Where past and present meet
Akershusstranda is a strip along the fjord, beautifully located with The Akershus Castle and Fortress as a stunning backdrop. Cruise passengers can experience Oslo by foot from here.
Fish- and seafood restaurants on the waterfront can fill your stomach. Or what about taking a look at the old veteran ships, or visit the makers of traditional wooden oars?
Akershusstranda is filled by the sound of many different languages when thousands of curious cruise passengers step off the ship. The south part of Akershusstranda is the main quay for cruise ships arriving Oslo. An increasing number of cruise passengers visit Oslo. In the future Akershusstranda will be upgraded for the benefit of the general public.
The school ship Christian Radich also has its home port here below the fortress.
"Pappabuene" is the name of one of the restaurants that only opens during summer season. Historically, this was where the boats carrying working fathers out of the capital and out to the coast, left from. While families usually spent their summers at summer resorts by the coasts, the fathers had to stay in Oslo and go to work. The boats left Saturdays at 2.30, right after work.
Veteran ships and enthusiasts
The steamboats Brønnøysund and Styrebjørn, and the minesweeper Alta -a small naval warship- are a few of the veteran ships at berth at Akershusstranda, over towards Rådhusbryggene. Idealist maritime associations under the umbrella organization Oslo Maritime Kulturvernsenter reside in two sheds, number 28 and 29.