We had a one day cruise stop in Oslo. We looked at private tours, but this option in Oslo is VERY EXPENSIVE. Our tour started with a drive through the city which was a good way to get a feel for the city. We then went to the ski jump which was worth seeing. We also walked through Vigeland Park which is a can't miss in Oslo.Our guide spent too much time talking in the garden. We would have preferred him doing some of the general information while we were riding on the bus and then letting us spend more time on our own. At the end, we were taken to Tiki and Fram museums where we could stay as long as we wanted and given tickets to take the ferry back to the city. We took the Fram option which was very interesting and informative. The ferry was an added plus as we got a view of Oslo from the water and were dropped off close to our ship. I think this was a better option than the ship excursions since none of the offered excursions went to the ski jump, park, and Fram.
Reviewer: Robert Woodward
The tour bus was a short walk from the port. Guide spoke excellent English & was great!! Tour was longer, better & less expensive than the one we would have purchased on the ship. We were very pleased.
Reviewer: michelle bowman
Reviewer: Gerard Huneault
Very satisfied with our guide and the selected sites, even if heavy rain and a power failure spoiled one, the Ski Jump. Out of anyone's control.
Reviewer: Lois Lafek
This was the first Shore Excursions group tour that I had participated in and was very worried about finding the bus for it. But it worked out well and the departure worked well. So then I was relaxed about the rest of them that I had booked. The excursion gave us a good look at Oslo, ski jump probably the most amazing.
First stop on a Kongingsdam cruise. Bus was close & easy to find. Holmenkollbakken ski jump - lots to see on the way, but only 30 minutes on site. The ride to the top was $$$, and we did not have time for that or Zipline. Only time to snap pics, browse the gift shop and use the restroom - that seemed rushed. Vigeland Sculpture Park was better, a leisurely guided tour thru the park. Plenty of time to pause and enjoy. Viking Ship Museum - 40 minutes was about right. 3 recovered viking ships and lots of small artifacts to see. The bus continued to the Fram and Kon-Tiki museums, but had to get back on ship, so they dropped us off at a ferry with tickets in-hand for a short ride back to the harbor. Bygd¯y Peninsula is beautiful - we even drove past the royal summer house. I would not visit the ski jump unless we have time to go to the top. I would go back to Vigeland Park and Bygd¯y Peninsula. Overall a pretty good intro to Oslo.