Oslo is the capital city of Norway. It is situated on a fjord and is surrounded by forests. It has developed into a thriving city with many restaurants, nightclubs, cafes, shopping complexes and tourist attractions.
Oslo offers some 50 museums and many art galleries. Amongst the internationally known attractions are: the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Viking Ship Museum, the Munch Museum and Holmenkollen.
New attractions in Oslo include the Nobel Peace Centre and the Holocaust Center.
Things to See & Do
* The Frogner park with the Vigeland Sculpture Park
* The Royal Palace
* Oslo's City Hall
* The Henrik Ibsen and Munch Museums
* The Nobel Peace Centre
Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - Norwegian Krone (NOK)
Language - Norwegian
Land Area - 426 sq km
Population - 573,390
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code - +47
Port Location - The ship docks just minutes from the downtown/harbor area right next to the Akershus Fortress.
Transport Links - Oslo's Gardermoen Airport (OSL) is Norway's largest airport, located in Gardermoen, 45 kilometres north-east of Oslo. It's 19-22 minutes by the Flytoget high speed train from Oslo central station.
There's an efficient ferry service between Oslo and other Scandinavian countries as well as the UK and Germany, popular for people with their own vehicles.
Trains operate between Oslo and several European cities including Stockholm, Copenhagen, Hamburg and London.
There is a comprehensive public transport system in Oslo, consisting of buses, trams, metro (T-bane) and boats.