Oslo ferry port in Norway is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Frederikshavn, Copenhagen & Kiel available. With a selection of up to 21 Sailings Weekly, the port of Oslo connects Norway with Denmark & Germany.
Sailing durations range from 11 hours 45 minutes on the Frederikshavn service to 20 hours on the Kiel service.
Although there is a brief summary on this page, as sailing information can vary based on time of year we’d advise you to get live sailing times and prices in our Oslo fare search.
Found on the south east coast of Norway, Oslo ferry port serves almost seven million travellers every year. The port is situated in a stunning fjord and connects the Norwegian capital to both Denmark and Germany.
Thousands of people have relocated to Oslo, and after visiting, it’s easy to see why. Stunning architecture, a bustling waterfront area and an array of fascinating museums make Norway’s capital one of the fastest growing cities in the world. The culture and amenities are expected of a capital city, but it’s Oslo’s surrounding nature that separates it from other major capitals; endless countryside engulfs the city centre and lusciously green parks provide the ideal setting for a leisurely stroll in the afternoon sun. Vigelandsparken is the standout park in terms of aesthetics, attracting thousands of visitors per day.
As well as the beauty and adventure belonging to the city, Oslo’s main drawing point is the proximity of its attractions. The city centre is easily walkable in a day or two, which is typically the desirable option considering the impressive infrastructure and refreshingly clean environment. There are walking and bike tours on offer, showcasing the most popular and highly regarded sights – the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet House is a particular highlight. If witnessing the main attractions doesn’t sound too appealing, there are also taste tours which take visitors around the most highly rated restaurants and food chains in the city.
There is a comprehensive public transport system consisting of buses, trams, trains and the metro so the city is very easy to navigate around. The two main hubs for public transport are Oslo Central Station and Nationaltheateret, the latter being the primary underground connection.
For DFDS Seaways and Stena Line: from the E6/E18, coming from Mosseveien or the north: follow the E6 towards “Oslo/Oslo Sentrum” until you see a road sign with a ferry symbol and the names “København” and “Frederikshavn”. Continue in this direction until you reach a large roundabout above the E6. Keep left at the roundabout and continue to follow the signs to the ferries.
For Color Line: if you are approaching from the south on the E18, follow this road past Sjølyst and the small boat harbour on your right. Follow the signs for Hjortneskaien, Kiel/Hirtshals. If you are approaching from the north on the E6 follow this road through the city centre to Festningstunell, and from here follow the signs for Drammen on the E18. When you get to Oslotunnell, follow the signs for Hjortnes/Ferry to the port.
Oslo central station is the main train station in Oslo. From here there are connections to far away destinations Trondheim, Bergen, Stavanger, Stockholm (Sweden), Gothenburg (Sweden) and Copenhagen (Denmark), as well as several local and regional destinations in southern Norway and Sweden. You can walk to the port from the train station. This takes approx. 15-20 minutes.
Bus no. 60 takes you between the port and the central station/Oslo S. the bus departs approx. every 20 minutes and the journey takes about 5 minutes.
DFDS Seaways and Stena Line Vippetangen, Utstiker 2, 0106 Oslo, Norway
Color Line Color Line Terminal, Hjortnes, 0250 Oslo, Norway
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