Would highly recommend island hopping on the local ferry to the islands just off shore where there are lovely houses to walk through and the ruins of a monastery. Ex boat out there and bus back.
In the same area as the Viking museum you can visit the very popular tourist attraction Norsk Folkemuseum = Norwegian Folkhistory museum . It is 155 original old buildings and an old church, everything showing how they lived in Norway 200-800 years ago. It is both an outdoor museum and indoor…
Wonderful to walk around! Norsk Folkemuseum in Oslo is Norway's largest museum of cultural history featuring large indoor collections, the world's oldest Open-Air Museum and a 12th century stave church.
Large open air museum featuring buildings from different eras in Norway, including a beautiful Stave Church from the 1200's.
“Incredible view into how the Vikings migrated and moved around the arctic waters. To understand most of the other history I would suggest starting here.”
“Thor Heyerdahlwas a Norwegian adventurer and ethnographer. Kon-Tiki demonstrated that it was possible for a primitive raft to sail the Pacific. ”
“An amazing museum in Bygdøy peninsula hosting the Fram ship. Norway has a close relationship to the Arctic, and Fram ship made it possible for Norwegian explorers to venture both to the extreme north and extreme south of the globe, making Norway one of the first nations to properly explore both these areas. ”
“What is it? The royal residence at the top of Karl Johans gate, home to HM King Harald V and HM Queen Sonja. The Royal Palace Park surrounds the palace on all sides and features grassy areas, majestic trees, small ponds and statues. Why go? Although the palace is open to the public only during 22 June until 25 August and all visitors must follow a guided tour, the impressive building at the end of Karl Johans street is worth a look. The grounds and gardens are free for visitors to wander around and for the regular changing of the guard every day at 1.30 pm.”