“Sandwiched between the sea and fjords on one side and mountains and
forests on the other, Oslo is in many ways just what you'd expect from a
Scandinavian city: remarkably clean with efficient public transport and friendly
There's much more to the city than just a wholesome atmosphere and fresh
air, though. A fairly small conurbation, nonetheless Oslo offers a surprising
array of museums and art galleries to compete with any international capital.
One of the most impressive of these is the Munch Museum, an enormous
collection of the Norwegian painter's work displayed in a large, open plan
exhibition space. Equally outstanding and unique to the city is the Viking Ship
Museum housing the most beautifully preserved wooden Viking ships in the
You don't have to spend your day in museums to enjoy the city, however. The
historic city centre makes Oslo an ideal place for simply walking around and
soaking up the atmosphere. In the summer especially, you'll find that Aker
Brygge, the former dock now converted into a modern coastal promenade,
draws hundreds of people to its shops, restaurants and bars. Across the bay,
the medieval castle and its park offer a chunk of history combined with green
open spaces and panoramic vistas over the Oslo fjord.
Founded in 1048 by King Harald Hardråda, Oslo was growing in strength until
bubonic plague wiped out almost half the population in the 14th century.
Copenhagen took over Norway's affairs for the ensuing two centuries,
relinquishing the reins of power in 1624 to King Christian IV, who renamed the
city Christiania. Unification with Sweden from 1814 to 1905 bolstered Norway's
prominence and wealth and Christiania reverted to its original name of Oslo in
Day: 1 Oslo
Meet and Greet upon arrival and transfer to your Hotel. Check in hotel
(1400hrs). Overnight at Hotel.
Day: 2 Oslo
Breakfast at hotel, enjoy the city tour of Oslo, this tour gives you an overall
view of Oslo. Passing through the city centre
with its majestic main street Karl Johan,
you will see the Royal Palace, Parliament,
Oslo City Hall, Akershus Fortress and Castle
and the lively harbour. At Holmenkollen ski
jump you will enjoy a fabulous view. You
will visit the Vigeland Sculpture Park and
The Viking Ship Museum. We visit The Fram
museum, where you can see the polar ship:
Fram. Fram is the strongest vessel in the
world and was used for three arctic
expeditions. Fram was built in 1892 and is exhibited with original interior and
objects. The Kon-Tiki museum will be the last attraction on this complete tour.
You will see the vessels from Thor Heyerdahl’s expeditions, the original Kon-
Tiki balsa-wood raft and the papyrus boat RA II, which are displayed at the
Kon-Tiki museum. Rest of the day is free to leisure your own. Overnight at
Day: 3 Oslo - Delhi
Breakfast at hotel, day free at leisure until departure transfer to airport.