Oslo Mini Cruise, Oslo
Tel: 47 23 35 68 90
Concierge.com's insider take:
For a boat ride that's both practical and scenic, take this traditional wooden schooner for stops at popular Oslo sites including the Opera House, City Hall, and the museums peninsula called Bygdøy. There are a few tables inside, but even in the winter chill most passengers opt to sit outside to watch the sights along the Oslo Fjord pass by (there are piles of fleece blankets as well as hot chocolate and coffee from the bar to keep you toasty). A recorded voice shares info about the fjord's bird and marine life and points out the sights, including the small, rocky islands dotted with simple wooden shacks painted in bright colors where many an Oslo city dweller escapes to during the summer months. The entire loop through this end of the fjord takes an hour and a half. Tickets are good for a 24-hour period, though, so you can use the scenic ride to hop between the museums, city center, and opera house throughout the day.—Terry Ward
Open daily 9:45 am to 3:45 pm. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.