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... like Starbucks) to warm up. After that I continued my walking to the royal palace which was really beautiful in the sunset sky. The next morning started perfectly with a great breakfast at the hostel! I then started walking to the city hall as I wanted to go inside and see the harbor in day light. I continued to the royal palace where I walked around, through the Royal park and onwards through a normal part of the city where people ...
... there was enough English to keep us happy. And entry was free, I think because they were setting up a new exhibition and parts were closed off. The building itself was lovely, art nouveau style with some of the original ceiling plastering still in place and typical wrought decorations on the windows and stairways. It wasn’t a cold day but we needed jackets outside, and the museum was toasty warm, so much so that I caught one of the guards ...
... opera house as I read that you can go on the roof for free (and not much is free in Norway). This building is very impressive with clean lines, glass and inclines. It looks bit like climbing a mountain as you can only see the sky. The architect has really done a good job.
From the roof you have a great all-round view over Oslo and ...
... a major cost.
Next to the opera house they are building a library and student accommodation. They have huge building costs because they have to dig down 200 ft to hit rock for the foundations. Also on the same side they have the Bar Code project in which they are co ordinating the buildings into black and white and at varying heights to mimic a bar code - yes, bar codes have always appealled to ...
... looks sort of messy and plain with only the bustling harbour saving it from being boring. Next stop is the Norwegian Maritime Museum and we are all instantly engrossed in the pictures and stories and examples of a country that has depended on its sea for its livelihood. Once a strong shipping force and well respected for its brave sailors in the wars and in exploration the museum shows all this in a well balanced and excellently presented way. Here we see Morways oldest boat and ...
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....