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The Best of Oslo

En route to the Vigeland Sculpture Park, you will drive through the center of Oslo, passing the Akershus Fortress, the Parliament building, Karl Johan Street, the Royal Palace and the Nobel Institute. The Vigeland Sculpture Park was created and completed by one man—Gustav Vigeland. Centrally placed in the park is the 55-foot high monolith featuring 121 stone figures of men, women and children climbing on top of each other in their struggle for life. There are more than 150 stone and bronze sculptures in the park, each symbolizing a different stage in the lifespan of mankind. Walk with your guide through the park; then, continue through some beautiful residential areas up to the Holmenkollen Hills for a fantastic view of Oslo. The first ski jump was built here in 1892 and was the main venue of the 1952 Winter Olympics. The ski jump has recently been rebuilt in time for the upcoming World Championships. A buffet lunch will be served en route. Next, you will head to the Bygdøy Peninsula for a visit to the Viking Ship Museum. It houses three authentic longboats dating from the Viking Age, around AD 900-1000, which were excavated from the mud banks along Oslofjord. The museum also holds a large collection of items found on board the ships, such as household goods, tools, jewelry and clothing. Adjacent to the Viking Ship Museum is the Open-Air Folk Museum where you can ‘tour’ much of Norway in just an hour. Catch a glimpse of Norwegian culture and history, as the museum features 150 authentic buildings from different regions. You will see one of the country’s oldest structures, the Gol Stave Church, built in the 13th century. Return to the city where your tour ends back at the pier.
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3 out of 3(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for The Best of Oslo
Review 1 for The Best of Oslo
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

This is a winner

Date:August 30, 2014
Jimmy399
Location:Florida
Cruise Date Year:2014
Cruise Date Month:August
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
This was one of the best excursions of the cruise.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
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0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 2 for The Best of Oslo
Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Beautiful views and nice day.

Date:February 25, 2014
Falcon10156
Location:Toronto, ON
Cruise Date Year:2013
Cruise Date Month:July
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
The day was going to be a full day and we knew we would see a lot. . We had a great guide who provided a lot of good information about Oslo and Norway in general.
The sculpture park was nice however some of those on our cruise would not listen to the guide and insisted on touching the hand of "Angry Boy" although they were told over and over not too. It was disappointing and I felt bad for the guides. The park is trying to preserve the statue and I was ashamed of some of the cruise passengers that would not listen. Please listen and do what you are told. You are adults after all.
We drove up to the Holmenkollen Hills. We had fabulous views from up there. We had time to walk around and those that wanted to went up to the top of the Ski Jump or did a virtual ride.
The lunch after was really good. We then proceeded to the Open-Air Folk Museum. It was a nice way to see the history of homes in Norway. A bit of a living history. We got there in time to watch some folkloric dance and song. We then finished off at the Viking Ship Museum. There was a nice organized history of the Vikings.
It was an overview with a lot of things covered in a short period of time. All in all it was a nice day.
Overall we would say it was money well spent as it took us to places we would never have thought to visit
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
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2out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 3 for The Best of Oslo
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Best of Oslo

Date:May 23, 2013
Starman53
Location:North West England
Cruise Date Year:2013
Cruise Date Month:May
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
This tour is the most expensive on the itinary.However after sampling the basic costs of goods and services in Norway ,we felt this tour offered good value.Yes we could have gone on the hop on hop off service , but it was a rainy day and lots of other tourists around so that option would have been slow and cold. We had a great guide who provided a wealth of good information about Oslo and Norway in general. The highlight for us was the magnificant buffet laid on at the retreat hotel.We thought the cruise food was good , this was something else.
Overall we would say it was money well spent as it took us to places we would never have thought to visit
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+7points
11out of 15found this review helpful.