Travel Blogs from Oslo
... hall which was right in front of our ship. We did some shopping, and walked a block to a city park. Now we expected to see all the tulips in Holland, but we found the most beautiful tulips in downtown Oslo. Go figure. These also were not wet yet. Half a day of sun. Stunned! After walking around shooting photos of tulips for a while, plus a visit to Hard Rock Cafe our luck ran out again. One drop, two drops, down comes the rain again. ...
... mountain to Holmenkolenbakken - The downhill slope used in the 1952 olympics. It has also been used for a number of European championships. The downhill looked extremely scary even though it was a little cloudy. We never would have been brave enough to take the jump.
In the afternoon we went to the Edvard Munch museum. We were only there for a hour or two. The highlight of the museum was "The Scream" and the "The Madonna".
... and get your luggage into the elevators way early. 15 minutes before disembarkation, the elevators were full and weren't moving at all. We had luggage, but we managed to drag it down 4 flights of stairs in order to get into crowd early. I say crowd as there was no line, just a mass of people crammed into the little room by the door.
We were some of the first people off the boat, which was nice as we didn't have to wait for cabs. There were a whole bunch ...
... art in bubbles. One was a hallway with busts where as you walked, through the exhibit you were being televised, and displayed on a TV and thus became part of the art. It was now about 4:30 and it was time to find a place to eat. Unfortunately, most of the restaurants Jean found in her guidebook were either closed or not what we were looking for, so we went to one of the restaurants whose menu we perused this morning, Brasserie 45 - a continental cuisine restaurant. It was ...
... years of occupation and foreign rule. Once again, my knowledge of this history is found wanting, but I leave the museum a bit better informed.
It's now 4pm and we are so close to the ship we decide to return, get something to eat and drink before heading out for a stroll along the wharf.
It's so warm and there are people everywhere sun baking, sipping wine and swimming. We dipped our toes in the water so at least we can say we have been in the Baltic ...
TripAdvisor Reviews H8 Oslo
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....