Travel Blogs from Oslo
... of Helsinki whilst maintaining the characteristic Northern European feature of quadrupling the price of everything!
After our epic train journey from Bergen we found our hotel in the city centre very easily. It takes 'basic' hotel to a whole new level. You check yourself in at a touchscreen computer, issue your own key card and show yourself to your room which contains a bed a shower and a loo .... That's it! It's ...
I thought we were in a quiet part of town but there seemed to be parties all night and people in the streets having a good time. Of course never going dark is a good incentive to party on.
Busy day. Out of the hotel quite early. Found the cleaning lady's trolley unattended and stole a couple of extra towels to use as bath mats. They are very stingy with towels and the rooms are serviced once a week - or when you leave.
Found our way to the ...
... ramp I was waved on-board.
Once the bike was tied down I went for a wonder around the ship. On a map this stretch of water looks rather small but from the ship its extremely wide and appears to be a very busy shipping area.
With a cup of coffee in hand I headed up onto top deck to see what I could see. Again it was rather sunny but with that freezing westerly wind blowing it still felt rather chilly.
45 minutes later our double ended ferry called "Prins ...
... the "Grand Tour," we didn't have to wait in it. I asked where the line for people who had already paid was, and they lady just took my paper and processed me in front of everybody else. Really, that just meant printing a receipt, as they don't use pretty paper tickets here, just slips of register paper.
Upon reaching the boat, we asked the guy loading us what side was better. He said the left, but then we weren't sure what side was actually left. Ultimately, I ...
July 19 Friday Today I started off with the idea of going to the National History museum as I wanted to get a better picture of how the Vikings fitted in to the picture. It turns out that I arrived a half hour early. There was a metro station nearby, so I decided to instead head off to Holmenkollem, the site of the world's only ski jump made of steel in the world. The ride took about 30mins and involved a gradual climb up the mountain. ...
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 | 3 star hotelfrom $175
Uranienborg - Majorstuen, Oslo | 2 star hotelfrom $143
Sentrum, Oslo | 5 star hotelfrom $223
- If this is a great Norwegian hotel - they're in trouble
- Outdated and Overrated....