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If your cruise takes you across the Baltic Sea to Oslo, consider yourself lucky. Norway’s capital is considered one of the greenest cities in the world. A full two thirds of the city area is covered by forest and water. Oslo offers 343 lakes, 40 islands and many lively beaches. The old town of Gamlebyen is fascinating with exposed medieval foundation walls, a royal castle and an imposing castle complex. Oslo is also famous for its museums, with the Vikingskipshuset exhibiting Viking ships from the 9th century. From the city’s landmark – the world-famous Holmenkollbakken ski jump – visitors can enjoy a breathtaking view of the entire fjord. Don’t worry – there’s a glass elevator.


Timetable, Prices & Availability

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Ferry connections from & to Oslo

Here you see an overview of all ferry routes which currently call at the port of Oslo:

Route Country of origin & country of destination Number & Duration
Ferry Frederikshavn – Oslo DenmarkNorway 7 times a week
approx. 10 hours
Ferry Kiel – Oslo GermanyNorway 7 times a week
20 hours
Ferry Copenhagen – Oslo DenmarkNorway 7 times a week
approx. 19 hours
Ferry Oslo – Frederikshavn NorwayDenmark up to 7 times a week
approx. 10 hours
Ferry Oslo – Kiel NorwayGermany 7 times a week
20 hours
Ferry Oslo – Copenhagen NorwayDenmark 7 times a week
approx. 19 hours

Brief information harbour Oslo

Country: Norway
Language: Norwegian
Currency: Norwegian krone (NOK)
Time zone: Europe/Oslo, CET (Central European Time)
UNLOCODE: NOOSL

Addresses & Arrival

To make your journey to Oslo easier, you will find all the important addresses in the ferry port of Oslo here.

Address ferry harbour Oslo

Street: Akershusstranda 31
Postcode & city: 0150 Oslo
Country: Norway
GPS: 59.903073, 10.743263

Ferry terminals & other addresses

Provider Address
DFDS DFDS ferry terminal
Vippetangkaia
0150 Oslo
Norway
GPS: 59.903512, 10.741850
(Latitude, Longitude)
Color Line Color Line ferry terminal
Filipstadveien 25
0250 Oslo
Norway
GPS: 59.908885, 10.709421
(Latitude, Longitude)

Travel information

Travel by car to the DFDS ferry terminal in Copenhagen

  • From the south (via E6): Take the E6 in the direction of Oslo. Follow the signs to the city center and then to the DFDS ferry terminal Vippetangen.
  • From the west (via E18): Take the E18 in the direction of Oslo. Change to Ring 1 in Oslo and follow the signs to the DFDS ferry terminal at Vippetangen.
  • From the east (via E6): Take the E6 towards Oslo. In Oslo, take the Ring 3, then the E18/Ring 1 towards the DFDS ferry terminal at Vippetangen.
  • From the north (via E6): Drive south on the E6 to Oslo. In Oslo, follow the signs to the city center and then to the DFDS ferry terminal Vippetangen.

Travel by car to the Color Line ferry terminal in Kiel

  • From the north (via E6): Drive south on the E6 towards Oslo. In Oslo, follow the signs to the city center and then to Filipstadveien.
  • From the south (via E18): Drive north on the E18 towards Oslo. When you reach Oslo, follow the signs to the city center and then to Filipstadveien.
  • From the east (via E6): Drive west on the E6 towards Oslo. In Oslo, follow the signs to the city center and then to Filipstadveien.

Arrival by bus & train

  • Oslo has an excellent public transportation system. Take the train or bus to Oslo Central Station (Oslo Sentralstasjon).
  • From Oslo Sentralstasjon it is only a few minutes on foot or by bus to Vippetangen. You can use various bus and streetcar connections (lines 31 & 81 and lines 12 & 13) to the Color Line Terminal.

Arrival by plane

  • Oslo-Gardermoen Airport (OSL): Take the Airport Express Train (Flytoget) or regional trains to Oslo Central Station. From there you can walk or take the bus to the DFDS terminal.

Karte vom Fährhafen Oslo

Map from Oslo
Map from Oslo

Travel guide: Welcome to Oslo – Discover the beauty of the Norwegian capital

The city is known for its rich history, stunning architecture, picturesque surroundings and vibrant culture. In this guide, we’ll show you what Oslo has to offer and how to get the most out of your visit here.

Discover the beauty of the city: sights and places to visit

There is so much to discover in Oslo that it can be hard to decide where to start. Here are some of our top recommendations:

  • Opera House: The Opera House in Oslo is a must-see architectural masterpiece. The building was built of white marble and glass and looks like a giant iceberg rising from the water. You can climb to roof of the building and enjoy a spectacular view of to city.
  • Vigeland Museum: The Vigeland Museum is dedicated to the artist Gustav Vigeland and displays an impressive collection of his sculptures, drawings and prints. The museum is located in Frogner Park and is a must for art lovers.
  • Frogner Park / Vigeland Sculpture Park: Frogner Park is an extensive park in the heart of Oslo, famous for its sculptures by Gustav Vigeland. Here you will find over 200 sculptures of various sizes and shapes representing the human form.
  • Munch Museum: The Munch Museum houses an extensive collection of works by the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. Among the highlights of the collection are his famous paintings “The Scream” and “Madonna”.
  • Akershus Fort ress: Akershus Fortress was built in the 14th century and used to serve as a royal castle and defense facility. Today you can visit the fortress, explore its history and enjoy the beautiful view of to fjord.
  • Royal Palace: The Royal Palace is the official residence of the King of Norway and is located in the heart of the city. Here you can visit the majestic rooms and experience the changing of the guard of the royal guard.
  • Viking Ship Museum: The Viking Ship Museum is home to three Viking ships dating back to the 9th century. Here you can see the ships up close and learn how the Vikings lived and sailed.
  • Fram Museum: Insight into the Norwegian polar expedition with the historic ship Fram.
  • Kon-Tiki Museum: Thor Heyerdahl’s adventurous sea voyages and expeditions.

Experience the city: activities in Oslo

There are many activities in Oslo that will keep you moving and experiencing the city in to unique way.

  • Ferry ride: Oslo is surrounded by water, and a ferry ride is a great way to explore the city and its surroundings from the water. One of the most popular ferry routes leads to nearby Bygdøy, where several museums and beaches are located.
  • Cycling in the city center: Oslo is a bike-friendly city, and a bike tour through the city center is a great way to explore the city. You can rent bikes at many places in the city, including some metro stations.
  • Skiing: Oslo is known for its skiing opportunities, and there are several ski resorts close to the city. One of the most famous is Holmenkollen, the home stadium of the Norwegian national ski jumping team.
  • City tours: Discover the city and its highlights on a guided tour.
  • Watch the Northern Lights: An unforgettable experience in the winter months.

Food and drink and shopping

Oslo offers a wide range of restaurants and cafes with something for everyone. If you want to try Norwegian cuisine, you should definitely try “Fiskesuppe” (fish soup) and “Kjøttkaker” (meatballs). For those who like it sweet, the “Kanelbullar” (cinnamon buns) is a must. Oslo also has a burgeoning coffee culture, known for its world-class coffee houses and roasteries.

Oslo is also a paradise for shopping fans. There are many malls and stores in the city where you can buy clothes, shoes, jewelry and other souvenirs. One of the most famous shopping streets is “Karl Johans Gate”, which stretches from the Royal Castle to the Central Station. Here you will find all the big brands, but also many small boutiques with unique products.

Public transport

Oslo offers an excellent public transportation network that will get you to all the major attractions quickly and easily. The streetcar, also known as Trikk, is one of the most popular means of transportation in the city. With 6 different lines, it runs around the clock and takes you to all the important places in the city. Buses are also a good option to get from A to B comfortably. If you want more flexibility, you can also rent a bike or walk – the city is easy to explore and many places are within walking distance.

Arrival and departure by ferry

If you come to Oslo by ferry, you will land either at the port in Oslo or at the Color Line terminal near the Vippetangen district. The port area is an important transport hub in the city and offers good public transport connections. From here you can quickly reach all the important sights, such as the Opera House or the Royal Palace. When you arrive at the Color Line terminal, plan on taking a bus or cab to get downtown.

Accommodation in and around Oslo

Oslo has a variety of accommodation options to fit any budget. Whether you prefer a chic boutique hotel or a cozy vacation rental, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for here. If you’re looking for something really special, we recommend Grand Hotel Oslo, which has been hosting guests from all over the world for over 140 years. It is located right in the center of the city and offers a breathtaking view of to Oslofjord. Another great option is the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Oslo, which is located in the tallest building in Northern Europe and offers fantastic views to the city.


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