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.
SEASON & SAFETY – Many of the activities and attractions mentioned on this website are open only in summer and are closed in winter. This also applies to many of the roads and accommodations mentioned. Season and opening time will vary. It depends on where it is and what activity, attraction, road and accommodation it is, it usually opens in the summer and closes in the autumn, depending on i.a. the amount of snow and the risk of avalanches in the area. Read more about season, important safety information and your own responsibility…
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 (closed in five years from october 2021 due to rebuilding) 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.
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.
Green Boats repairs old boats and replaces the old fuel engines with new electric motors. Now you can finally enjoy the fjord, in a calm and sustainable way.
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.