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.
The commentary was just informative enough to highlight some of the major sites we passed which included Akershus Fortress and the Opera House,
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.
I also enjoyed seeing the summer houses dotted around the islands in the bays around Oslo.
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.