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OSLO FJORD CRUISE

NEW ECO FRIENDLY WESSEL

*****

ROUND TOUR FROM

OSLO OPERA HOUSE

Duration - 2 hours

Fjord Cruise

Cruise starts from Oslo Opera House

Avaiable all year

NOK 990

June - October

Monday - Sunday:   

10.00am, 12:00pm, 2.00pm, 4.00pm

November - April

Monday - Sunday:   

10.00am, 12:00pm, 2.00pm

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Sail the inner parts of the Oslofjord, from the pier next to the Oslo Opera House, along the city shoreline, between small islands, passing landmarks and historical places. See it all from an exciting new angle. Your local guide on board will point out the local attractions and provide you with a commentary.

 

On board Legacy of The Fjords, the sister ship of the award-winning eco-friendly vessel Future of The Fjords, Ship of the Year in 2018, you will have great views from every deck, as well from the inside lounges. Full universal design means that everyone can move between all the different levels on the boat. On the trip you can enjoy food and beverages, available from our kiosk. Large panorama windows will make this a wonderful experience, even in bad weather.

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                Highlights

Vippetangen is the southern tip of the Akersnes peninsula in central Oslo, located southeast of Akershus Fortress and bounded on three sides by the Oslofjord. It has in the past served as an important part of the port of Oslo. The area is currently undergoing urban renewal as part of the Fjord City development.

Sjursøya is a peninsula located in Oslo. The peninsula is entirely used by the Port of Oslo as a container and petroleum port, and serves as the primary oil port for Eastern Norway.

Heggholmen Lighthouse is a coastal lighthouse located in the Oslofjord. It was established in 1827, and automated in 1972. The lighthouse was listed as a protected site in 1998.

 

Dyna Lighthouse is a coastal lighthouse located on a reef south of Bygdøy, in the Oslofjord. It was established in 1875, and automated in 1956.

Frognerkilen is a bay in the inner Oslofjord, east of the Bygdøy peninsula.

It was an important shipping port for timber in the 17th and 18th centuries, but today a large part of the bay is used as a harbour for leisure boats. During the winter, Frognerkilen was used as a venue for harness racing—from 1875 to the 1920s—as well as speed skating in the pioneer days before 1900. Frognerkilen was also a popular site of boat sports. The rowing club Christiania RK had its headquarters at the mainland, in a locality known as "Kongen" ('The King'), whereas the Royal Norwegian Yacht Club had its headquarters at the opposite shore of Frognerkilen, in a locality known as "Dronningen" ('The Queen').

Tjuvholmen is a neighborhood in the borough Majorstuen in Oslo. It is located on a peninsula sticking out from Aker Brygge into the Oslofjord. At the tip of the peninsula, next to the sculpture park, is an outdoor bathing area. The water leads out to the Inner Oslofjord. The area was bought by the shipyard Akers Mekaniske Verksted in the mid 19th century, who planned to build a drydock there. Instead, it was bought by the municipality in 1914, and transferred to the port authority in 1919. Since 1982, the area has been used for office space, terminals, and warehouses. The Norwegian National Academy of Ballet was located there. Since 2005, the area has been sold to private developers, who are conducting an urban renewal with housing. The area has about 1,200 apartments since 2012. It is part of the Fjord City urban renewal program. This program has seen the opening of several art galleries, amongst them the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art and the Gallery Haaken.

Aker Brygge is a neighbourhood in central Oslo, Norway. Since the 1990s it has been a popular area for shopping, dining, and entertainment, as well as a high-end residential area. It was previously an industrial area. Aker Brygge is located just west of downtown on the westside of Pipervika, an arm of the Oslo Fjord, on the former ship yard of Akers Mekaniske Verksted, which ceased operations in 1982. Prior to the establishment of the shipyard in 1854, the area was known as Holmen. It was then an old yard where some minor industrial activity, and a suburban establishment grew in the early 19th century.

Oslo City Hall is a municipal building in Oslo. It houses the city council, the city's administration and various other municipal organisations. The building as it stands today was constructed between 1931 and 1950, with an interruption during the Second World War. The building is located in the city center, in the northern part of the Pipervika neighbourhood, and it faces Oslofjord. Oslo City Hall is built of red brick and has two towers, one 63 meters tall and other 66 meters tall. The bricks used are larger than what was typical at the time of construction, but are roughly the same size as bricks used in the Middle Ages.  The eastern tower has a set of 49 bells. Various events and ceremonies take place in the building, including the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony which takes place every December.

Akershus Fortress or Akershus Castle is a medieval castle that was built to protect and provide a royal residence for the city. Since the middle ages the fortress was the namesake and centre of the main fief and later main county of Akershus, which was originally one of Norway's four main regions and which included most of Eastern Norway. The fortress itself was located within Akershus main county until 1919, and also within the smaller Akershus sub county until 1842.

The castle has also been used as a military base, a prison and is currently the temporary office of the Prime minister of Norway.

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