The ferry port of Oslo connects Norway with Denmark & Germany with ferry services operated by Stena Line, DFDS Seaways & Color Line.
There is a choice of up to 21 sailings per week from Oslo with the shortest crossing taking around 11 hours 45 minutes.
Use our guide on this page for some quick information or get live Oslo sailing times and prices in our fare search.
Oslo is the capital city of Norway. According to the Norse lore, Oslo was founded around 1048 by king Harald Hardråde.
It occupies an arc of land at the northern end of the Oslofjord. The fjord, which is nearly bisected by the Nesodden peninsula opposite Oslo, lies to the south; in all other directions Oslo is surrounded by green hills and mountains. There are 40 islands within the city limits, the largest being Malmøya (0.56 km²), and scores more around the Oslofjord. Oslo has 343 lakes, the largest being Maridalsvannet (3.91 km²). This is also a main source of drinking water for large parts of Oslo. The highest point is Kirkeberget, at 629 m. Although the city's population is small compared to most European capitals, it occupies an unusually large land area. Its boundaries encompass many parks and open areas, giving it an airy and often very green appearance.
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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