Oslo guided sightseeing and free time
We begin our stay in Oslo with a guided coach tour to introduce
you to the main sights. The new state Opera House is situated close
to our hotel and is an impressive, award-winning example of modern
architecture. During our panoramic tour we will also see Norway's
magnificent 19th century Royal Palace, and the 20th century Oslo
City Hall, which is the home of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremonies.
We will also introduce you to the museum quarter at Bygdøy and the
Holmenkollen Ski jump, which rises to a height of 60 metres on the
outskirts of the city. From the top you can enjoy terrific views
across the city and the Oslofjord. Oslo also boasts a variety of
attractive parks and we take a stroll through the Vigeland
Sculpture Park, whose 80 fascinating acres were designed by Gustav
Vigeland and features 212 life-sized human sculptures.
Your afternoon is spent at leisure in Norway's capital city.
Oslo offers a good choice of museums including the Viking Ship and
Maritime Museum, the Folk Museum and the Edvard Munch Museum, just
to name a few. You could also visit Oslo's world famous Art Gallery
and view Munch's most famous piece, the expressionist painting
known as 'The Scream'. A walk up Karl Johans Gate will reveal the
Royal Palace and a multitude of shops and restaurants. At Akershus
Castle and Fortress you will find the location of King Christian
IV's old defences. Otherwise, you could take a scenic cruise on