About Oslo Fjord City

About Oslo Fjord City

Few elements are as defining to the Norwegian capital as the natural, blue fjord. That is why the urban development project entitled Fjord City is so determined to open up the stunning scenery surrounding the water, making the areas along the shore more accessible and inviting to both residents and visitors.

The adventure known as the Fjord City, or Fjordbyen, started on January 19, 2000. That was the day when Oslo City Council decided that the stretch of land closest to the fjord should be made available for urban development and become a part of the wider cityscape.

Still, the Port of Oslo is an important part of the commercial makeup of the city and all container terminals providing crucial domestic and international trade connections will be moved south of the city to accomodate the rapid growth of Norway's largest and busiest port.

The developments are due to finish in 2030, and by then Oslo will have gained not only a beautiful new part of the city but also a brand new and modern container terminal.  

Oslo Fjord City spans from Frognerkilen, west of the city, to Sydhavna in the south. This is an area of about 2,260 km² in total. A vital part of the project is to build wide paths along the water to enable anyone to walk or cycle along the fjord, the whole stretch from one side to the other if they wish. 

Because of the sheer extent of the project, it will also be necessary to make great changes within the way that the Port of Oslo operates. The Oslo Port Authority, Oslo Havn KF, ownes much of the area along the fjord and will be instrumental to the project and the completion the Fjord City. 

The articles listed under Fjord City are there to inform you about the different areas along the shore and the developments that are currently taking place. 

If you want to know more about the extensive project that is the Fjord City, you should visit the websites of the Municipality of Oslo. Unfortunately, due to maintainance work the information about the project is currently only available in Norwegian.