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Looking out over a bustling maritime scene—pleasure craft, cruise ships, and shrimp trawlers—at the head of Oslofjord, Scandinavia's oldest capital's limits include 40 islands and more than 300 lakes. With hills and forests at its back and the fjord as its front door, Oslo offers a wealth of delights.
- It's Included:
- Accommodations for 3 nights at the First-Class Clarion Hotel Royal Christiania or similar
- 3 meals: 3 breakfasts
- Included tour: Oslo city tour
- 3-day Oslo Pass—providing free entrance to more than 30 museums; free public transportation within the city center; and special offers on Oslo attractions, restaurants, and shops
- Exclusive services of a Grand Circle Program Director
After breakfast (included on your main Norwegian Coastal Voyage & Lapland itinerary), explore Oslo during an included tour using your Oslo Pass. Here is a world capital with nature at its very doorstep—fields, forests, fjords, farms, mountains, and meadows are all contained within the city limits. But it is also a city of great architectural attractions like Karl Johans Gaten—or gate—where you can view the National Theatre and stately Royal Palace.
The balance of the day is yours to discover more of Oslo at your own pace. Your included Oslo Pass gives you free entrance to more than 30 museums, free public transportation within the city center, and much more.
Spend the day absorbing Oslo's sights on your own using your included Oslo Pass. Perhaps you'll visit the newly developed Aker Brygge Festival Market Mall, a glass-and-steel assemblage of markets, cafes, and shops along the harbor. Oslo also has museums for virtually any interest. Your included Oslo Pass gives you free entrance to many of them, as well as free public transportation in the city center. Trace the life and work of Norway's foremost artist at the Edvard Munch Museum, whose collection includes Munch's best-known painting, The Scream. And at the Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, located near the Oslofjord, you'll find a robust collection of modern art, including hundreds of paintings by Olympic figure skater Sonja Henie, whose medals and trophies are also on display.
You might also consider visiting Akershus Castle, a medieval fortress that houses the Norwegian Resistance Museum, which documents efforts to overthrow the Nazis, who occupied Norway during World War II. You can also view the Royal Palace, constructed between 1825 and 1848 and the official residence of Norway's royal family, and Oslo City Hall, where the Nobel Peace Prize is presented every tenth of December.
Continue making your own discoveries today with the benefit of your included Oslo Pass.
Perhaps you’ll delve into Norway’s skiing heritage and enjoy one of the city’s finest vantage points with a visit to the iconic Hollmenkollen Ski Jump. Stop by the Ski Museum, or experience this famous jump, used in the 1952 Winter Olympics, for yourself with a zip line ride down its arch. Or, you may choose to visit the Historical Museum, which spans Norway’s rich history and features the only surviving Viking helmet ever found.
After breakfast, you'll transfer to the airport for your flight home.