Oslo Shore Excursion
This private Oslo shore trip includes a walking tour of historic Oslo and a visit to the famous Vigeland Sculpture Park. Then you also have the choice to visit any two of the following: the Holmenkollen Ski Center, the Norse Folk Museum, the Fram Museum or the Con Tiki Museum.
After meeting your guide at the pier you start with a walk through the historic center of Oslo. The main buildings of not only the city but also the country are concentrated here - the Parliament, the National Theater, the University, the Royal Palace, and others. Norway is a country in which, along with the parliament, there is also a monarchy. You will learn how these two branches of government exist in a modern country. A walk along the main street of the city will provide an opportunity to see the daily life of the inhabitants of the capital of Norway.
Next you drive to the Vigeland Sculpture Park, one of Norway's most visited sites. This unique sculpture park is the life work of the sculptor Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943). Included are more than 200 sculptures in bronze, granite and cast iron. The artist also designed the architectural outline of the park which is a monumental artistic creation with a human message that is well worth seeing.
YOUR CHOICE - At the time of your reservation you pick two of the following to add to your private Oslo tour.
The Holmenkollen Ski Center is home to the world famous Ski Jump which is often visited by both locals and international tourists. Skiing is a major part of Norwegian life and this place is the center of its history. While you are here you enjoy the best view point over the city of Oslo, from 1600 feet above sea level. If you are interested, it is possible to enjoy a short ride on the ski jump simulator which gives you the sensation of being an Olympic ski jumper.
The Norsk Folk Museum is Norway's largest cultural museum and one of Europe's largest open-air museums. Here you will see a variety of traditional houses from all over Norway, most have someone in traditional folk clothing. The park allows visitors a peak into Norwegian history from the 16th century until present day. Your guide will tell you about local customs as you learn about Norway's interesting culture. Upon completion of your visit, you are taken back to the pier in Oslo.
The Kon-tiki Museum includes original boats and exhibits from Thor Heyerdahl's world famous expeditions. Thor (1914-2002) is considered one of the world's most famous adventurers and champions of the environment. The museum is home to permanent exhibitions about: Ra, Tigris, Fatu-Hiva , Kon-Tiki, and Easter Island.
The Fram Museum shows the history of the polar explorers. Here you'll find the world's most famous polar ship, Fram (used from 1892 - 1912). The ship was used in explorations of the Arctic and Antarctic regions. You are able to board the ship to see the interior in its original condition.
Mobility: NO wheelchairs
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