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There are several locations where cruise ships can dock in Oslo. Check out http://www.oslohavn.no/en/passengers/passenger_traffic/cruise/ to see where your ships will dock when in port. Most cruise docks are within easy walking distance of the city center. Some have better facilities than others. Check out our full Oslo cruise port guide for all the information.
The jump itself is already impressive from the parking lot, let along from all the way at the top, but also the museum is definatly worth it. Take the metro or taxi to get up and enjoy the spectacular views over Oslo and surrounding area. See map for it’s location.
Kongeveien 5, 0787 Oslo, Norway
Oslo is the perfect city to explore by bycicle. The city has plenty of facilities to rent one. Best way is to go to the tourist information and rent one there.
Jernbanetorget 1, 0154 Oslo, Norway
At the “museum island” Bygdoy you will find the world famous Viking ship museum. In the late 19th century several viking ships were found in the Oslo fjord. Due to the mud and conditions the ships were almost completely in tact. The Oseberg ship is the jewel of the exhibition. It was found by a farmer in 1903. The excavation took 3 month and the restorations 21 years. 90% of the ship is made of the original timber. It now shines together with the other viking ships and viking exhibitions in the Viking ship museum. The museum is about 5,5 km south west of the port. Reach it by public bus 30 or hop on hop off bus.
Huk Aveny 35, 0287 Oslo, Norway
In the middle of this Oslofjord you will find this tiny working lighthouse that nowadays is also a high quality restaurant. If you make a reservation beforehand you can enjoy a special lunch or dinner at this unique location. Their contact details are: firstname.lastname@example.org. They will also arrange for a boat to pick you up at City Hall.
Dyna lighthouse, Oslo
Currently there is no tourist information bureau available in port. You will find the main facility is behind the city hall. Their service is absolutely suburb. You can already contact them before hand through www.visitoslo.com
Jernbanetorget 1, 0154 Oslo, Norway
The network of trams in Oslo is extensive. Especially line 12 is a usefull one because it goes to the Vigeland park. Pick it up at central station or at the city hall.
At the end of the main street Karl Johan Gate you will find the Royal Palace. In summer time the palace is open to the public, but only for guided tours. It is advised to pre-buy the tickets. Click on this item to be forwarded to their website for details about the tickets.
Slottsplassen 1, 0010 Oslo, Norway
At the harbour you will find the Nobel Peace Centre. It is a museum about the Nobel Peace Prize. It tells the story of Alfred Nobel and the Peace Prize laureates and their engaged and groundbreaking work. The museum also has changing exhibitions that provide insight into the fields of war, peace and conflict resolution. Find the location of the museum in the map above.
Brynjulf Bulls plass 1, 0250 Oslo, Norway
Norwegians largest museum of cultural history definitely comes recommended. It tells the story of how the Norwegians lived from the 1500’s to the present day. Out of the 160 buildings the Gol stave church is the eye-catcher. This is a unique stave church of which there are only a few left in the world. The museum is about 5 south of the port. Reach it by public bus 30.
Museumsveien 10, 0287 Oslo, Norway
If you are interested about the history of Norway during World War II this is the museum to go to. Find it in the Akershus close to the dock.
Akershus Festning, 0015 Oslo, Norway
The National Museum exists of several locations throughout the city. The National Gallery, Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Museum of Contemporary Art and National Architecture museum and more are all part of the National Museum. If you appreciate art this is definitely the place to put on your list. You can find the locations of the museum in the map above.
Universitetsgata 13, 0164 Oslo, Norway