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Oslo, Norway Luxury Cruises

Overview

The capital city of Norway, Oslo is a vibrant and exciting shipping town that grew from a tiny trading post in the reign of King Harald. Famous as much for its interesting Viking heritage as it is for its winter sports and legendary Munch Museum, it’s one of the country’s most visited conurbations and a popular destination for weekend breaks and cruises. The Port of Oslo is one of the busiest in the Baltic region, with over 6,000 vessels bringing around 5 million passengers to enjoy its shopping, sightseeing and culture every year.

Sightseeing in Oslo

Oslo is fairly tightly packed, not in a crowded way, but in a compact way. It’s nestled between ranges of mountainous fjords which make for a dramatic panorama if you’re arriving by cruise ship. And because it’s neatly slotted into a pretty valley, it’s small enough to travel around with ease, making it perfect for a few hours sightseeing as well as whole weeks spent here at a time. It’s got a wealth of cultural attractions close to its centre and a pretty market square in the old town where cafes and boutique stores can be found. When you disembark your cruise ship in the port, here are a few ideas for attractions you should put on your itinerary:

Tregaarden’s Christmas House: It’s the festive season all year round for this pretty little boutique in Drøbak, twenty minutes outside Oslo. Big fans of Father Christmas, or Julenissen as he’s called in Norway, this little shop sports a traditional log cabin frame and sells all manner of Christmas cards, souvenirs, candles and more. It’s also home to an official post office, so children can post their letters to Santa along with a special post mark designed by the shop.

Akershus Castle: This medieval building is part castle, part fortress, and both are open to visitors. They’re found close to the Port of Oslo, and can be reached on foot, and they offer an interesting few hours of exploration. Visitors can view the banqueting halls, which were renovated in the Renaissance period, the Royal Mausoleum and the government rooms, as well as enjoy a relaxing walk alongside the battle scarred walls that face onto the sea.

Royal Modum Blaafarveværk: Just north of the city, this unique attraction was once cobalt mines. Dating back to the 1800’s, miners removed cobalt from the rock to be used as dyes for clothing and glass. There isn’t any mining now, but visitors can enjoy a guided tour through the quarries and read about its history in the museum. Some of the old mining buildings have been turned into shops, cafes, a children’s gallery and a petting farm.

Shopping in Oslo

Oslo is a vibrant, colourful and multi-cultural city, with a cosmopolitan outlook on life. Visitors can enjoy a range of shopping that reflects its unique personality, from plenty of smaller local shops tucked away in old town houses near the centre, to modern glass-fronted shopping malls with high street chain stores and designer outlets.

Aker Brygge Shopping Centre is located next to the harbour, making it easy to get to if you only want to spend a few hours away from the boat. It’s a modern retail outlet with a good range of shops, some of which are unique to Norway, and others that are recognisable to visitors. The Mathallan Food Hall is a hectic covered market selling everything from the catch of the day to locally produced speciality goods. The theme is International, and as well as Norwegian delicacies you can pick up some authentic Spanish Tapas or Italian ingredients as well. The space in the centre is used for demonstrations and cookery classes, and it’s a must-visit destination for travelling foodies.

Eating Out in Oslo

With such great produce available, it’s no surprise Oslo has a high number of restaurants and cafes to choose from. Fish is a popular favourite, and right next to the port is a line of restaurants specialising in seafood. The Fiskerestaurant overlooks the harbour, with large floor to ceiling windows giving an impressive view along the boardwalk and towards the waiting cruise ships. It has a seasonal menu that offers dishes like Shore Crab Soup and live Norwegian lobster. The Beach Club restaurant is also worth a visit. It’s located inside the Aker Brygge Shopping Centre and has a twenty year reputation for serving the best American-style food in the city. When you step off your cruise ship to spend time in Oslo, the one thing you really mustn’t miss is a hotdog on lefse. It’s a form of flatbread and made from cream, flour, milk and potato, and you can find it in small cafes located along the harbour front.

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1 Northern Europe Capital Cities
13 April 2020 - 10 nights

Southampton | Oslo | Oslo | Copenhagen | Warnemunde | Amsterdam | Bruges | Paris (Le Havre) | Southampton more

Cruise Only £2799pp
2 Northern Europe Capital Cities
23 April 2020 - 10 nights

Southampton | Bruges | Amsterdam | Warnemunde | Copenhagen | Oslo | Oslo | Paris (Le Havre) | Southampton more

Cruise Only £3079pp
3 Scandinavia & St. Petersburg
16 May 2020 - 14 nights

Southampton | Oslo | Copenhagen | Copenhagen | Stockholm | Tallinn | St Petersburg | St Petersburg | Helsinki | Skagen | Southampton more

Cruise Only £5259pp
4 Across the Arctic Circle
01 June 2020 - 16 nights

Amsterdam | Amsterdam | Bergen | Flaam | Alesund | Torghatten | Gravdal, Trollfjord | Tromso | North Cape | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Longyearbyen | Oslo more

Fly Cruise £10449pp
5 Breathtaking Baltic - London to Stockhlom
04 June 2020 - 12 nights

Southampton | Skagen | Oslo | Copenhagen | Berlin, Germany | Tallinn | St Petersburg | St Petersburg | St Petersburg | Helsinki | Stockholm more

Fly Cruise £4049pp
Cruise Only £3789pp
6 Across the Arctic Circle
19 June 2020 - 15 nights

Copenhagen | Copenhagen | Bergen | Sognefjord | Alesund | Torghatten | Lofoten Islands | Tromso | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Longyearbyen | Oslo | Oslo more

Fly Cruise £14369pp
7 Tromso to Longyeabyen
30 June 2020 - 9 nights

Tromso | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Oslo more

Fly Cruise £6789pp
Cruise Only £6789pp
8 London to Copenhagen
05 July 2020 - 12 nights

London (Greenwich) | London (Greenwich) | Edinburgh | Edinburgh | Aberdeen | Lerwick, Shetland Islands | Flaam | Gudvangen, Norway | Nordfjordeid | Bergen | Oslo | Helsingor | Copenhagen | Copenhagen more

Fly Cruise £4949pp
Cruise Only £4949pp
9 Stockholm to Oslo
06 July 2020 - 10 nights

Stockholm | Helsinki | St Petersburg | St Petersburg | Tallinn | Riga | Klaipeda | Gdansk | Copenhagen | Gothenburg | Oslo more

Fly Cruise £4259pp
Cruise Only £5139pp
10 Spitsbergen & Norway
08 July 2020 - 18 nights

Oslo | Olden | Svolvaer (Lofoten) | Trollfjord | Narvik | Honningsvag | Longyearbyen | Ny-alesund, Norway | Tromso | Trondheim, Norway | Alesund | Bergen | Bergen | Copenhagen more

Fly Cruise £3689pp
Cruise Only £3469pp
11 Longyearbyen to Reykjavik
09 July 2020 - 11 nights

Oslo | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Jan Mayen | Akureyri | Vigur Island | Dyjandi | Latrabjarg Cliffs | Reykjavik more

Fly Cruise £6579pp
Cruise Only £6579pp
12 Arctic Islands: Svalbard, Greenland & Iceland
12 July 2020 - 14 nights

Oslo | Longyearbyen | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Reykjavik

Fly Cruise £11339pp
13 Copenghan to Reykjavik
17 July 2020 - 18 nights

Copenhagen | Lysekil, Sweden | Oslo | New Haven | Invergordon | Kirkwall | Torshavn | Akureyri | Isafjordur | Nuuk | Paamiut | Qaqortoq | Reykjavik | Reykjavik more

Fly Cruise £10169pp
Cruise Only £9819pp
14 Copenhagen to Copenhagen
17 July 2020 - 10 nights

Copenhagen | Bergen | Flaam | Gudvangen, Norway | Olden | Geiranger | Hellesylt | Arendal, Norway | Oslo | Oslo | Copenhagen more

Fly Cruise £4089pp
Cruise Only £4089pp
15 Copenhagen to London
01 August 2020 - 12 nights

Copenhagen | Oslo | Oslo | Alesund | Trondheim, Norway | Andalsnes | Olden | Eidfjord | Bergen | London (Tower Bridge), UK | London (Tower Bridge), UK more

Fly Cruise £5089pp
Cruise Only Call
16 Reykjavik to Oslo
04 August 2020 - 12 nights

Reykjavik | Isafjordur | Akureyri | Lerwick, Shetland Islands | Alesund | Bergen | Stavanger, Norway | Kristiansand | Copenhagen | Gothenburg | Oslo | Oslo more

Fly Cruise £9389pp
Cruise Only £9049pp
17 Oslo to Stockholm
16 August 2020 - 12 nights

Oslo | Aalborg, Denmark | Copenhagen | Berlin (Warnemunde) | Gdansk | Klaipeda | Tallinn | St Petersburg | St Petersburg | St Petersburg | Helsinki | Stockholm more

Fly Cruise £7049pp
Cruise Only £6689pp
18 Northern Europe Capital Cities
19 September 2020 - 9 nights

Southampton | Oslo | Oslo | Copenhagen | Bruges | Amsterdam | Paris (Le Havre) | Southampton more

Cruise Only £3189pp
19 Scandinavia & St. Petersburg
15 May 2021 - 14 nights

Southampton | Oslo | Copenhagen | Stockholm | Helsinki | St Petersburg | St Petersburg | Tallinn | Warnemunde | Southampton more

Cruise Only £5319pp
20 Ultimate Arctic Circle
01 June 2021 - 26 nights

Amsterdam | Amsterdam | Bergen | Flaam | Alesund | Torghatten | Gravdal, Trollfjord | Tromso | North Cape | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Longyearbyen | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Longyearbyen | Oslo more

Fly Cruise £12539pp
21 Southampton to Copenhagen
10 June 2021 - 12 nights

Southampton | Stavanger, Norway | Flaam | Geiranger | Hellesylt | Bergen | Kristiansand | Oslo | Oslo | Aalborg, Denmark | Helsingor | Copenhagen | Copenhagen more

Fly Cruise £4979pp
Cruise Only £4979pp
22 Arctic in Depth
15 June 2021 - 12 nights

Oslo | Longyearbyen | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Longyearbyen | Oslo more

Fly Cruise £8719pp
23 Ultimate Arctic Islands
25 June 2021 - 24 nights

Oslo | Oslo | Longyearbyen | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Longyearbyen | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Akureyri | Akureyri | Sauðárkrókur | Reykjavik more

Fly Cruise £19739pp
24 Scandinavia & St. Petersburg
03 July 2021 - 14 nights

Southampton | Oslo | Copenhagen | Stockholm | Helsinki | St Petersburg | St Petersburg | Tallinn | Warnemunde | Southampton more

Cruise Only £5399pp
25 Copenhagen to Copenhagen
06 July 2021 - 10 nights

Copenhagen | Bergen | Flaam | Gudvangen, Norway | Olden | Geiranger | Hellesylt | Arendal, Norway | Oslo | Oslo | Copenhagen more

Fly Cruise £4529pp
Cruise Only £4149pp
26 Reykjavik to Oslo
16 July 2021 - 12 nights

Reykjavik | Isafjordur | Husavik | Klasvik | Lerwick, Shetland Islands | Stavanger, Norway | Bergen | Kristiansand | Copenhagen | Copenhagen | Gothenburg | Oslo more

Fly Cruise £8579pp
Cruise Only £8199pp
27 Ultimate Arctic & Iceland
26 July 2021 - 23 nights

Reykjavik | Reykjavik | Isafjordur | Grimsey Island | Husavik | Seydhisfjordur | Heimaey | Thorlakshofn | Reykjavik | East Coast Greenland | East Coast Greenland | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Longyearbyen | Oslo more

Fly Cruise £14699pp
28 Copenhagen to Copenhagen
30 July 2021 - 10 nights

Copenhagen | Bergen | Flaam | Alesund | Olden | Kristiansand | Oslo | Oslo | Copenhagen more

Fly Cruise £4529pp
Cruise Only £4149pp
29 High Arctic Explorer
16 August 2021 - 14 nights

Oslo | Oslo | Longyearbyen | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Svalbard | Bear Island | Hammerfest | North Cape | Tromso | Gravdal, Trollfjord | Torghatten | Trondheim, Norway | Geiranger | Flaam | Vikoyri | Bergen more

Fly Cruise £10049pp
30 European Capital Cities Cruise
18 September 2021 - 9 nights

Southampton | Oslo | Oslo | Copenhagen | Amsterdam | Bruges | Paris (Le Havre) | Southampton more

Cruise Only £3879pp
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