Oslo is Norway's largest seaport and also the country's capital and largest city. It is the government and economic center of Norway, and Oslo also serves as a major center for trade, banking, shipping and the maritime industry.
Address: Akershusstranda 13, Skur 38, Vippetangen, Postal address: P.O. Box 230, Sentrum, N - 0103 OSLO.
Terminals: cruise ships dock at the port of Oslo from the Akershus Fortress. There are 4 berths - Sondre Akershus, Vippetangen, Revierkaia and Filipstad. In the cruise terminal area for passengers there are cafes, a tourist information office (city tours, free maps), souvenir shops, currency exchange, free Wi-Fi and taxi ranks.
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From port to city
All marinas are close to the city center and can be easily reached on foot.
- There is no bus stop just outside the port, but about a 10 minute walk, depending on where you dock
- You can take the bus
- You can also take a tram to the main attractions.
- From the terminal you can order a transfer from the manager of Fort Gates Ukraine, order a taxi on the spot or at the reception of the cruise liner.
- You can also book a group excursion from the cruise company with the manager of Fort Gates Ukraine.
From airport to port
Oslo S, which is the central station, is closest to the cruise port.
- The best way to order a transfer from the manager of For Gates Ukraine
- You can also book a group transfer from the cruise company with the manager of For Gates Ukraine
- You can take the Lufthavn train to Oslo.
- A more economical way to get from the airport is by train to Nationaltheatret station. From it to the pier to come 500 meters. The fare is 4 euros.
Viking Ship Museum. Has stunning finds from four different Viking burial sites around the Oslo Fjord.
Norwegian Folk Museum. It is an open-air attraction that has been receiving visitors for over 115 years. The core of the collection was founded by King Oscar II in the early 1880s and features the Gol Stave Church, built in the middle of the 12th century and moved here in 1884. Walking around these beautiful monuments, you can explore the interior exhibits featuring traditional costumes, exhibitions on the history of medicine, toys, handicrafts, tools and weapons.
Norwegian National Gallery. Many people come to this museum to see the painting "The Scream" by Edvard Munch. The collection of the National Gallery contains works of the Renaissance and Baroque by Lucas Cranach the Elder, El Greco, Orazio Gentileschi, Giovanni Battista Gauli and Jan van Goyen, as well as works of such masters, like Monet, Picasso, Renoir and Paul Cezanne, 19th and 20th centuries.
Oslo Opera House. The home of the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet is the Oslo Opera House, built in 2007. This corner building is clad in white granite, Italian Carrara marble and has a main auditorium that can seat 1,364 spectators.
Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Jump Tower. The structure of the ski jump houses a ski museum that takes you through 4000 years of skiing history in Norway. You can view artifacts from Norwegian polar exhibitions and check out modern skiing and snowboards. At the highest point of the ski jump there is a panoramic observation deck from which you you will be able to explore Oslo and its fjord.
Akershus fortress. Built by Haakon V from Norway at the end of the 13th century, this fortress on the headland of the fjord has withstood every siege it faced. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the fortress was a prison, and the prisoners included the notorious criminal and memoirist Jest Baardsen. Guided tours of the palace and its surroundings its bastions and ramparts.
Royal Palace. The official seat of King Harald V and Queen Sonya in this neoclassical palace was commissioned by French-born King Charles III and completed in 1849, five years after his passing, this chic, stuccoed palace is located in Royal Palace Park. You can book a guided tour of the richly furnished State Halls during the summer.
Oslo City Council. The municipality building is monumental, which was opened in 1950. Work began almost 20 years earlier, but the project was interrupted by World War II. The town hall is recognizable by its red brick façade and two towers 63 and 66 meters high. Inside and outside, the City Hall is decorated with images of Norwegian historical figures from some of the leading artists of the mid-20th century.
Sculpture park in Tuvholmen. There are seven contemporary art sculptures on the lawns and artificial gravel beach next to the fjord. The park is the highest point on the fjord, overlooking the Akershus fortress.
Astrup-Fearnley Museum of Contemporary Art. Next to the sculpture park is the Fine Arts Museum, designed by Renzo Piyano and opened in 2012. Housed in three pavilions under a silvery glass canopy, the museum's collection belongs to contemporary art.
University Botanical Garden. Norway's oldest botanical garden, with 7,500 individual species, was planted in 1814 in the central Toyen area. The aromatic garden is open to all, but has been specially designed for the visually impaired and disabled.
Tusenfried. The largest amusement park in the country. Tusenfried, about 20 km south of Oslo, is open from April to October and has over 30 rides.
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