July 9-11, 2013
Oslo, the last and smallest Scandinavian capital on our 3 week driving tour of the region. Located at the head of the Oslofjord the setting is pretty but not as exciting as the interplay of islands and boat traffic in Stockholm.
Still, the harbor front and Aker Brygge, the square of contemporary buildings just behind it, have an extensive selection of outdoor dining options that were missing in the larger capital.
The sights, while numerous, tend to be smaller and don’t take that much time. Buy the Oslo Pass – a combination ticket for all public transportation including ferries and virtually all the museums. Individual museum tickets are pricey, ranging from 60 – 100+ kroner, and add up fast. We generally don’t do more than 1 – 3 sights in a day, but in Oslo we visited City Hall, the National Gallery, Vigeland Sculpture Park, and three ship museums on the Bygdoy Peninsula and were still back at the hotel by 5PM.