Experience Oslo Like a Local

Swim in the Fjord

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Discover the Striking Fjord Islands on this Oslo Island Hopping Tour

The fjord islands are a must-see stop when visiting Oslo. Arriving at these green havens, the capital city will seem a world away and you’ll soon realize why many locals have their holiday cabins here. You’ll walk the coastal forests, sea cliffs, charming villages and historic sites of the inner Oslo fjord with your knowledgeable guide. This is a great way to see the city from the water if you are in Oslo for a long weekend.


Stunning water views both of the city and the fjord

Get away from the bustling city to a quiet holiday paradise in just 10 minutes

Swim the clean waters of the Oslo fjord

Enjoy the local atmosphere of summer life on Oslo's islands

Learn about Oslo’s history and Norwegian culture

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Trip Details

Trip Details


4,500 NOK for groups of up to 10 participants

For groups of more than 10, please contact us directly.

Departure time

Every half hour from morning until mid-afternoon

Meeting point

The departure point for the public boats to the islands is Rådhusbrygge 4, 0160 Oslo. We will meet near the small orange tower next to the dock, by platform E.


  • Daily, mid-May through mid-September
  • No tours will run on 17th May (national day)


4 hours


Private tours are available in English, French, German, Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish

Fitness level

Moderate – mostly flat terrain

Group size

Maximum 10 people – for groups of more than 10, please contact us directly.

Not included

  • Lunch (can be purchased along the way)
  • Travel tickets (can be purchased from Viking Biking at cost; NOK125 adult, NOK65 child (under 18), NOK65 senior (over 67))

What to bring

  • Walking boots or sneakers suitable for rocky terrain
  • Swimsuit & towel
  • Backpack & water
  • Picnic lunch (this can also be purchased on the tour)

Good to know

  • This tour uses ferries which are part of the public transport system.
  • An average fitness level is required. The walking is mostly flat but on a mix of stones, gravel paths and dirt roads. Participants should be able to walk for 30 minutes at a moderate pace and wear good walking shoes for the trails.
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start of the tour.


Full refund up until 24 hours before departure time

The Day’s Activities

Explore Oslo’s natural summer paradise on this four-hour island hopping tour. Discover more about Norway’s island culture as you hop on and off ferries to visit the fjord islands of the capital and get into holiday mode. Each island has a distinct personality and charm which is why we visit three of them. Our first stop will be Bleikøya, a locals-only island where it is unusual to see tourists, making it a great place to get an authentic understanding of island life. This island has the best views of the city from the sea.

Next will head to the island of Lindøya, an island that is home to some 300 brightly painted traditional wooden cabins separated by flower-covered paths. In summer, many Osloites spend a month or longer in this pretty little village.

We’ll get back on the ferry to visit our final stop, the historic island of Hovedøya. Here we’ll explore the fascinating ruins of a nearly 1000-year-old abbey and 19th-century city ramparts. Your guide will explain the stories behind these landmarks and give you an introduction to Norwegian culture.

Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit on the tour to swim in the waters of the Oslo fjord – an experience not to be missed! At the end of the tour, we’ll catch the ferry for the fourth time and head back to the centre.

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