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Travel Blogs from Oslo
ALARM 0515: Up, showered, packed and out into the early crisp morning air! Its -5C and pitch black. Our taxi takes about 10 minutes to reach the Central Station. A few "down and outs 'share a can of Carlesberg whilst chirpy Chinese types trundle their trolly suitcases (with impossibly tiny luggage) to catch a train to the Airport and home to Shanghai or Seoul . We nibble on our hotel packed breakfast waiting for the 0732 Train to ...
... the main railroad station in Oslo, and the Royal Palace. The route changes its direction and width slightly halfway between these two points, at Egertorget, a square at the intersection of Karl Johans gate and Øvre Slottsgate. This is the highest ...
... Park. We were back on board at 2.30pm for a late snack, then Fay a rest and Kelly back to the enclave hydro pool for some R & R. While there were high grey clouds with late afternoon sun peeping through, the weather was far better to enjoy the ship leaving port than yesterday, and we enjoyed our first cocktail, as we watched the awesome navigational skills of the ship crew and no doubt the pilot, to turn around avoiding the small sailing and ...
... but very few statues, etc.
From there we went to the house of parliament but made a souvenir shopping stop in one of the many nice design shops in Oslo. (PJ & Anso be aware...). Further on then to the palace of the king which is very sober but located in a nice park.
From there we went to the harbor area, a place called Tjuvholmen (apparently it means something like Thief Island) and we started wandering through the area, a very modern area ...
... an easy walk, although still misting rain, past Lille Lungegardsvann the ornamental lake in this part of the city, with its fountain centrepiece and beautiful sculptures in the grounds surrounding it. Past the beautiful rotunda in Christies Gate and on to the pedestrian friendly Torgallinenning. Street sculptures, monuments, buskers and street performers make for a very pleasant stroll as you head on towards Torget on the harbour and the home of the famous Bergen fish ...
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....