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Travel Blogs from Oslo
... for December in the sun with us!
I'd better book a spot in the drying-out clinic for January....
Min, Micka, Per, Brooksie, Froya, Pen, Mick, Bente-Ida, Rob and Terri, Deb, Kerri, Nev, and anyone else I've missed - Thanks for all the messages - much appreciated.
As our predecessors, the Travelling Wilburys would say
"It's all right"
Traveling Wilburys - End Of The Line - YouTube
Norway loves tunnels; tunnels thru mountains, tunnels under the water, old round tunnels and new finished tunnels. We have driven thru tunnels so long we thought we'd live and die in it, had to take round-abouts with the tunnel lit with blue lights, like something out of Star trek and have circled op on ourselves like driving up a corkscrew.
We made it into Oslo late afternoon going straight to the Askershus Fortress, a ...
... chocolate and some salted licorice (kind of weird-tasting, but supposed to be soothing for the throat). We ate some chips while we strolled back toward the city center along the harbor. The weather was soooo nice! It was less than an hour until the all-aboard, so when we reached the city hall we turned back toward the ship. The captain had said the best sail-in on this cruise was Oslo (which meant that the sail-away would be the best too), so we decided ...
... me) and a waffle and norwegian brown cheese for Kaye. Mine cost $11 and Kaye's was just a bit cheaper.
We were picked up by the airport bus on time and it cost us about $11. We saw quite a few familiar faces at the airport - people who had been on the M/S Expedition with us and were heading off to different points in Europe. Met up with the guy who had videotaped me floundering in the snow and ice and ...
... 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. ...
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....