Leave the ship by motor coach for a drive through the core of Oslo, Scandinavia’s oldest capital, founded in 1050. Modern suburbs lead to the lush, rolling countryside of Jevnaker County, pivotal in Norway’s agricultural industry. Continue to Hadeland Glassworks, where you’ll see the tradition of blowing glass—an art form that has been practiced in this region for more than 230 years. A visit to the adjacent glass museum tells the fascinating story of the art and artisans, with glassware dating from the 1700s. You’ll have the opportunity to buy some fine work in the glass shop. Enjoy refreshments of pastries and coffee or tea served in one of the old, picturesque houses at the glassworks. Your last stop is at the famous Viking Ship Museum, which houses three Viking ships that were excavated from the Oslofjord region. Built in the 9th century, the ships were found buried in blue clay, which preserved them remarkably well. The Oseberg ship is almost 70 feet long and took 30 people to row. When it was discovered, it contained the largest collection of artifacts ever found in Scandinavia.
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Great day in Oslo.
Date:June 21, 2013
Cruise Date Year:2013
Cruise Date Month:June
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The glassworks is about 1.5 hours outside Oslo and the drive is very scenic.I was glad to see some of Norway that was not coastal. The glassworks has a great demonstration and is part of a picturesque sort of shopping village. Wish we had had more time to visit all the shops. The Viking Ships museum was awe-inspiring. Truly worth visiting. We passed the summer royal palace on the way and our guide drove through points of interest in Oslo, including the palace and the new concert hall so we had a city tour as well. Every part of this excursion was great. Highly recommended.