Oslo

Europe

We are in the capital city of Norway which gives easy access to all kinds of indoor and outdoor activities. There is plenty of sightseeing to be done, visits to the fjord and forests. There are festivals, concerts, exhibits, theatre, musical shows, nightlife in pubs and clubs and hotels and restaurants. There is  plenty here for everyone all year round.

Oslo, harbor and city hall
Oslo, harbor and city hall

Getting to Oslo and getting around is easy.  There are long distance comfortable express buses from all over Norway and other countries. Many of the younger people hitchhike from all over Europe. There are cruise and express boats and cruisers from Denmark and Germany. And there are three airports with 24 hour easy access to the centre by bus, car, taxi and underground.

There is an efficient transport system in the city with a network of buses, trains, trams and several taxi points in the centre, outside the stations and supermarkets, shopping centres and at other strategic places. Some of these provide an all night service. You can use your motor cycle or your push bike to get around.

You can get around by boat or cruiser also. Or walk while listening to a commentary of all the sights on your iPod. There are ample parking metres and also spaces in the shopping centres and several car parks which are well signposted. You need to be careful of driving and parking regualtions as there are heavy fines for infringements.

Oslo folk Museum, Stavkirke stave church
Oslo folk Museum, Stavkirke stave church

There is so much to do here. You will never be ble to do all you would  like to do. You can go on a 90 minute boat mini cruise . You can go skiing on a floodlit 1,000 meter trail which drops 300 metres. You can visit a riding school in the nearby Ekeberg Forest and see all the farm animals. Your children will Love this visit.

You can go tobogganing on a 2,000 metres track. Take a open car train tour around the city centre or a full day’s (7 hour) tour of Oslo by coach and boat. See the city sights travelling by bus and tram and got on and off as you wish to view all at your leisure or go on a conducted walk for one and a half hours along the promenade and listen to the guide tell the history of all that you see.

If you are more adventurous go on the seaplane and see the city from the air. See the Royal palace. Get on your bike and relax and do all in your own time.

Oslo rock statue park
Oslo rock statue park

There are dozens of museums, some of which are free. You can take your pick and spend several days in these. The children will love the Kontiki Museum and they will see the raft on which Thor Heyerdahl went around the world in 1947. Visit the Norwegian open air Folk Museum which is huge and has 140 different buildings.

At the end of your day’s activities there are many hotels where you can eat and drink and relax. You will find Indian, Mexican, Chinese, Arabic and great Norwegian menus which are cheaper. You can eat in the clubs and pubs at a cheap rate. You will never forget the experiences you met in Oslo.

Oslo, Royal Palace
Oslo, Royal Palace