“See this park, the Opera House, and the Viking Ships to make the visit to Oslo all worth while...”
We took the Princess Cruise to Oslo. You are at the center of Oslo city when you step off of the ship. I normally like to walk and take local buses when I get to a new place. However, there was a lot of constructions going on in the city when we arrived, so we decided to take the hop-on-hop-off bus to see the city. This was a good decision because I got to see the Opera House from all different angles, each stop took about 30-60 minutes to see (in time for the next hop-on-hop-off to arrive). When we got to the Vigeland Park, even when I knew to expect unconventional and controversial artwork, it was out of this world! The entire park was filled with human size bronze and stone statues, the landscape was beautifully manicured, and the size of the park could cover several football fields. One can stroll around the ponds. Simply looking at the statues had a calming effect. I took plenty of photos without having to show the nudity. Expect to spend at least two hours at the park. At the entrance, it has a modern coffee shop. If you need to use the toilet, it will cost you $5 kroners. Then we went to the Viking Ship Museum. The journey there offered a great view of the local dwellings and scenery. The museum housed three ships from the 9th century. The personnel working at the museum were helpful and friendly. If you have about four hours to kill in Oslo. Take the Hop-on-Hop-off (about $35 USD/pp). Saves time and you see art, landscape, history, and humanity all in one.
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