Fjord Sightseeing

Finding myself with a few hours to spare and needing a sit down after a long day of walking I decided to try one of the many fjord sightseeing tours available in Oslo harbour; the one I chose was a two hour round trip, which I think is plenty of time to admire the scenery of the fjord.

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The commentary was just informative enough to highlight some of the major sites we passed which included Akershus Fortress and the Opera House,

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and point out some of the lesser known sites such as this beautiful building that used to be a lighthouse and was the first Norwegian lighthouse to be connected to electricity in 1928.

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I also enjoyed seeing the summer houses dotted around the islands in the bays around Oslo.

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I really enjoyed the trip, even if for the last half hour the wind really picked up and I got very cold! It’s definitely something you should do to get a good overview of the city and its surroundings, as well as a sense of its history.

There are more photos from the boat trip to be found here.

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