The ride across the strait from Denmark into the Oslo Fjord was on a ferry-boat – sort a cruise ship ferry boat. Great food in several restaurants, good rooms, clean and quiet over all with a huge shop (but everyone has a huge shop). It really seemed more like a cruise ship. Anyway, we ate and slept and spent the early morning up on the top deck to watch our ship sail up the 100 kilometer long (62+ miles) Oslo Fjord. Most of Norway’s fjords are along the western edge and drain into, and are flooded by, the North Atlantic. The Oslo Fjord aims due south toward Europe. It is a wide waterway and the scenery was of islands, ocean, eider duck, and woodlands. It was very much like the other great fjordlands that you can access; New Zealand and Southeast Alaska come to mind. But the fjords on the west side of Norway are even more spectacular and we will look at those down the road.
The ferry did carry cars and trucks but there was no exhaust, oil, gas smells, or humming engines as we enjoyed a rather luxurious crossing from Denmark to Norway.