Christensen
Port Captain
jpc@oslohavn.no Mobile +47 905 60309
Akershusstranda 19
N - 0102 Oslo, Norway
VisitOSLO
Eva Britt Kornfeldt
Manager Cruise