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Oslo Fjord, Oslo

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Replete with numerous small islands and winding waterways, Oslo Fjord and its surrounding environs play home to a large portion of Norway's population. Though more a bay than a stereotypical fjord, the site's geographical impact on the surrounding area throughout history has been significant. Tour the sounds and harbors of the fjord to discover the different cultures and traditions that have developed on different islands, many unique to that particular zone. Use a tour boat, kayak, or canoe to explore the coastal landscape and its accompanying historical sights, including ruined monasteries, old waterfront homes, and vintage lighthouses. After touring, kick back with a drink or a bite to eat at one of the many cafes and restaurants along the sea nearby. For Oslo Fjord and beyond, use our Oslo online journey planner to get the most from your Oslo vacation.
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  • We went on the fjord cruise on a lovely sunny day and really enjoyed it. The boat (Helena) was a nice old sailing ship that thankfully also had a motor fitted and we got to see some very pretty sights...  more »
  • Only saw the part of the fjord around Oslo itself and I didn't find it very impressive. It could be, however, that the more beautiful parts are further down the stream and it takes a boat to discover ...  more »
  • We took a ferry to visit the museums. This ferry was free with the Oslo pass, the views are acceptable but the port and commercial boats disfigure them. The ride is as pleasant
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A majority of Oslo's hotels and smaller accommodations cluster along Karl Johans Gate, the city's main drag connecting many of its downtown attractions. If you want something a bit more colorful than the average hotel, consider one of the many bed and breakfasts that have been cropping up in recent years. To escape the crowded streets, but still be walking distance from major sights, stay in the Frogner or Majorstuen neighborhoods near the royal palace. As you can probably guess, lodging is quite expensive in this European capital.
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