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... single draw is its museums, which cover a hugely varied and stimulating range of topics: the fabulous Viking Ships Museum, the Munch Museum, the park devoted to the bronze and granite sculptures of Gustav Vigeland.
The first thing anyone who knows Oslo says when you mention that you are headed there is, “It’s really expensive.” The second thing they say is, “No, I’m not kidding. It’s ...
... back, through the Parks in time for our departure...
Later as we sailed a very narrow part of the Fjord,that has exciting history, at Drobak,[where Ove comes from] Ove and Helena had driven an hour down to there,and waited 3 hours... to see us pass....! We texed Goodbye and they hope to come to NZ,and seeing them so well ,we think that may happen, we so hope it will..Helena is such a dear wee thing...They send their love and best regards to all the ...
... day!! After lunch at the Horizon Court buffet, we went to the gym to work off all we have eaten. The gym is massive and situated at the front of the ship. Hopefully we will be able to fit into our formal clothes tonight! It was quite cloudy today but it was quite warm when the sun was out. We lay on the sun loungers for a bit watching the movie under the stars. It is formal night tonight and at 7 it is the Captain's welcome aboard party and Champagne ...
Even though we arrived relatively late in the evening the weather in Oslo was mild so here we shouldn’t need all the layers we wore in Iceland. After getting our suitcases and walking through the "nothing to declare" door we found the ticket machines for the Flytoget, the fast express train to the Oslo Central train station, Oslo S. The train was delightful; clean, no ...
... around their knees, put a paper cup a foot in front of them, adopt a head-down pose and start pleading for help. Apparently, their day's takings are centrally aggregated until enough has been collected for the next passage to Norway by another Roma.
Social Integration. Norway is a strongly socialist nation. Overwhelmingly, the rights of the individual are key. In the context of cits immigration policy, this translates to: "if people want to come, it is their right ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPerminalen Hotel Oslo
Though found on Hostelworld, this is actually a hotel that has some rooms in which they put bunk beds and rent out as hostel beds. Actually much of their clientele appeared to be soldiers and cadets, so these dorm rooms likely serve as barracks most of the time. The room was about $10 more expensive ($65/night) than a regular hostel in Oslo (i.e., HI hostels), but since all the hostels in Oslo are pretty pricey, I decided to splurge for an en-suite in a four bed dorm, and full included breakfast to offset the expense of getting lunch in town.
My room was clean and comfortable with a large bathroom. WiFi is available for free in the lounge downstairs, but not in the rooms. The highlight was indeed the buffet breakfast with lots of options. The traditional Norwegian breakfast (bread, eggs, fish, jams) were very tasty, filling and saved me both time and money while on the run in Oslo.
I think for a hostel experience (really being able to get to known people and hang out in common spaces), go for one of the HI hostels, since there was no guest mingling here. However, if you want some quiet alone time and just a simple place to stay, it was a very comfortable experience.
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