Oslo DFDS terminal, ferry to Copenhagen
My walk through the capital of Norway ended at the DFDS terminal, on the tip of the cape, where the Akershus fortress is located (map). From the Town Hall Square to the terminal about a kilometer and it is possible to walk for 10-15 minutes.
Here we climb on the board of DFDS Crown Seaways ferry to Copenhagen. The procedures at DFDS are somewhat stricter than at Silja, there you just have to scan the boarding pass-ticket, the DFDS is also required to present an identity document. The purpose of this procedure is not entirely clear, if you want to Norway can get overland, where there is no border control does not exist. I think it's just conservative Norwegians doing it out of old habit.
At the reception you can get acquainted with the characteristics of the vessel. The 12-deck ferry holds 2.136 passengers and 450 cars (more about ferry).
I leave my backpack in the cabin and go up to the upper deck.
There is still an hour and a half before departure, but there are already a lot of passengers on board.
Bars are particularly popular. Norwegians, exhausted by the incredibly high prices of alcohol, actively absorb drinks at a duty-free price. An hour before departure, many passengers were pretty drunk, and some fans moved through the corridors holding the walls. I must say that they did not cause any trouble to other passengers, no one paid attention to them. The audience here is more simple than on the ferries Silja, DFDS differ in lower prices, but night shows, as on the Silja ferries, there is no entertainment only bars. Lovers of strong drinks just go relax, buy a ticket back and forth, returning on the same ferry.
Well, we moved away from the pier, leaving astern the amazing beauty of the country of fjords and glaciers. But we do not say goodbye to Norway, our ferry will go along the shores of Oslofjord for a long time.