Several good reasons to do turn arounds in Oslo

Scandinavia’s largest source market

141.000 Norwegians took a cruise in 2013[1]. That is 54 % of the Scandinavian source market (288.000 pax).

Turn arounds and thus regional visibility is an effective way to make your cruise line brand known in Norway and Scandinavia.


Effective and easy accessibility

More than 200 direct international and intercontinental airline-routes to Oslo.

28 direct domestic routes to Oslo.

Oslo Airport Gardermoen handled 23 mill. pax in 2013  and will have capacity  for 28 mill pax in 2017.

Daily ferry arrivals from Denmark (Copenhagen, Fredrikshavn) and Germany (Kiel).

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Tax Free shopping

Norway is outside the EU, meaning that all Passengers living outside the Nordic can buy Tax Free when they are visiting Norway. Global Blue Tax Free has experienced that many Passengers are struggling with filling out the Tax Free forms they get after making the purchases. To reduce this problem, Global Blue has made a purchase card for FREE for all people travelling. This card fill inn all information that has to be at the form. We hope you can send this information to your travelers when they have purchased a ticket for the cruise. Note; it can take up to 2 weeks to get the traveler card, so this info has to follow the order when the traveler has made the purchase.

Tax Free shopping in Norway

With the Global Blues Tax Free service you can save money on your shopping – simply look for the Tax Free logo and save up to 19% on you purchases!

More than 4.000 shops in Norway offers the Global Blue Tax Free service, so always remember to ask for a Tax Free form.

How to shop Tax Free in Norway:

  1. Spend more than 315NOK (approx. €40) in one store and ask for a Tax Free form
  2. You have to be resident outside Norway, Sweden, Finland or Denmark to be eligible

How to get your tax refund:

  1. Get your tax refund at the last Norwegian port. A Global Blue representative comes onboard approx.. 1-2 hours before departure. In Oslo you will get your tax refund inside Oslo Cruise terminal if the cruiseship is docked at Søndre Akershuskai.
  2. You have to present your Tax Free forms, passport/ID card and goods to get your tax refund.
  3. Remember to bring all your Tax Free forms, also from other Norwegian cities where you shopped Tax Free goods.


Tired of filling in all your Tax Free forms by hand?

Register for the new The Global Blue Card

The new Global Blue card makes Tax Free shopping easier – with a Global Blue Card you can save up to 19% when you shop abroad without the hassle of filling in Tax Free forms by hand. With a swipe of your card in the shop all your details will automatically be filled out on your Tax Free forms.

Register for a free card here

The Global Blue Card will be sent to your home address approx. two weeks after registration.

For more information about Tax Free shopping in Norway, please visit Global Blues webpage

Or contact Global Blue Norway at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New manager takes on marketing at Port of Oslo

Anette Braekke is to head up a recently restructured marketing department at the Port of Oslo from June 1, when current cruise marketing manager Margrethe Austad steps down after 18 years to pursue new opportunities.

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Downloadable Reports

  • Priser og forretningsvilkår 2015

    Priser og forretningsvilkår for Oslo Havn KF fra 1. januar 2015
  • Prices and Commercial Terms 2015

    Prices and Commercial Terms and Conditions at the Port of Oslo valid from 1 January 2015
  • Market Review 2013 CRUISE BALTIC

    The cruise business in the Baltic Sea has seen a year with positive growth rates in 2012 – overall passenger numbers, calls and turnarounds have all increased.
  • Future Port Development in Oslo

    In mid-December 2010 a group from the Oslo Municipality, fronted by the PBE group (Agency for Planning and Building Services), along with participants from the Port of Oslo and Visit Oslo, released a report on the future demand for cruise quays in Oslo.
  • Development of the Cruise Industry

    On the initiative of Innovation Norway, Horwath Consulting has written a memo on the most important environmental aspects to be considered in the further developement of the cruise industry in Norway.


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