If you are traveling on a cruise to Oslo, you are in for a treat. This is a city where old meets new; history versus modern design. Whether you are coming on vacation or arriving on a cruise ship, there is much to see and do. Check out our Oslo shore excursions!
Oslo is located in southern coast at the mouth of Oslofjord and with the average summer temperatures at 77F (25C), it is quite pleasant to get out and explore the wonderful capital city of Norway. It is top ranked in the world for the quality of life. Oslo was founded in 1040 and was originally a trading post. The city now is recognized as a hub for banking, industry, trade, and shipping. It is full of history and offers visitors a modern variety of sites and attractions on our Oslo excursions.
The city is known for its green spaces and variety of museums. The choices of parks are numerous with something for just about everyone - Vigeland is a free park with 212 sculptures by artist Gustav Vigeland. Frogner, Bygdoy, Ekebergparken Sculpture Park, and Toyen Park with its botanical gardens just to name a few.
If you are more into museums then you will not be disappointed with the variety. Folkmuseet has displays of Norwegian folk art. There is the Norwegian Maritime Museum and the Viking Ship Museum that has 3 actual Viking ships on display from the 9th century. There is also the Munch Museum dedicated to the works of Robert Munch such as the Scream.
Oslo has a modern cityscape and one of the best known is the Barcode Project, a row of multi-purpose varying height buildings that have uniquely arranged windows that resemble bar codes on products. When out and about in the city and surrounding area check out Holmenkolbakken, a ski jump hill that overlooks the fjord. HIstory buffs will enjoy the Royal Palace, the Parliment building and the Hovedoya Abbey that dates back to 1174 and still has some nice remains. On the modern flip side, the Oslo Opera House if the polar opposite in style to the Akershus fortress - both unique examples of Oslo.
Get out, explore and enjoy Oslo on our excursions and shore excursions in Oslo, Norway!