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A catamaran sailing between land and a lighthouse on the Oslofjord.

Fjord Cruise Oslofjord

See Oslo from a new perspective and discover the scenic Oslofjord on a comfortable and relaxing fjord cruise on board the electrical vessel Legacy of The Fjords. As a very interesting add on, you also get to visit the island and fortress Oscarsborg. See the different options below.

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Walkways outside on a boat. The Oslo Opera House in the background.

Oslo - Oscarsborg - Oslo

Not only is a fjord cruise on the Oslofjord beautiful, but in and around Oscarsborg and Drøbak there are interesting places with many activities to discover.

When sailing from the Langkaia quay in Oslo you have great views to the city’s shoreline featuring impressive architecture and historic sites such as the Opera house, Akershus fortress, and Tjuvholmen. Next you will sail past Bygdøy with the eye-catching Fram Museum on one side, and the inner Oslosfjord’s idyllic islands on the other side. The rest of the journey you have time to enjoy the scenery of islands, islets, picturesque lighthouses, and the mainland.

You can choose to travel with immediate return from Oscarsborg or stay longer to explore the historic fort and the island. Departure times varies throughout the week, please check the timetable to find the times that suits your preferences. If you are staying put for the day, you may use your ticket on the ferry connecting Oscarsborg with Drøbak - just make sure to be back at Oscarsborg in time for the scheduled departure to Oslo.

A modern sightseeing vessel on a fjord in sunset.

Legacy of The Fjords

The fully electrical catamaran is designed to give the best sightseeing experience possible, with floor-to-ceiling windows inside the two lounges and plenty of space on the decks and walkways outside. The kiosk on board offers light food, snacks, and hot and cold beverages.

To get the best experience, download the free audio guide app and learn more about the places you pass along the route.

A couple walking near a fountain in Drøbak centre in summer.
© Visit Greater Oslo

Oslo - Drøbak - Oslo*

On Sundays the route is extended to go all the way from Oslo to Drøbak and gives you a few hours to explore the cosy fjord town known. Here you can walk around the old wooden houses, sit down at one of the many cafés and restaurants, relax on a beach, go shopping, or visit one of the art galleries. Drøbak is also known as the Norwegian Christmas town, and you can visit the Christmas house and post office to send letters to Santa Claus.

Drøbak - Drøbak*

Another option available on Sundays is 1,5-hour fjord cruise starting in Drøbak. Enjoy a scenic tour on the fjord on board the comfortable and quiet boat.

Drøbak-Drøbak Book now! From NOK 300

Timetable: Fjord Cruise Oslofjord_Drøbak-Drøbak 2022.pdf

*Only available in spring & summer

Drone photo of Oscarsborg fortress and the Oslofjord
© Visit Greater Oslo

Oscarsborg fortress

Due to the island’s place in the narrowest part of the Oslofjord, it was a natural location for a naval defence of Oslo. The first defence was constructed as early as the mid 17th century, while the fortress which stands today was finished in 1853. The fortress is best known for sinking Nazi-Germany's heavy cruiser Blücher, on the morning of 9th April 1940. The last military operations ended in 2002 and the island and fortress now function as museum and hotel open for visitors.

Join a guided tour to learn more about the interesting history or enjoy the large recreation areas and parks. The island is also very popular amongst children, with several playgrounds and lots of exciting things to discover.

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