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Visiting Oslo

Imagine a midsummer night’s eve with sun still high in the sky as you hop from café to café with newfound friends. Norway’s capital is awash in green forests, packed with historical sights lining ancient streets like Karl Johans Gate, surrounded by scenic fjords, and is a popular playground for those who like winter sports, from ice skating to cross-country skiing.

It’s also a haven for museum lovers, who flock to the Bygdoy Peninsula in Western Oslo to peruse the collections of repositories like the Kon-Tiki Museet and the popular Viking Ship Museum, while art lovers always enjoy the exhaustive collections of the Vigelands-museet and the ... Read More
Imagine a midsummer night’s eve with sun still high in the sky as you hop from café to café with newfound friends. Norway’s capital is awash in green forests, packed with historical sights lining ancient streets like Karl Johans Gate, surrounded by scenic fjords, and is a popular playground for those who like winter sports, from ice skating to cross-country skiing.

It’s also a haven for museum lovers, who flock to the Bygdoy Peninsula in Western Oslo to peruse the collections of repositories like the Kon-Tiki Museet and the popular Viking Ship Museum, while art lovers always enjoy the exhaustive collections of the Vigelands-museet and the Munch-museet.

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Stories and Tips Oslo

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Major Buildings

Written by LenR on 04 Dec, 2008

Town HallThe once controversial town hall is only a few minutes’ walk from Karl Johans gate towards the waterfront. The imposing dark brown brick building with its twin towers was opened in 1950 to celebrate the city’s 900th anniversary.The main approach to the town hall…Read More


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Main Street

Written by LenR on 04 Dec, 2008

Oslo’s main street is called Karl Johans gate. It starts at the Oslo S train station at the eastern end of the city centre, up the hill passing the cathedral and on to the parliament building as a pedestrianised street. From here it sweeps down…Read More


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Oslo Airport

Written by LenR on 04 Dec, 2008

Oslo Airport, Gardermoen is the principal airport serving the Norwegian capital. It is also the main international airport serving Norway, with flights to a large number of European airports, and some flights to other continents. It is located at Gardermoen 48 km (30 miles) northeast…Read More


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The Royal Palace of Norway (Slottet)

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 18 Sep, 2007

I spent a month in Norway and two weeks in its beautiful and friendly capital of Oslo. I spent a lot of time walking around the city sightseeing and meeting people along the way. One of my favorite walking routes in Oslo was from my…Read More


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Akershus Slott (Fortress)

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 17 Sep, 2007

My second day in Oslo, I wanted to go out and see Oslo and all of its glory. After breakfast in the Haraldsheim Hostel dining room, I returned to my room to get my things, and as I was getting ready to catch the bus…Read More


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Vigeland Sculpture Park

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 16 Sep, 2007

Vigeland Sculpture Park was one of my favorite places when I visited Oslo, Norway in the Summer of 1995. With its free admission and 212 realistic and fascinating statues by Norway's favorite son and sculptor, Gustav Vigeland, I visited here at least three or four…Read More


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Oslo for Free

Written by Owen Lipsett on 28 Jan, 2005

Oslo is a wonderful city... and a very expensive city. If you can’t afford the Oslo Pass, which entitles you to free entry to all museums, free public transportation, and free parking, don’t worry. You can visit all of the following attractions free…Read More


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Vigeland Park

Written by AnaMH on 19 Nov, 2000

Vigeland Park has an interesting history. In 1901 Gustav Vigeland made a fountain for Oslo, which was so popular with the town that it was purchased in 1904. They just had one problem…they couldn’t decide where to display it. It was put into storage until…Read More


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Port of Call - St. Petersburg

Written by BRAMCOTE on 31 May, 2005

Due to bad weather conditions and the ship not being allowed to dock at Helsinki, we arrived in St. Petersburg a day early. As our visas were for the following 2 days, we were not allowed to leave the ship other than to walk down…Read More


A Slice of Oslo Shopping

Written by Mr. Wonka on 18 Jan, 2004

Better start applying now for those low-interest credit cards if you’re planning on shopping in Oslo. Nothing is cheap in this city, and consumer goods are no different. Clothes, music, and electronics all sport heftier price tags than you’ll find in the States and most…Read More


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