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Oslo (Norway)

Cruise Port schedule, live map, terminals, news

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Region
Baltic - Norwegian Fjords - Russia

Local Time
2019-10-19 18:03

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 Oslofjord ’s entrance) and also country's capital and largest city with population around 670,000 (metro around 1,59 million).

The city is Norway's governmental and economic center, and also serves as country's main hub of commerce, banking, shipping trade, maritime industries. Here are headquartered nearly 2000 large companies within the maritime sector. Some of these are the world's largest shipbrokers, insurance brokers, passenger and cargo shipping companies. The city also houses numerous cultural facilities, historical buildings, museums, art galleries, recreational parks (Frogner, Bygdoy, Ekebergparken, St Hanshaugen, Toyen), annual festivals.

The metro area contributes around 1/4 of Norway's GDP and generates over 1/4 of country's tax revenues. In 2018, Oslo City was ranked 5th in the list of world's top 10 most expensive cities - following Singapore, Paris, Zurich, Hong Kong, and followed by Geneva, Seoul (Port Incheon), Copenhagen, Tel Aviv (Port Haifa) and Sydney NSW.

Oslo Airport is an international airport connecting the city to 26 domestic and 151 international airports. In 2017, the airport served over 27 million passengers, ranking it Scandinavia's 2nd-busiest (after Copenhagen) and Europe's 19th-busiest. The airport is located in Gardermoen - approx 35 km (22 ml) northeast from downtown. It is connected to downtown via Gardermoen Line (high-speed trains). The city is also served by Torp Airport (Sandefjord), located approx 119 km (74 mi) to the south of downtown.

Port Oslo (Norway) cruise port

Port Oslo

The seaport is Norway's principal (and largest) cargo and ferry port, handling weekly between 50-70 ship calls. Around 1/2 of country's population lives less than 3-hour drive from the seaport, which is located at short distance to city's main railway and road connections.

Port Oslo is the main contributor to city's economy, being ranked as Norway's largest general cargo and containership port, as well as country's main passenger shipping (ferry) gateway. The seaport handles annually around 6000 vessels, with total cargo volume around 6 million tons and passenger shipping volume nearly 7 million. The port authority company is "Port of Oslo KF".

At its modern terminals, the port can handle all types of cargo ships with draft up to 11 m (36 ft) as max quay water depth. The seaport has total land area 1,26 km2 (0,48 ml2) and total quay length 9922 m (32550 ft). Pilotage (pilot assistance) is mandatory for all vessels.

Currently, the port handles 3 daily ferry arrivals with all 21 weekly crossings between Norway and Denmark (Copenhagen, Frederikshavn) and Germany (Kiel). Regularly scheduled cruiseferries connect Oslo with Kiel (Color Line, 7 weekly crossings, travel time 20 hours), with Copenhagen (DFDS Seaways, 7 weekly crossings, time 17 hours) and with Frederikshavn (Stena Line, 7 weekly crossings, time 9 hours).

Officially inaugurated on January 8, 2019, Port Oslo now offers shoreside power supply to berthed vessels. The first ship that received shore-to-ship power was Stena Saga. The technology allows docked vessels to shut down their diesel engines and plug into city's electricity grid (via pierside electrical hookups), thus reducing bad emissions by up to 95%. The expected annual diesel fuel savings are over 1400 tons - the annual CO2 emissions equivalent of 1300 cars.

For FY2018 (fiscal year), Port Oslo reported a record volume of TEU-containers (238,000, or 14% increase over 2017) handled at YILPort Oslo terminal - Norway's newest and most modern. Half of country's population lives within 3-hours drive from the seaport, and ~80% of all containerized goods enter Norway through Oslo.

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 berth bookings were made 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
30 September, 2019
Monday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAbella22:0014:00
30 October, 2019
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Trollfjord
1 October, 2019
Tuesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordlys
2 October, 2019
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordkapp
3 October, 2019
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Finnmarken
4 October, 2019
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Polarlys
5 October, 2019
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Lofoten
5 October, 2019
Saturday
Saga Cruises Cruises cruise lineSaga Sapphire08:0012:00
6 October, 2019
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Richard With
7 October, 2019
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordnorge
8 October, 2019
Tuesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Trollfjord
9 October, 2019
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald
10 October, 2019
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Vesteralen
12 October, 2019
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordlys
12 October, 2019
Saturday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAmar10:0019:00
13 October, 2019
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordkapp
14 October, 2019
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Finnmarken
14 October, 2019
Monday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAprima07:0016:00
15 October, 2019
Tuesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Polarlys
16 October, 2019
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Lofoten
16 October, 2019
Wednesday
Fred Olsen Cruises cruise lineBalmoral
17 October, 2019
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Richard With
18 October, 2019
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordnorge
19 October, 2019
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Trollfjord
20 October, 2019
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald
21 October, 2019
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Vesteralen
23 October, 2019
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordlys
24 October, 2019
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordkapp
25 October, 2019
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Finnmarken
26 October, 2019
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Polarlys
27 October, 2019
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Spitsbergen
27 October, 2019
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Richard With23:0023:00
29 October, 2019
Tuesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordnorge
29 October, 2019
Tuesday
Cunard Cruises cruise lineQueen Mary 206:0016:00
31 October, 2019
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald
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