"Oslo Fjord tour by boat"
Anbefalt av , 12 sep 14
We found the title of this tour was a little misleading. The tourist's understanding of a fjord versus that of the guides in Oslo is quite different. We were expecting the large canyon style of the north coast but instead had a tour of the neighbouring islands. The tour itself was interesting and we had no issues at all with the booking company. In fact, we had forgotten our tour confirmation on board our ship but the staff at BÅTSERVICE SIGHTSEEING checked their paperwork, found our confirmation and had us in line within 15 minutes. Very nicely done.
Hello, thank you for you feedback. You have visited the Oslofjord, which is the only fjord in the Oslo area. This is quite clear both in the text on www.visitoslo.com and www.nyc.no, and in the brochure that you get at the Tourist Information office and on board.
The other fjords of the Western part of Norway are very far away from Oslo, at least 5-6 hours by train or car, and cannot be reached by boat on a two hour round trip.
The Oslofjord is different from the other fjords, and the pictures online and on the brochure show the islands of the Oslofjord and the itinerary of this trip.
We hope you enjoyed your stay in Oslo!
Anbefalt av lismick, 28 aug 14
Været går det jo aldri an å gjøre noe med, men båten var utstyrt med presenning så vi forble tørre
på hele den 3 timer lange turen. Det var en fantastisk tur. Vi kommer til å gjøre det igjen neste sommer.
"Vi bor i Oslo, ..."
Anbefalt av Bengt, 30 jul 14
Vi bor i Oslo, det var veldigt fint med den infomasjonvi fikk og den ruten båten tog så vi fikk se allt nytt,Bjørvika og Tjuvholmen fra sjøsiden.
Vi kommer nog att ta andre båtturer efter dette.
"Turen var veldig bra men..."
Anbefalt av Persian Rose, 26 jul 14
Turen var veldig bra men litt trang!
"Best trip on the fjords"
Anbefalt av Viola, 19 jul 14
It is gentle and calm way to visit places on fjord
"Hop - On Boat"
Anbefalt av RK2BCH, 04 jul 14
A great way to see our No 1 sites in Oslo. I would recommend taking a full day, getting off first at Kontiki, as one can spend several hours there.
Anbefalt av Thor Harald, 04 jun 14
Dette er et 2-timers mini-cruise i Oslofjorden på seilbåt (med motor). Båten kjører rundt og du får oppleve fjordidyll, sjøhus og severdigheter som forventet. Guide via lydanlegg på engelsk. De border ganske mange folk, og hvis du vil ha bord ved rekka må du møte opp tidlig og stille deg fremst i køen. Setene er harde og solen er sterk; sitteunderlag og beskyttelse mot solen anbefales. Alkohol, vafler og snacks kan kjøpes i byssa. Båten vibrerer en del på grunn av motoren, og skal du filme, bør du bruke stabilisator og kort lukkertid.
"Jeg synes 2 timer var..."
Anbefalt av Saso, 12 sep 13
Jeg synes 2 timer var litt for lang, kunne vært bedre med 1,5 timer. . Ellers Oslo Fjord var veldig fin tur. Folk som jobbet der var veldig dyktige.
"Great sightseeing service"
Anbefalt av Rhoda - Houston TX, 10 sep 13
The tour guide was funny and entertaining, but very informative. The tour itself took you through the inlets and outlets of the islands within the Oslo fjord for 2 hours...this is an excellent way to see this beautiful region especially if you're only in Oslo for a short time. The boat ride was also very relaxing. This trip is highly recommended for photographers also because unlike other tours, the boat actually gets close enough to the islands so that you can take some great pictures. Finally, it's a great and relaxing way to soak in the sun while taking in some breathtaking views.
"Very Good Customer Service"
Anbefalt av Canadian Family, 04 sep 13
We recently spent three days in Oslo. We took the 2 hour Fjord Cruise tour first and it was delightful. Our guide was excellent and provided many interesting, and often humourful, anecdotes about Oslo and the surrounding areas.
The next day we had booked for the 4-hour selected sites tour and of course it started to rain when we were at the sculpture park. This wouldn't have been so bad, except our tour bus departed without us, and from a different location than we had been told. Obviously no count was done prior to departure, because we were all of 20m to the left of our designated bus. After frantically trying to find the bus, in the rain, for almost 30 minutes, I spoke with one of the site guides who took me to a bus driver.
Both gentlemen were very kind. The driver called the office. We were promptly refunded our tour price and added to another tour free of charge. They made sure we knew the arrangements, showed us to our next bus, and were so very polite and helpful.
Because of this caring customer service, instead of continuing to be cold, wet and grumpy, once we got back to the hotel I promptly booked us for a third tour.
Their service is rather excellent and they take care of their customers.
Anbefalt av , 26 aug 13
Två timmar var ganska lagom för en båtsightseeing. Vädret var perfekt! Det gör vi gärna om, men nästa gång ska jag testa bussguidningen.
"we like it"
Anbefalt av girl, 23 aug 13
Thema weather was very stormy at this day, but the ship goes calm. The green isles are beautiful , you Muster have seen it .
"Det var en super oplevelse...."
Anbefalt av Christina , 06 aug 13
Det var en super oplevelse. Vejret var perfekt. Så helheds opleveren var i top. Det var rigtigt hyggeligt at sejle rundt ude i fjorden mellem øerne
"Turen måtte gerne være længere!"
Anbefalt av , 22 jul 13
Super tur og fin båd. Hvis deet havde været muligt ville jeg gerne have booket en 2, eller en 2,5 eller 3 timers tur - men det kom ikke op online. Det var vist ikke muligt at bytte vores billet fra en 1,5 til en 3 timers tur.
Anbefalt av Serge, 26 jun 13
It was the first cruise this summer and it was rather cool (not warm).
Amount of plaids was not enough to satisfy all the customers.
Shrimps were very tasty.
Anbefalt av Igor, 21 jun 13
I totally recomend to you!!
Great and unique opportunity to see another Oslo!
Anbefalt av , 24 mai 13
Flott tur, hyggelig guide. Det hadde vært fint med en oversikt over når den lille båten går, og når den store seilbåten går, slik at mankan planlegge hvilken båt man får. Vi tar båten ofte i jobbsammenheng med brukere
"This hostel was really really..."
Anbefalt av , 10 apr 13
This hostel was really really nice, the rooms and bathrooms were clean and spacious, and the kitchen was the biggest and nicest I've seen in a hostel. Great breakfast every day and the staff was very helpful. It's not super close to the city center and it's up a giant hill, but I would definitely recommend it.
Anbefalt av , 29 aug 12
Everything was just fantastic - 5 stars :-)
"Only fun in good weather!"
Anbefalt av Pam, 07 aug 12
Do not expect too much. You 'sail' for one hour to a place.They trow out the ancre and you can eat. Enhough shrimp for everybody, no complaints about that! Afterward you just sail basically the same way back only a slight detour past the opera house which is nice...
Only make this trip in good weather otherwise it is no fun at all!!
"Not sure of the value"
Ikke anbefalt av redrocker, 31 jul 12
Not sure of the value of this trip versus the city ferry service. It's not a functioning sail boat, and the tour is not that much different than what the city ferry service offers except that you can get food/drink available on board. I didn't take one of the evening musical tours, which may be better value. The staff on board are very nice and helpful. They get a thumbs up from me.
"Grand Tour of Oslo - Bus and Boat 7.5 hours. "
Anbefalt av Bob and Nancy from the USA, 26 jun 12
A fantastic guided tour! It was very well organized and the guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. The free time we got allowed us to customize the tour to our liking (as well as get a little rest). To be able to see Oslo from the water as well as the land made this a very special experience. In a relatively short time I feel that we saw many of the highlights of Oslo - and it was at a relaxed pace.
"Fin opplevelse på en kald sommerdag."
Anbefalt av BLS, 05 jun 12
Tross en kald og lei vind hadde vi en fin tur. Det at båten er delvis overbygd og ikke var fullbooket gjorde at vi kunne velge om vi ville sitte inne eller ute. Gode pledd hjalp også på.
Guiden var hyggelig og ga gode kommentarer langs turen uten å virke påtrengende. Vi fikk god tid til å bare nyte turen.
"Overall a Good Tour"
Anbefalt av NRajan, 31 mai 12
This is with reference to the Grand Tour of Oslo that I and my 2 friends took on 27 May, 2012.
I just felt that the Oslo Fjords Sightseeing was not worth for 2 hrs. A majority of these were private islands. Appreciate, if time for this is reduced and more time is given at the Ski Jump (esp, Simulator) and Viking Skulpture Park.
But, otherwise, the visit to the Museums and other places is good.
Anbefalt av Marios, 01 sep 11
a very good tour which icludes everything.it would be even better if we had a little more time to see each of the places we visited
Anbefalt av , 27 aug 11
If you have a short amount of time to visit the main items of interest in Oslo this is a good way to go. The tour provides you with a good over view of the city.
Anbefalt av Rainer M., 30 jun 11
Anlässlich einer 2 1/2 Tage-Städtereise buchte ich die Grand Tour Oslo- eine kombinierte Boots-/ und Bus-Tour durch das gesamte Stadtgebiet von Oslo. Dadurch erhielt ich einen großartigen Überblick über die Geschichte Norwegens und das aktuelle Stadtbild.Die junge Resieführerin erklärte alles auf eine gut verständliche und charmante Weise in Englisch.
Ich bin 100% ig zufrieden.
"A nice relaxing time"
Anbefalt av Eva, 20 jun 11
We had a nice overview of how life on those little islands can be with this 2 hour boat trip (fjord trip). Luckily the whether was pretty nice. The girls giving explanations were kind.
We were a little disappointed when visiting Oslo city because of its general architecture : this boat tour remains then one of our best visit: This part of Oslo directed to the sea & its islands is a must-see !
"Oslo Grand Tour - Oslo in a nutshell"
Anbefalt av Leli, 16 jun 11
The Grand Tour offers many highlights of Oslo, however, time is very short. The boat trip is nice but too long which means that there is not so much time left for the museums. I would recommend to shorten the boat trip so that more time is available for the cultural part. The guide Max was very friendly and highly motivated. The pick-up service from the hotel however did not work - we finally had to walk to the harbour because the promised bus did not come.
Anbefalt av Jussi, 12 mai 11
I was pleased in the sightseeing presentation
"Båtservice Sightseeing AS"
Anbefalt av Mark Bohan, 08 des 10
Enjoyed the trip around the Oslofjord Islands.
Suggest, given the extreme cold, it would have been nice to offer free hot beverages to those who braved the journey! Tourists have a hard enough time with the expense of Norway as it is! :-)
"Det var morsomt. "
Anbefalt av , 07 sep 10
Det var morsomt.
"The trip quite good, but..."
Anbefalt av Marina, 31 aug 10
The trip quite good, but is too much tourists, if it is raining on a deck place under a roof there is not enough.
"Serviceinnstilt guide om bord"
Anbefalt av S., 23 aug 10
Jeg bestilte billettene til noen tyske venner som ikke snakket hverken norsk eller engelsk. Da guiden la merke til at vennene mine kun snakket tysk, forklarte hun alt til dem på tysk og det satte de veldig pris på!
"Not in December"
Anbefalt av tt, 04 jan 10
Very Nice trip, but my advice is to avoid the period of December becaouse of ice on the sea that comprimise your journey
"2 h de Magie"
Anbefalt av piedmarin, 27 sep 09
La magie du fjord d Oslo , sous un ciel typiquement scandinave , du soleil , des nuages , un crachin , une lumière splendide que l'on retrouve dans certain tableaux nordiques . Magnifique pour le corps et l'esprit !!!
Au sujet du bateau ,ponctualité scandinave, petit ( ça bouge ) bateau très très sympa tout en bois , une ambiance marine bien entretenue par la jeune guide très attentive , souriante , un service à bord parfait et intéressante dans ses commentaires en direct tout au long du périple. Le confort avec en plus comme souvent en Norvège une mise à disposition de couverture polaire pas superflu du tout ....en Septembre. Je recommande , très bon produit . ( même pas malade)
"A nice overview of the..."
Anbefalt av Dwight Nelson, 06 sep 09
A nice overview of the Oslo Fjord. The guide was informative and helpful. This is a nice outing while in Oslo.
"Good sightseeing of 3 hours although the leaflet said 4."
Anbefalt av Jimena, 21 aug 09
The guide was very good. Apart from English, she spoke Spanish.
"Nice trip in the Oslo bay"
Anbefalt av ste, 17 aug 09
It was a nice trip, the time is about 2 hours and you have the opportunity to see the islands in front of the Oslo port. It's possible to see sea houses of norwegian people, that are really different from the sea houses here in italy. i think it's good to have this trip and then take the other boat that brings you to the islands.
"A most enjoyable way to..."
Anbefalt av Martyn, 18 jul 09
A most enjoyable way to spend an evening. The prawns were superb.
"Half-day Oslo Sight-seeing"
Anbefalt av Toey, 09 jul 09
Enjoyable moment for half-day tour in Oslo. Worth the money in exchange with knowledge gained, especially from the tour leader.