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Cruise Port of Oslo

Norway’s capital city Oslo, founded by the Vikings, is located on the country’s south eastern coast on the Aker River at the head of the 60 mile long Oslo Fjord. It’s the least densely capital city in Europe.

Cruise ships dock right in the old medieval quarter at different piers called Søndre Akershus Pier, Vippetangen, Revierkaia and Filipstad. Plenty of hotels are located within close distance of the port terminal for cruises and ferries.

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Cruise ships tie up right in the old medieval quarter alongside Akerhus Castle, a fortress dating back to the 13th century. Standing on top a hill it offers slendid views of the city centre and the Oslofjord. Two museums are located here, both related to Norwegian military history.

The terminals used by cruise liners are Søndre Akershus Pier, Vippetangen, Revierkaia and Filipstad, all within walking distance of the heart of the city. Major cruise companies departing from the Port of Oslo are Silversea Cruises and Crystal Cruises.

Different accommodations, ranging from apartments to mid-budget hotels to guest houses can be found within close distance of the departure or arrival terminals. Stay nearby in downtown or city centre, near the railway station or close to the airport.

Oslo is also a major ferry port with connections to Denmark and Germany. Ferries depart to Kiel Germany with Color Line, to Copenhagen with DFDS Seaways and Stena Line sails to Frederikshavn in Norway.

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Oslo Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo
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Very popular hotel located in Oslo city centre, not far from the train station.

Oslo Smarthotel
Smarthotel Oslo
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Cheaper Hotel within walking distance of The National Gallery, Royal Palace and Palace Park.

Oslo Park Inn by Radisson Hotel
Park Inn by Radisson Oslo
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Budget friendly accommodation close to Oslo’s main shopping street, Karl Johans Gate.

Oslo Cruise Port in Norway
  • Great Mix of Art, Culture and History

    Oslo is the seat of the Norwegian Government and Parliament (Stortinget) and houses the residence of the Royal Family, which is situated at the end of Karl Johan Street, the main thoroughfare of Oslo.

    The city offers a great mix of art, culture and history, beautiful gardens, world class museums and majestic buildings. The compact city centre can easily be explored on foot. Stroll the harbor area of Aker Brygge to Karl Johans Gate and discover the highlights of the city.

    A main tourist sight is the City Hall or Radhuset, where the Peace Prize ceremonies are held annually. The City Hall feature spectacular series of murals. A must do is a visit of the Nobel Peace Center, situated next to the Radhuset and located in a converted, historic train station. It includes very interesting exhibits, intriguing presentations, and inspiring films of Nobel Peace Prize winners.

    Nearby is the bustling and beautiful waterfront area known as Aker Brygge with outdoor cafes, restaurants, many shops and live street entertainment. Art lovers will enjoy the new Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art.

  • Bygdoy

    Bygdoy — Take a 10 minute ferry from the downtown pier to the peninsula of Bygdoy, home of the summer residence of the Royal Family and some interesting maritime museums.

    The Kon Tiki Museum displaying Tor Heyerdahl’s balsa raft Kon-Tiki. The Viking Ship Museum feature ancient Viking ships dating back to 800 AD such as the Oseberg, Gokstad and Tune ships. Nearby Fram Museum showcases the ship that took 19th-century explorers on trips to the South Pole and the Arctic.

  • Hollmenkollen

    Hollmenkollen — Well worth a trip is the Hollmenkollen Ski Tower, just beyond the city. Built in 1952 for the Winter Olympics and boasting amazing views of the city and the fjords. A Ski museum is there located as well.

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