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Sunday 31 August Royal Princess (Oslo) A very smooth night with us not realising that we were even on a ship, rather just getting used to the new home, and bed, for the next 11 days. Fay awoke first at 6.30 and watched the many islands in the fiord as first light came, after a night of rain and heavy cloud cover. Weather prediction was overcast, chance of shower and 50deg (not celcius) and that is exactly what we experienced all day. We arose and went for ...
... by the end of the day – particularly on travel days. So, we walked around the City center and down to the harbor near the most solid, sober, and oppressive looking City Hall we have seen. Of course, the normal European propensity of filling public places with statues is evident here as well. Overall, the City is very clean and tidy, there is a good amount of regular life going on with construction, renovation, activities, and people everywhere.
... all we could see through the sun roof was rain.
Our hotel was in downtown. I did not see anything special on the drive from airport to here. The only thing that got my attention was the golden yellow fields, not sure what crops were there. They reminded me of Palouse.
The entrance to our hotel was inside a building that had some stores, restaurants, etc. The receptionist was nice and friendly, speaking absolutely perfect English. We got room 713. After opening ...
... doing blog entries every few days. Going to watch a comedian tonight and join in a quiz at one of the bars. Last cruise I was too unwell to do much on the boat, but this time it's good to be able to enjoy what they have on offer. Just had to add the last photo. It was on my bucket list to see the midnight sun. But you really have to be above the Arctic circle to see that....but sunset at 11.30pm is close enough for ...
... the items that were discovered in these ships, including the bones of those buried there, as well as a whole range of different items that they were buried with, including household items, cooking utensils, clothing, and trunks and other storage items, and much more. It was really fascinating, and sated my Viking appetite for the time being. I spent a fair amount of time there, then walked back down to the water, and caught the ferry back to Oslo. That afternoon i ...
Other places to stay in Oslo
Sentrum, Oslo | 4 star hotelfrom $228
- Charming and with great location, but could need some upgrading
- Didn't like it that much
- Great hotel, great location
Sentrum, Oslo | 4 star hotelfrom $179
- One of the best
- Above the average
- Great Hotel in Central Oslo
Grünerløkka - Sofienberg, Oslo | 5 star hotelfrom $167
- Good & central business hotel
- Money well spent
- Great Hotel
Sentrum, Oslo | 4 star hotelfrom $150
- Ok hotel
- Great views and good location
- Loved this place
Sentrum, Oslo | 4 star hotelfrom $187
- Rather Disappointed
- Great location, good value
- Good Hotel, Excellent Location
Sentrum, Oslo | 4 star hotelfrom $190
- Old School Atmosphere
- Lovely Hotel (if you dont mind sleepless nights!)
- Would stay there again
Uranienborg - Majorstuen, Oslo | 3 star hotelfrom $139
Bjerke, Oslo | 4 star hotelfrom $135
Uranienborg - Majorstuen, Oslo | 3 star hotelfrom $146
Vinderen, Oslo | 4 star hotelfrom $163
Sentrum, Oslo | 3 star hotelfrom $112
- Highly recommended
- Great location, free internet access
- Good value
Sentrum, Oslo | 4 star hotelfrom $159
- Excellent location!
- Wonderful hotel
- Very convenient hotel, well managed
Vinderen, Oslo | 4 star hotelfrom $173
Bygdøy - Frogner, Oslo | 4 star hotelfrom $146
- Nice hotel nasty cheese/bar prices
- Lovely hotel, good location
- Excellent value for money
Sentrum, Oslo | 3 star hotelfrom $136
Helsfyr - Sinsen, Oslo | 3 star hotelfrom $155
Sentrum, Oslo | 4 star hotelfrom $163
Vinderen, Oslo | 3 star hotelfrom $111
- Mixed feelings
- Great Rates, Great Location
- So-so hotel
Ullern, Oslo | 3 star hotelfrom $134
Sentrum, Oslo | 1 star hotelfrom $114
Uranienborg - Majorstuen, Oslo | 3 star hotelfrom $152
Sentrum, Oslo | 3 star hotelfrom $142
- Late arrival means a smoking room....
- Pleasant accomodation in Oslo: to be suggested
Vinderen, Oslo | 4 star hotelfrom $124
Uranienborg - Majorstuen, Oslo | 2 star hotelfrom $143
Uranienborg - Majorstuen, Oslo | 3 star hotelfrom $175
Sentrum, Oslo | 5 star hotelfrom $223
- If this is a great Norwegian hotel - they're in trouble
- Outdated and Overrated....