Oslo and the Oslofjord

Oslo – one of Lonely Planet’s Top Ten Cities in 2018, the capital in Norway and the city of Edvard Munch´s “The Scream”, has it´s own beautiful fjord.

The Oslofjord is not so narrow as the fjords in western Norway. But with it´s many islands and the easy access from the city center, it is a great fjord to experience. Popular things to do are fjord-cruise, guided kayak tours, rib-boat and swimming in the fjord.


Norway in a Nutshell by Fjord Tours

Oslo – What to see, what to do and where to eat

By the fjord you have the Opera House, the new Bar Code, Sørenga Seawater Pool, Aker Brygge and Tjuvholmen, the Modern Contemporary Astrup Fearnley Museum, the Viking Ship Museum among numerous other attractions. New and popular restaurants “pops” up by the fjord, like Vippa and Sørenga Sjømat (Seafood) together with the well known Lille Herbern in the Oslofjord, Mathallen Food Hall at Grünerløkka and Ekebergrestauranten with it´s beautiful view over Oslo and the Oslofjord.

Fjordlife on the Oslofjord

In summer, you can live life to the fullest on the Oslofjord. With an ever-increasing number of activities, everyone can enjoy a day out on the fjord, no matter the budget.

If you want to experience the Oslofjord in a way that you will remember the rest of your life, you should join the Floating Sauna KOK Oslo. Swim in the fjord all year round, and then enjoy the hot sauna afterwards.

GreenBoats gjør om gamle båter og erstatter de gamle drivstoffmotorene med nye elektriske motorer. Nå kan du endelig nyte fjorden, på en rolig og bærekraftig måte.

Mad Goats is located in the heart of the bay by the Opera. There you can take an Introduction Course and get Vått Kort, join Guided Kayak Tours in the Akerselva River and on the Oslofjord, or rent a kayak and explore the Oslofjord on your own.



The Ekeberg Park is the place where Edvard Munch was inspired to paint the world famous “The Scream”. This is close to Ekebergparken Sculpture Park, and is really a must place to visit when you are in Oslo. You can see many of Edvard Munch`s paintings at the National Gallery or the Munch Museum.

If you want to see Oslo and the Oslofjord from above, Holmenkollen Ski Jump is the place. Holmenkollen is also one of the starting points for exploring the Nordmarka Forest, a popular place for recreation both summer and winter.

Have we forgotten to mention anything? Yes, of course. There are a million reasons to Visit Oslo. You should also visit the Kon-Tiki Museum and theThe Vigeland Sculpture Park. And of course, don´t forget the shopping.

Oslo is a “small big city” surrounded by beautiful nature and is really worth a visit. And it is a “hub” to other adventures in Norway.

Visit the Western Fjords while you are in Oslo

When you are in Oslo, and if you have one day extra, why not visit the Nærøyfjord in western Norway? It is just a few hours with train from Oslo, and the round trip is called “Norway in a Nutshell”. We recommend you to stay a night over and use at least two days if you visit the fjords. But if you do not have the time, you can do it in one day and still manage to do a Fjord Cruise or join a Fjord Safari with RIB-Boat on the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord.

Useful Links:

Official page for Oslo: Visit Oslo.com
Travel with boat from Kiel in Germany to Oslo: Colorline.com
Visit Oslo: Oslo´s top 10 Attractions

Fjord Tours: Norway in a Nutshell
Fjord Tours: Plan and book fjord travel, accommodation and activities
Go Fjords: Big and Small Fjord Experiences
Fjord Pass: Great Discounts on Activities and Attractions in the Fjords
Visit Norway: Official page for Norway
Fjord Norway: Official page for Fjord Norway

Oslo and the Oslofjord – Map Overview