Silversea Luxury Cruises To Oslo

Oslo

What sets Oslo apart from other European cities is not so much its cultural traditions or its internationally renowned museums as its simply stunning natural beauty. How many world capitals have subway service to the forest, or lakes and hiking trails within city limits? But Norwegians will be quick to remind you that Oslo is a cosmopolitan metropolis with prosperous businesses and a thriving nightlife.Once overlooked by travelers to Scandinavia, Oslo is now a major tourist destination and the gateway to what many believe is Scandinavia's most scenic country. View more

That's just one more change for this town of 650,000—a place that has become good at survival and rebirth throughout its 1,000-year history. In 1348 a plague wiped out half the city's population. In 1624 a fire burned almost the whole of Oslo to the ground. It was redesigned and renamed Christiania by Denmark's royal builder, King Christian IV. After that it slowly gained prominence as the largest and most economically significant city in Norway.During the mid-19th century, Norway and Sweden were ruled as one kingdom, under Karl Johan. It was then that the grand main street that's his namesake was built, and Karl Johans Gate has been at the center of city life ever since. In 1905 the country separated from Sweden, and in 1925 an act of Parliament finally changed the city's name back to Oslo. Today, Oslo is Norway's political, economic, industrial, and cultural capital.

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Excursions in Oslo

Best of Oslo

Discover the art, history and explorers of Norway during this scenic, half-day sightseeing excursion through Oslo.

City Tour

Depart the pier for the brief drive through the city centre. Along the way, pass by City Hall, the National Theatre, the Royal Residence and suburban villa areas en route to the Bygdøy Peninsula.


Viking Ship Museum

Next, drive to the famous Viking Ship Museum to view some well-preserved ships from the Viking Age. The three Viking ships displayed at the museum are very well preserved, and serve as an excellent example of the Viking Period's daring initiative and ship-building craftsmanship. The Gokstad ship is a typical seagoing ship, while the Oseberg ship is richly adorned and was probably used as a pleasure boat along the coast. In addition there is a collection of household implements found during the excavations of the ships, which took place during the last part of the 19th century.


Vigeland Sculpture Park

From here, proceed for a visit to the Vigeland Sculpture Park, Norway's most visited attraction. The park features 200 sculptures in bronze, granite and iron, a monolith with 121 figures carved from a single block of granite and 36 statue groups surrounding the monolith.


Holmenkollen Ski Jump

Next, re-board your coach for the drive through the city centre en route to the Holmenkollen Ski Jump, a must-see site offering splendid views overlooking the city.


Afterwards, the coach returns you to the ship.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking. The Vigeland Sculpture Park involves approximately 2,625 feet (about 800 metres) of walking. The tour sequence may vary to avoid congestion. Local currency is required for restroom facilities. The visit to the Ski Jump Tower is not included.

Culinary Experience: Norwegian Food and Oslo’s best handcrafted beers

Experience the flavours of Norway and Oslo's finest handcrafted beer during this memorable, full-day culinary excursion.


Oslo City, Akershus Fortress, Mathallen Food Court, Tour and Tastings

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute orientation drive through Oslo City. Along the way, pass by the Akershus Fortress and stop for photos (time-permitting) at the spectacular Oslo Opera House en route to the Akerselva River. In 2012, Oslo's first food court, Mathallen, was opened along the river banks and has become a favourite spot for locals. Mathallen is a centre for Norwegian food culture, where chefs and the general public can purchase products from Norwegian small-scale producers and foreign special imports. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour, followed by a tasting of local Norwegian cheese and handcrafted local Norwegian beers.


Norwegian Beer Academy, Akersberget Restaurant

Next, walk around the corner from Mathallen for a visit to the Norwegian Beer Academy, Oslo's smallest pub with the largest collection of beers in town. A stop is made here for another glass of local beer before continuing on-foot to the nearby Akersberget restaurant. This 250-year-old typical Norwegian, wooden, red-coloured house is one of the oldest traditional restaurants in Oslo, and specializes in local food and beer. The restaurant works closely with the Norwegian Beer Academy, and is famous for its beer tastings. Upon arrival, you are served a Norwegian-style dinner accompanied by a tasting of two other types of locally-produced beer.


City Centre, Norwegian Parliament, National Theatre, Old University, Royal Palace, City Hall

Throughout the tour, learn more about the history of Norwegian beer, the Telthusbakken area, where the food court, restaurant and one of Oslo's prettiest streets are located, as well as tales of dragons and local lore. After lunch, walk to a nearby local pub, the Hytta Bar, for another beer stop, then re-board your coach for the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier. En route, drive through the city centre and pass by renowned landmarks such as the Norwegian Parliament, National Theatre, Old University, Royal Palace, and twin-towered City Hall. Guests may opt to remain in the city centre for further exploration, and return to the ship at their own expense.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, at times over uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear warm, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe and non-slip walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a weatherproof jacket from the ship. Guests must be at least 21 years old to participate in tastings of alcoholic beverages. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

National Gallery & Oslo Walking Tour

Explore Oslo and its beautiful surroundings on foot during this picturesque, half-day walking tour. The original city named Oslo was completely destroyed by fire in 1624. The Renaissance king, Christian IV of Denmark-Norway, decided to move Oslo and it was rebuilt under the protective shadow of the Akershus Fortress.


Stroll past historic buildings, cozy cafes and art galleries, as well "Engebret's Cafe" - Oslo's oldest restaurant dating from the 1700s, once a popular haunt of actors from the old Christiania Theatre. Along the way, view Karl Johan Street, the Parliament Building and the old University.


National Gallery

Stop at the National Gallery, Norway's largest public collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures, established in 1837. Here, view collections of major works by the world-famous artist Edvard Munch such as "The Scream" and "Madonna".


Continue to the Royal Palace, the National Theatre and City Hall square with its 20th century town hall. Finally, pass the police horse stables before entering the grounds of the Akershus Fortress. Dating from 1299, this medieval castle and royal residence developed into a fortress armed with cannons in 1592. On the grounds of Akershus you will also find the Norwegian Resistance Museum relating to WWII Norway.


Your walking tour concludes at the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 2.5 miles (4 kilometres) with approximately 50 steps to negotiate at the National Gallery. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Wear flat comfortable walking shoes, and bring your camera and water from the ship.

Norwegian Explorers

Discover the history of the Norwegian Explorers during this scenic, half-day sightseeing excursion through Oslo. Oslo has a seafaring tradition which is reflected in the museums visited of the city.

Depart the pier for the brief drive through the the centre of the city, passing along the way the Akershus Fortress, Parliament building and the Royal Palace before arriving at Bygdøy Peninsula, to visit the Viking Ship Museum.


Viking Ship Museum

The Viking Ship Museum is home to well-preserved ships from the Viking Age. The three Viking ships displayed at the museum are very well preserved, and serve as an excellent example of the Viking Period's daring initiative and ship-building craftsmanship. The Gokstad ship is a typical seagoing ship, while the Oseberg ship is richly adorned and was probably used as a pleasure boat along the coast. In addition there is a collection of household implements found during the excavations of the ships, which took place during the last part of the 19th century.


Fram Museum

Continue to the Fram Museum to see the world's most famous polarship, the Fram. Built in 1892, the Fram is the museum's main attraction. The explorer Roald Amundsen was the first to reach the South Pole using the Fram during his expedition of 1910-11. The ship is displayed in its original condition, with interior and objects perfectly preserved. Every visitor is welcome on board the Fram.


Kon-Tiki Museum

Finally, move to the nearby Kon-Tiki Museum, home to vessels and artifacts from Thor Heyerdahl's expeditions. Here, see the original Kon-Tiki raft from 1947, a 30-foot whale shark and artifacts from Easter Island, together with the papyrus boat RA II and a fascinating archaeological collection from Peru, Polynesia and Easter Island.

Afterwards, the coach returns you to the ship.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair.

Silver Shore Privato - Oslo by Private Car with Guide - Full Day

Explore Oslo at your leisure during your full-day (8 Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your Driver and English speaking Guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Tour Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato - Oslo by Private Car with Guide - Half Day

Explore Oslo at your leisure during your half-day (4 Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your Driver and English speaking Guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato - Oslo by Private Van with Guide - Full Day

Explore Oslo at your leisure during your full-day (8 Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your Driver and English speaking Guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 4 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Tour Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato - Oslo by Private Van with Guide - Half Day

Explore Oslo at your leisure during your half-day (4 Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your Driver and English speaking Guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 4 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Tour Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Vigeland Sculpture Park and Munch Museum

Explore the culture, history and art of Norway during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Oslo City, Munch Museum, Artwork, The Scream Painting

Depart the pier for the short drive to the Munch Museum. Opened in 1963, the Munch Museum is the sole repository of works by the artist Edvard Munch, which he bequeathed to the city of Oslo in 1940. The most famous of Munch's works is The Scream, of which he made four versions. Two are situated in the Munch Museum, one is at the National Gallery of Oslo and the fourth, which is privately-owned, was sold at Sotheby's in 2012 for almost $120-million, the highest price ever paid for a painting at auction. The Scream has an iconic status in popular culture following its copyright expiration; it is frequently utilised and parodied in advertising, cartoons, movies, etc. around the world.


Vigeland Sculpture Park, Bronze and Granite Sculptures, The Monolith Sculpture

Next, re-board your coach and continue on to the Vigeland Sculpture Park. This unique park spans approximately 80 acres (about 32 hectares), and features 212 bronze and granite sculptures. The entire body of works was created over a 30-year period by Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland, on commission from the city of Oslo. Centrally-located is The Monolith, a sculpture with 121 human bodies fighting their way upward.


City Centre, Norwegian Parliament, National Theatre, Old University, Royal Palace, City Hall

At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier. En route, pass through the city centre, passing renowned landmarks such as the Norwegian Parliament, National Theatre, Old University, Royal Palace, and the twin-towered City Hall.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, at times over uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear warm, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe and non-slip walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a weatherproof jacket from the ship. The tour sequence may vary.

Hotels in Oslo

OSLO GRANDE HOTEL

Grande Hotel is for those who want to begin or prolong their Silversea holiday - luxury accommodations, exclusive service and impeccable attention to detail in style. Grande Hotel guests appreciate the finer things in life. These properties have been chosen not only for their prime location but for their outstanding service and their exceptional quality.

For your convenience, we can easily organise transfers between the airport and hotel or between the hotel and the pier so that you only have to decide how much or how little you wish to do.

Hotel groups that are frequently featured in our program include Shangri-La, Four Seasons, Peninsula or Fairmont to name just a few.

OSLO SIMPLY HOTEL

Our Simply Hotel selection is the perfect choice for those who want a centrally located setting from which to discover - or rediscover - the city. Rooms in these 4.5 and 5-star properties are generally Standard Double or King rooms that provide comfortable accommodations and superior service for those who wish to extend their trip with a cultural or shopping experience in some of the world's most iconic cities.

For your convenience, we can easily organise transfers between the airport and hotel or between the hotel and the pier so that you only have to decide how much or how little you wish to do.

Hotel brands that we consistently feature include Intercontinental, JW Marriott, Fairmont or the Conrad Group.