Explore Oslo Fjord Tours with a Boat Cruise

boat going on oslo fjord cruise

Explore Oslo Fjord Tours with a Boat Cruise

boat going on oslo fjord cruise

Surrounded by great nature, picturesque small towns and lush forest, the Oslo Fjord is one of Norway’s most captivating natural waters. It serves as the perfect backdrop for an Oslo fjord boat trip, whether you’re looking to sightsee, relax, or enjoy a delicious meal.

Ever heard the phrase “when in Rome, do as the Romans do”? Well, when in Oslo, you should definitely cruise the fjord. It’s one of the most popular things to do among both locals and visitors alike. And for good reason too – there’s just something about being on a boat surrounded by pristine nature that makes for a truly unforgettable experience.

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Oslo Boat Cruise on Fjord

I love Oslo fjord boat trips because they offer a unique perspective of the city. You get to see all the sights, but from a different angle. And on a sunny day, there’s nothing better than being out on the sparkling water, soaking up the Vitamin D, and enjoying the fresh air.

I know that finding the right Oslo fjord cruise can be a bit daunting with all the different options out there. That’s why I’ve put together a list of my favorite fjord cruises in Oslo, to help you choose the perfect one for your needs.

Boat Trips Oslo Fjord: Top 5 Favorite Fjord Cruises

Boat trips on the Oslo Fjord with Cabins

Let’s kick things off with a trip from Båtservice Sightseeing at Get Your Guide, the number one provider of sightseeing tours and activities.

#1 Oslo: Sightseeing Cruise through Oslo’s Fjords

This tour is my favorite!

Diversity and color come to life on this fjord sightseeing tour. Relax on the upper deck in good weather, and take in the incredible views of the lush hillsides, small Island cabins and pristine waters. You can’t go to Oslo without seeing the fjord, and this is definitely one of the best ways to do it.

Meet your friendly and professional English-speaking guide at the meeting point in central Oslo, and hop aboard your comfortable sightseeing boat. Sit back and relax as you cruise down the fjords, passing by some of Oslo’s most iconic panoramas.

About this activity

  • Duration: 2 hours

  • Sightseeing cruise on the Oslo Fjord

  • See Oslo’s beautiful waterfront

  • Choice of morning and afternoon cruise times

  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

  • You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

Book now by clicking here or in the calendar below

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#2 Oslo: Fjords Evening Buffet Cruise

Next up, we have a fjord cruise with a difference. The Oslo fjord is home to some of the best seafood in Norway, so what better way to experience it than on a buffet cruise?

Transport back to a time of pirates and mermaids as you board a historic wooden sailing ship for a 3-hour evening fjord cruise—feast on a delicious seafood buffet, featuring everything from traditional Norwegian specialties to fresh fjord shrimp dishes.

As you sail down the fjord, enjoy live music and entertainment on board, and take in the stunning views of Oslo’s skyline lit up at night. Cinematic scenery combines with great food and drinks to create a truly magical evening.

About this activity

  • Duration: 3-hour tour on a traditional wooden sailboat
  • Travel through the fjord, admiring the islands and lovely scenery
  • Norwegian shrimp snack included
  • Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

Click here to book now, or in the calendar below

Oslo Fjord Evening buffet cruise

#3 Oslo: Sing-Along Cruise With Picnic Basket

A little different but a fun Cruise out on the fjord together with like-minded locals or travelers looking to sing some of their favorite songs. This fjord cruise takes you on a journey through some of Oslo’s most breathtaking scenery, while enjoying a delicious picnic basket of tapas (1 drink is included).

As you cruise down the fjord, a troubadour or a group of musicians will provide the music and a singing crew will chime in, while you enjoy the charming summer homes, and bathhouses along your Oslo fjord cruise.

With its great food, stunning scenery and informal sing-along, this fjord cruise is the perfect way to spend a fun day in Oslo.

About this activity

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Refreshments are sold onboard
  • Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
  • Special health and safety measures are in place.
  • Reserve now & pay later

Click here to book now, or in the calendar below

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

Jazz, the epitome of cool, and the fjords of Norway, one of the world’s most beautiful natural wonders. What could be a more perfect combination?

Hop aboard a stylish wooden sailing ship for an unforgettable three-hour cruise through Oslo’s fjords. As you sail, enjoy a delicious seafood buffet dinner of shrimps, lemon, bread, and butter prepared by one of Norway’s top chefs.

The ship’s live jazz band plays classic tunes from the golden era of jazz, ensuring that you walk away with a spring in your step and a smile on your face.

With its great food, cool vibes, and stunning scenery past a maze of green islands, ancient fortresses, and the inner part of Oslo’s main waterway, this fjord cruise is the perfect way to experience Oslo’s unique charm.

About this activity

Duration: 3 hours

● Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

● Special health and safety measures are in place.

● Reserve now & pay later

Click here to book now.

Oslofjord Jazz Cruise with Lunch

#5 Oslo: Grand City Tour and Fjord Cruise

Last but not least, I bring to you the ultimate combo tour. The Grand City Tour and Fjord Cruise is the perfect way to see everything that Oslo has to offer in one action-packed day.

You will embark upon a panoramic tour of downtown Oslo, learning about the city’s history and culture as you go. Then, a photo stop at Holmenkollen Ski Jump, a guided walking tour through Vigeland Sculpture Park, an entrance ticket to The Norwegian Folk Museum, and to top it all off, you’ll also receive an entrance ticket to Fram Museum.

Unique among fjord cruises in Oslo, this tour includes everything you need to know about the fjords themselves. From the ship’s deck, you’ll learn about the fjords’ formation, see wildlife up close, and enjoy stunning views of Oslo’s skyline.

The perfect way to see everything that Oslo has to offer, the Grand City Tour and Fjord Cruise is an experience you won’t soon forget.

About this activity

  • Duration: 7.5 hours

  • Authorized Oslo guide (English speaking)

  • Holmenkollen Ski Jump (outside view, approx. half an hour free time)

  • Guided walking tour through Vigeland Sculpture Park (approx. 45 minutes)

  • Entrance ticket to Fram Museum

  • Entrance ticket to the Norwegian Folk Museum (The Open-Air Museum).

  • Fjord cruise by boat on Oslofjord (2 hours)

Click here to book now

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It’s a Pirate’s Life for Me!

Argh, matey! It seems as if we’ve come to the end of this land-lubbers guide to fjord cruises in Oslo. I hope ye be inspired to take to the high seas and explore all that Norway’s capital has to offer from the deck of a boat.

And remember, always keep one eye on the horizon for pirates!

Check out my YouTube channel for plenty of tips on how to make the most of your time in Oslo!

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Happy cruising!

Your friend in Norway,


Pål of Norway With Pål

Pål of Norway With Pål

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