SHORE EXCURSIONS IN OSLO

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Oslo shore excursions 
Shore excursions specially designed for cruise passengers

1.- BEST OF OSLO BY LAND AND SEA (4.5HRS)

After being met by your private English-speaking guide in front of the cruise ship terminal, you will be whisked off in a private car for a 2-hour tour of Oslo’s highlights.

One of them is the Viking Ship Museum, where you will see three stunning Viking-era burial vessels, excavated right there on the shores of the Oslofjord. A trove of artifacts buried with various chieftains in burial mounds around the area has been gathered there as well. These are well-preserved and serve as excellent examples of the Vikings’ daring initiative and ship-building craftsmanship.
You will also visit the park known for the sculptures of Gustav Vigeland, the most prominent among Norwegian sculptors of the 20th century. Vigeland’s 227 granite and bronze sculptures, depicting the human experience from birth to death, are scattered throughout the park.
Then you will board a sightseeing boat at City Hall for a delightful and fascinating 2-hour harbor and Oslofjord cruise.




2.- OSLO HIGHLIGHTS (4HRS)
Your introduction to Oslo begins with a drive through the central part of the city, where you’ll see the Parliament building, the National Theatre, the new Opera House, and the Royal Residence. As you pass by residential villas, you’ll see how many people live inside the city proper. Next, you’ll drive uphill to the new Holmenkollen Ski Arena for a spectacular view (and photo opportunity) of the city and the fjord.

Once you have taken in the view, you’ll proceed to the Vigeland Sculpture Park, where 30 years of Norway’s famous sculptor, Gustav Vigeland’s, work is on display. The figures, which number more than 150, are made of stone, iron, and bronze and are exhibited in a perfect park setting.
Finally, you’re off to the Bygdøy Peninsula, which was once owned by the king. It is now the site of five museums, including the fascinating Kon-Tiki Museum, which houses the original balsa raft used by Thor Heyerdahl in 1947 on a voyage from Peru to Polynesia. There is a good selection of documentary material on display and another raft that Heyerdahl used to cross the Atlantic in 1970.
You’ll also visit the nearby Viking Ship Museum where three ships are on display. This museum houses the contents of the burial mounds of several chieftains laid to rest around the Oslofjord. The ships were used as burial vessels and the best preserved is the Oseberg ship which was excavated in 1904. Its beautiful decorations show that it was constructed as a pleasure boat and the remnants found suggest it was used to bury a wealthy woman, perhaps Queen Åsa, the grandmother of King Harald Fairhair who gathered Norway into one kingdom in 872 C.E.
As we return along the coastline, you will be treated to a spectacular view of the harbor -- full of pleasure boats and surrounded by summer residences. You will likely catch a glimpse of "Oscarshall" Castle, built as the summer castle of King Oscar I.



3.- OSLO WALKING TOUR (4HRS)
Welcome to Oslo! During this amazing tour you will see all the most popular sights and experience the best parts of the city with a local guide.

We'll see all of the things you would see on an ordinary tour - they're certainly worthwhile. But I will also show you the special things that make Oslo great.
As your private tour guide, I can adjust the schedule, duration and activities to meet your needs. Please let me know of any special requests you have.
"Oslo" translated from the old Norwegian language means: 'the Valley of Gods!". Oslo is an amazing mixture of beautiful green scenery and exciting city life.
We will start with the Akershus fortress (medieval), walk up and visit the fortress area, then down to the Kvadraturen area, which is the city center of the 17th century, continue to the Bjørvika waterfront to see the Ekeberg area and the new Opera House, then to Oslo of the 19th century: the Royal Palace, the Parliament, the University, Aker Brygge, the main streets etc.