Oslo (Norway)

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Oslo cruise port

Region
Baltic - Norwegian Fjords - Russia

Local Time
11:47 17 Oct 2018

Address
Akershusstranda 13, Skur 38, Vippetangen, Postal address: P.O. Box 230, Sentrum, N – 0103 OSLO

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Oslo is Norway's largest seaport, located on Aker River (at Oslo Fjord’s head). Oslo is also the country's capital city, with population around 670,000 (metro around 1,59 million).

Port Oslo (Norway) cruise port

  • The city is the governmental and economic centre of Norway. It serves as a hub of country's industry, shipping, trade, banking. It is a major centre for European maritime industries and shipping trade. Here are headquartered nearly 2000 companies (over 8,500 employees) within the maritime sector. Some of these are the world's largest shipbrokers, insurance brokers, passenger and cargo shipping companies. 
  • The city houses numerous cultural attractions, cultural facilities, festivals, historical buildings, museums and art galleries, recreational parks (Frogner, Bygdoy, Ekebergparken, St Hanshaugen, Toyen).
  • City's economy benefits from the operations of Norway's largest general cargo and containership port, as well as the country's main passenger shipping (ferry) gateway. The port handles annually around 6000 vessels, with total cargo volume around 6 million tons and passenger shiping volume of over 5 million. The metro area contributes around 1/4 % of Norway's GDP and generates over 1/4 of the country's tax revenues.
  • The city is one of the world's top 5 most expensive (in 2015 ranked 3rd).

Oslo cruise port

Oslo is one of the Hurtigruten ports along the "Express Route" (Norwegian Coastal Express). This is a regularly scheduled ferry and cruise itinerary in Norway, between the turnaround ports Bergen (southmost) and Kirkenes (northmost).

  • In 2011 (port's record year) were handled 170 ship calls and 312,000 passengers.
  • In 2013, the cruise port handled over 300,000 passengers from 146 different nations. Cruises to Oslo are divided in two main types of itineraries - Baltic Sea and Norwegian Fjords.
  • In 2017, the port had scheduled a total of 102 ship calls (compared to 81 calls in 2016) and handled around 155,000 passengers.
  • In 2017, most of the berthings were booked by AIDA Cruises (22 calls) and TUI Cruises (8 calls).

Oslo cruise terminal

In Port Oslo cruise ships dock on Akershus Fortress sides. There are 4 piers – Sondre Akershus (length 235 m), Vippetangen (230 m), Revierkaia (300 m) and Filipstad (350 m). In the cruise terminal area passenger amenities include coffee shop, tourist info office (city tours, free maps), souvenir shops, currency exchange, free Wi-Fi, Internet, taxi ranks.

Port Oslo cruise terminal

Downtown is within easy walking distance. The airport is 50 km (30 ml) from the terminal. Most tourist attractions are close to the terminal. Public transportation system offers bus service. Buses depart from the terminal every 30 min.

Oslo port map

To reach Bygdoy peninsula (home to Kon-Tiki, Fram museums and Viking Ships) take the ferry (at Pier 3) - travel time is 10-15 min.

Oslo tours, shore excursions, hotels

City Tours and Shore Excursions

  • Opera House: it was inaugurated in 2008. it is an architectural masterpiece. It is made of white marble and looks like a massive ice sheet. It has angular slabs resembling giant ski slopes. The construction cost was $700 millions. It is the home of the Norwegian Ballet and Norwegian National Opera.
  • Holmenkollen: famous ski jump area. It dates from the end of 19 century. The area was renovated for the Winter Olympic Games in 1952. It is 357 meter above sea level. The ski jump tower is 60 meter higher. Also you can visit the ski museum, which is the world’s oldest. Holmokollen is located in the Marka region. It is open for visitors through all the year.
  • Vigeland Sculpture Park: it is in the western part of Oslo, in the Fronger Park. Discover over 200 sculptures by Gustav Vigeland.
  • Oseberg Viking Ship Museum: on display are three of the world’s famous Viking ships. They are over 1,100 -year old.
  • National Museum of Art: collections of Norwegian and International art and 1893 paintings. It is located on Universtetsgaten, in adjacent to the Oslo University on Universtetsgaten.
  • Munch Museum: museum devoted to Edvard Munch, famous painter and pioneer of Expressionism.
  • Akershus Fortress: or Akershus Castle, built by King Hakon V in the 14th century to serve as a royal residence. It was rebuilt by King Christian IV in the 17th century.

Oslo cruise port videos

Port Oslo cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Oslo, Norway. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
14 October, 2018
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordlys
15 October, 2018
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordkapp
17 October, 2018
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Polarlys
17 October, 2018
Wednesday
Fred Olsen Cruises cruise lineBalmoral
18 October, 2018
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Vesteralen
19 October, 2018
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Richard With
20 October, 2018
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordnorge
21 October, 2018
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Trollfjord
22 October, 2018
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald
22 October, 2018
Monday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAmar11:0020:00
23 October, 2018
Tuesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Lofoten
24 October, 2018
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Spitsbergen
25 October, 2018
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordlys
26 October, 2018
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordkapp
28 October, 2018
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Polarlys
28 October, 2018
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Vesteralen23:0023:00
29 October, 2018
Monday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAmar08:0014:00
30 October, 2018
Tuesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Richard With
31 October, 2018
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordnorge

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