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... area of town, seeing some wonderful architecture such as the University of Oslo and the National Theater buildings.
We also saw the Oslo Rådhus (town hall). This building is world famous as the home of the annual Nobel Peace Prize ceremony. It has an art deco style. Probably the most eye-catching feature of the building is the astrological clock. The twelve signs of the zodiac are interspersed around face of the clock.
Ultimately we found ...
... display". This was an interesting museum and we could have spent a lot longer here, as we love to question people who actually know answers.
We grabbed lunch at the cafe - bottomless coffee for Travis, free tap water (one thing Scandanavia is good at providing), and split an open-face moose sandwich. The moose part was patties of ground meat so you couldn't really tell it apart from beef.
... left the group at the top of the pedestrian mall and set out to discover more on our own. The city is surrounded by beautiful parkland and gardens, not the least being that surrounding the Royal Palace. Jan and I particularly enjoyed our visit to the Royal Palace. It is a very stately building when the King of Norway resides and can walk right around the palace and through the adjoining gardens. People were out in droves enjoying the warm day. It ...
On our first night whilst moving between quizzes, we shared the elevator to the '<i>Crow's Nest’</i> with a young couple Jane and Nick. Both live in Southampton and both are originally from the Isle of Wight. As Roisin and Jane got talking, it came as no surprise that Jane’s family knows the family of an ex colleague and good friend of Roisin’s. In fact Jane’s mother was the predecessor to Roisin’s friend in the local Brownie ...
... instead. We continued on to the Nobel Peace Center. We expected this to be a quick stop, however, we ended up spending quite a bit of time in their social media exhibit. It was fascinating to read about the impact of social media on democracy around the world, and enjoy the interactive part of the exhibit. We contributed to the wall of democracy by creating messages with pipe cleaners and writing messages that were than displayed in a ...
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 $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....