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Travel Blogs from Oslo
... views of Oslo from the top, though, so worth the hike.
The last place we wanted to visit was the Viking Ship Museum. This is a great museum with 3 9th century Viking ships, 2 in excellent condition. They also have artifacts from the ships, which were used for burials. The ships were excavated between 1867 and 1904.
We made it back to the cruise ship a little early, but just before a thunderstorm hit, so it was perfect ...
... off to the Folk Museum. Again it was excellent. There were displays of folk costumes, stories about the history of Norway, displays of folk art used to decorate their wooden houses and then about 90 houses in the park that had been brought there or reconstructed from early houses. We spent a fascinating couple of hours there.
By the time we'd finished the HOHO bus had finished for the day (24 hours is a joke, they stop running at 4.30pm even in this land ...
... the traffic is arriving for the ferry and the lines of cars are getting longer by the minute. However as I have booked Commodore class on this sailing it means I simply follow the blue line and will get priority boarding.
Sure enough after all the trucks have boarded I'm the first on the large ferry and soon have my bike tied down and unloaded.
Again just like the last few trips II have got it down to a fine art at loading and offloading the bike. All my essentials are ...
We woke up to rain and as I type this the rain is turing to wet snow. We decided against going out to explore more in favor of staying at breakfast for 2 hours and then staying warm inside. I think we are wearing out our welcome on the free computers in the lobby though and we need to move on.
There are actually a number of things to do inside here in Oslo. We may venture out to the Parliament Building, the Opera House and the National Library before leaving ...
... and set some world records (at the time). The ship was designed to house 12 men for some thing on the sale of 5 years at a time, so it had all sorts of neat and unexpected features. First, the ceilings were much taller than on other ships I've been on. Second, it was designed for entertainment, so it had a piano and salon-type area. Thirdly, it was designed for health and safety, so it had steam sauna baths on board. Also, since there was a lot of ...
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....