Day 1 in Oslo
Welcome to Oslo! Upon arrival, you will go through customs and immigration. Should you opt to purchase a transfer to your hotel; a representative will be waiting for you as you exit immigration. Arrive at your hotel, check in and do not give in to jet lag! There is so much for you to see and do.
This afternoon, head to Karl Johans Gate Road, the main boulevard where you will find many of the city`s tourist attractions. Have lunch at in a Norwegian restaurant then hit the street for a lovely stroll. Admire The Grand Hotel, Parliament, The Royal Palace and The National Museum. Then end your afternoon with a visit to the Munch Museum where you can find Edvard Munch`s famous painting,`The Scream.`
As night approaches, make your way to the Grunerlokka District on the east side of the river, behind the old industrial buildings. Enjoy dinner at one of the numerous little cafes, restaurants and trendy bars. Grunerlokka is also a great shopping district with many vintage and second-hand stores.
Day 2 in Oslo
Wake up early today to experience more of beautiful Norway, the mountains and fjords. This day long excursion will take you through breathtaking mountain terrain on the Bergen Railway then ride The Scenic Flam Railway and a fjord cruise to see spectacular mountain sceneries. You will witness small villages, beautiful waterfalls, dramatic mountains, and spectacular panoramic views to some of the wildest and most magnificent nature in the Norwegian fjord landscape.
Day 3 in Oslo
Begin your day at the harbor in front of Radhus (Town Hall) where you can take a ferry over to the Bygdoy Peninsula. Here you can explore some of Oslo`s major attractions such as the Viking ships, the polar ship Fram, the Kon-Tiki Museum, the Norwegian Maritime Museum, and the Norwegian Folk Museum. From here grab lunch and head over to Frogner Park, the largest park in central Oslo. Take in the beautiful scenery and check out the famous Vigeland Sculpture Park located inside.
On your final night in Oslo we recommend that you head towards the harbor, Aker Brygge. The area is home to an old shipyard that has been converted into a trendy complex housing numerous shopping options, dining and scenic atmosphere.
Additional Days in Oslo
Should you be able to spend additional days in Oslo then be sure to visit the beautiful Akershus Castle and the adjoining Norwegian Resistance Museum. The Castle dates back to 1299 and includes several magnificent halls, the Akershus Castle church, the Royal Mausoleum, the government`s reception rooms and the banquet halls. By late afternoon, stop in the tower at Tryvannstarnet and see the Skimuseet at Holmenkollen, taking in the panoramic view of Oslo`s surrounding areas.
Alternatively, you can spend the day at Holmenkollen, this is the hill you see on the north western side of the city. It is about a 20 - 30 minute ride to get here, the view from the subway on the way up the hill is worth the trip itself. The Holmenkollen area is a gateway to Nordmarka, one of the most popular recreational areas in the city. Oslo`s top attraction is located here as well, the Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Ski Jump. The area offers such beautiful scenery; you won`t want to miss it!
Your Last Day in Oslo
Depart your hotel for the airport for your return home. We recommend that you purchase a private transfer, if so a representative will meet you at the hotel in time to take you to the airport for your flight out.