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Oslo


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Overview

One of Europe's fastest growing cities, Oslo is the capital city of (and largest city in) Norway.

Oslo is only used as a cruise departure port by Royal Caribbean, for short cruises. However, many other cruises are offered that feature Oslo as a port of call during the cruise.

The hottest month of the year on average in Olso is typically July, while the coldest on average is January. Because of its Northern Europe location, cruises that visit Oslo are typically available between April and September.


Destinations
The following destinations can be visited on a cruise leaving from Oslo, Norway:
Northern Europe



Cruise Lines Departing Here

Royal Caribbean



Currency
The official currency is the Norwegain Krone (NOK). ATM machines are available, but make sure you use one that works with the card you're using. ATM machines will usually give you a better exchange rate than a bank or hotel. Using a credit card is a great way to avoid having to exchange currency.


Language
The official language of Norway is Norwegian. However, many people will speak English.


Tourist Attractions
Oslo is very much a walking city. There are quite a few museums and parks to enjoy. There is also a very nice quality of architecture among the capital's buildings.

Akershus Fortress (also known as Akershus Castle) is an old castle that was built (in the late 13th century) to protect Oslo. Your cruise ship will dock nearby it, so be sure to check it out while on your way downtown.

Located in central downtown Oslo, The Nobel Peace Prize Center (open since 2005) is a wonderful place where you can learn all about the long and celebrated history of the Nobel Peace Prize. There are various videos and photos for its guests to experience. Overlooking the harbor, this building is nearby Oslo's City Hall. The City Hall is where the Peace Prize ceremony occurs annually (in December). There are also art galleries and studios there.

The Oslo Opera House is the home of the Norwegian Opera and Ballet. It's located in the center of Oslo, in Bjørvika, and has been open since April 2008.

The Royal Palace is the official home of the Norwegian Monarch. It's a magnificent building that many tourists enjoy getting a look at.

The Munch Museum is dedicated to Edvard Munch, a famous painter. Open since 1963, many (over half) of Munch's works of art are housed there.

The Holmenkollen Ski Jump was an important part of the 1952 Winter Olympics. It's quite a site to see in person. Tower offers an amazing view of the surrounding area.
Still today, it is the site of various ski competitions.


Port Location
The port in Oslo is very close to the city's downtown area. You pull into an area right next to the Akershus Fortress. There are a few docks there and depending on which one your ship docks in you will have anywhere from a 5 to 20 minute walk to downtown. A nice option to get to the area across the harbor is to take the tram or a water taxi.
 
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