The only way to visit Oscarsborg Fortress is by boat. If you do not have your own boat, you are welcome aboard the Norwegian Armed Forces’ MS Oscarsborg II. In Romerike in the summer season, it is possible to take beautiful round trips with either the MS Øyeren at Nordre Øyeren and Glomma, or the Skibladner at Mjøsa. It is also possible to hop off at stops along the way if you have plans to visit other locations. The Nesoddfergene ferries travel between Oslo/Lysaker and Nesoddtangen all year round. In the summer, some of these ferries travel all the way along Nesoddlandet and on to Oscarsborg Fortress, Drøbak and Son.
With frequent daily departures, the Oscarsborg II transports guests and visitors from the mainland to Oscarsborg Fortress. The ferry takes approximately 10 minutes from Drøbak. The ferry leaves from Sundbrygga on the land side all year round, and from Drøbak town centre at weekends and during the summer season. For more information about ferry times and ticket prices, see Oscarsborg Fortress.
Mjøsa’s white swan still ploughs majestically on Norway’s largest lake. The beautiful paddle steamer from 1856 is the oldest in the world that is still in operation. You can choose which quay you would like to start your journey from. In Romerike, Eidsvoll is the departure location. In addition to the regular timetabled service, it is also possible to hire the ship for charter trips and companies. For more information, see Skibladner.
The MS Øyeren departs from Fetsund Lensemuseum and sails to Glomma and into Nordre Øyeren Nature Reserve, which also constitutes the Nordic region’s largest inland delta. The catamaran departs from both Fetsund Lensemuseum and Lillestrøm. MS Øyeren is a restaurant boat, with both indoor and outdoor seating. For timetables and more information, see MS Øyeren.
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The Nesoddfergene ferries
In the summer, route 602 departs from Aker Brygge in Oslo, and travels via Nesoddtangen and all the quays on Nesodden’s western side, including Drøbak and Son. For more information about prices and timetables, see Ruter.
Ferries to Oslo
Travel by ferry to Oslo from Kiel, Fredrikshavn or Copenhagen.
Color Line sails between Oslo and Kiel with daily departures at 14.00 from both cities.
Stena Line sails directly between Oslo and Frederikshavn, Denmark. Departure from Oslo at 7.30 pm Tuesday-Sunday (summer: every day) with arrival in Frederikshavn at 7.45 am. Departure from Frederikshavn at 10.00 am with arrival in OSlo at 6.30 pm.
DFDS Seaways sails between Oslo and Copenhagen with daily departures at 17.00 from both cities.