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Escorted Rail Tours to Oslo

A wealth of Viking heritage

The capital of Norway is called "The Green Capital" because of all the beautiful parks. Oslo is situated beside a fjord and surrounded by forest-covered mountains. Around the 14th century it had a population of 3,000 and was the home of King Håkon V - famous for his Akershus Castle and Fortress. In 1624, Oslo was destroyed in a large fire. Denmark's King Christian IV rebuilt it, but renamed the city Christiania.

In 1925, the name was changed back to Oslo. In the 19th century, Oslo experienced many of the same changes as other large cities across Europe, as the Industrial Revolution made its mark and the city grew rapidly. The central parts of Oslo, around the Karl Johans Gate Boulevard and the Royal Palace, are simply referred to as Centrum - the centre. Popular sights in this area are the Stortinget Parliament building and Oslo Cathedral. Akershus castle and fortress are located in the heart of the city right next to the Oslo fjord.

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The Northern Lights & Lapland
(14 reviews)
2020JanFebMar
11 days from
£2,495 pp
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  • DestinationNorway, Sweden
  • Starts / EndsLHR Heathrow / London Gatwick
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Arctic Circle Express
(13 reviews)
2020JunJulAug
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  • DestinationNorway, Sweden
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Fjords of Norway rail tour
(32 reviews)
2020JunAugSep
7 days from
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  • DestinationNorway
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Grand Arctic Circle Explorer rail tour
2020Jun
21 days from
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  • DestinationDenmark, Norway, Sweden
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  • TransportRail
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13 days from
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Arctic Circle Express
Mr D Higgins
“This was an absolutely brilliant tour, which we thoroughly enjoyed, in spite of some early morning starts and late evening finishes! The Tour Manager was just great and a real fund of knowledge at every stage of the tour. She was well informed and was able to keep us very well advised along the way, as well as keeping the whole trip on schedule.
The Northern Lights & Lapland
Mrs R Davenport
“The itinerary, the rail experience and the tour manager all were excellent
Fjords Cruise & Historic Cities of Norway
Mrs R Clare
“Leisurely pace of all tours was good for older people didn’t feel rushed. Guides and Tour manager were excellent. We had a problem with smell in one of the hotels and tour manager sorted us another better room. The fiord cruise was a bit of a let down we were squeezed onto a small car ferry with lots of others and the weather not being good there was not enough shelter for everybody. Other than that it was a good holiday. (Switzerland was better as we like old trains)

Aker Brygge

Another big tourist attraction is Aker Brygge, right across the water from Akershus fortress. Here you can find restaurants, shopping malls, cosy promenade areas and the terminal for the Nesodden boats.

Bygdøy peninsula

One of the most popular places to visit in Oslo is Bygdøy, a peninsula not far from the Frogner district. Here are many popular museums, including the Viking Ship Museum, the Kon-Tiki Museum, The HL Center (Holocaust Center), The Marine Museum and the Norwegian Folklore Museum. During the summer many people also head to Bygdøy for its beach.

Munch Museum

Edvard Munch has a unique position in the history of art, as one of the Expressionist movement's early pioneers. The Munch Museum hosts a unique collection of more than 1,100 of Munch's paintings, including his most famous work, The Scream. The Viking Ship Museum presents great Viking ship discoveries from Gokstad, Oseberg and Tune, as well as other finds from Viking tombs around the Oslo Fjord including the world's two best-preserved wooden Viking ships built in the 9th century.

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