This morning, your guide will meet you just outside your cruise ship after your ship clears customs. Even though Oslo is a bustling city, its numerous parks and waterfront give it a very quaint feeling.
Your guide will first take you to see City Hall and view the ceremonial hall with its beautiful murals, including the largest oil painting in Europe. This is the location of the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony every December.
Your next stop will be the Fram Museum which houses the Polar Ship Fram; used for three arctic expeditions by Fridtjof Nansen, Otto Sverdrup, and Ronald Amundsen. No other sailing vessel has been further north or south then the Fram. One can explore the entire ship from top to bottom. Also on display is expedition equipment and photographs of the explorers.
You will also visit the Viking Ship Museum where three of the largest ships, the Oseberg, Gokstad, and Tune are housed. Found in royal burial mounds of Oslo, these well preserved ships were used to carry the dead over to “the other world.”
You will end your day at the Vigeland Sculpture Park. This park features over 200 bronze and graphite human sculptures by Gustav Vigeland. The park features numerous groupings and the highest point in the park contains the Monolith, a totem created from one piece of stone with 121 figures intertwined with each other.