Last Updated on Monday, 07 February 2011 10:28
The cruise port in Oslo is situated in the heart of the city, in a great location right below Akershus fortress. This medieval castle and royal residence dates back to 1299 and it is a nice start for cruise passenger tours of Oslo. Many recommended museums and sights are within walking distance and the city centre and City Hall is only approximately 200 metres away from pier. The great shopping and leisure area Aker Brygge is also within walking distance.
At the cruise port you will find a tourist information desk as soon as you leave the ship. Here you will be able to obtain free tourist brochures and maps. We recommend you purchase the Oslo Pass which gives free entrance to all museums and sights as well as free public transportation within Oslo, including the ferry boat.
A recommended tour is taking the Båtservice ferry boat to the peninsula Bygdøy where some of Oslo's most famous museums are located, such as the Norsk Folkemuseum - Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, the Vikingship museum, the Kon-Tiki museum and the Norwegian Maritime Museum.
Another must see in Oslo is the Holmenkollen Ski Jump which is Norway's most visited tourist attraction. The ski jump is situated in on top of the city, surrounded by beautiful nature and from there you'll have a fantastic view of Oslo and the Oslofjord.
In Oslo there is a variety of theatres, operas, folk dances, concerts and festivals throughout the year. The Norwegian Wood Music Festival, the Øya Festival, the Inferno Festival, Oslo Jazz Festival and Oslo Chamber Music Festival all attract world-class musicians and thousands of fans to Oslo.
Big concert arenas such as Valle Hovin and Oslo Spektrum often host international superstars, and there is always something happening at Oslo’s many concert, dance and show venues.
The fantastic Opera House is the place to see world-class opera and ballet, and the Oslo Concert Hall is the home of the famous Oslo Philharmonic. Sightseeing
A guided tour by bus or boat is a great way of seeing Oslo’s attractions and learning about the city. Tours are available year round.
For more information please see: visitOSLO.com