Cruising by Oslo

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Cruised back to Oslo. Ventured the City via HOHO with the whole family this time.  A great way to explore the city at our own pace.

Our boat’s view as we docked by the Bygdoy Peninsula.  The peninsula is mainly a residential area, but in addition to the museums, Bygdøy is also a popular recreational area during summer offering beaches and a beach volleyball court at Huk. There are also several trails for cycling and walking.
The Royal Palace in Oslo was built in the first half of the 19th century as the Norwegian residence of the French-born King Charles III of Norway, who reigned as king of Norway and Sweden. Wikipedia
Studenterlunden. The park dates to 1837 when the area opened adjacent to the new buildings of the University of Oslo. The municipality took over responsibility in 1888. The park includes a music pavilion, beer garden and a variety of statues of famous Norwegians including Henrik Ibsen, Ludvig Holberg and Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson. Wikipedia 
In the city centre around the main street Karl Johans Gate.

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A closer look at the Ski Jump.  Photo Courtesy of VisitOslo.
The Holmenkollen Ski museum and Jump tower is one of Norway’s most visited tourist attractions. The ski museum opened in 1923 and is the oldest museum in the world specialized in skiing.

The tradition of ski jumping in Holmenkollen goes all the way back to 1892 and every year Holmenkollen National Arena hosts the annual FIS World Cup competitions.

The Vigeland Park is the world’s largest sculpture park made by a single artist, and is one of Norway’s most popular tourist attractions.

The unique sculpture park is Gustav Vigeland’s lifework with more than 200 sculptures in bronze, granite and wrought iron. Vigeland was also in charge of the design and architectural layout of the park. The Vigeland Park was mainly completed between 1939 and 1949.

 
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We so wanted to see this Viking Museum in Oslo. It was close due to the Holiday but just wanted to share the picture.

Our recent obsession with History Channel’s “Vikings”have resulted to our fixation with the Viking Age. Vikings were incredible farmers, artists, craftsman, seafarers, storytellers and warriors of legend. They were responsible for settling coastlines from Great Britain to America and various areas throughout Scandinavia and Europe.

Viking sites in Norway are among the oldest in the world. In Oslo, The Viking Ship Museum presents Viking ship discoveries from Gokstad, Oseberg and Tune as well as other finds from Viking tombs around the Oslo Fjord. It houses a collection of artifacts and information on the Viking Age. It also displays the world’s two best-preserved Viking long ships from the 9th Century

Stavkirke di Gol - Oslo

Photo Courtesy of VisitOslo
Norsk Folkemuseum is located at Bygdøy and has an Open-Air Museum with 160 historic buildings. A main attraction is Gol Stave Church from around 1200.
Our boat was docked right beside the Akerhus Castle Complex. This medieval castle and surrounding fortress was constructed to protect the capital of Norway during the reign of Hakon V, dating back to 1299. 

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