Norway Tourism Guide
Major Attraction| Bygdøy Peninsula
The Bygdøy Cape ( M0368) holds among Oslo’s top magnetisms. You can busy yourself at all the sights in half a day, but assigning some extra hours will be more satisfying.
Even though only minutes from central Oslo, Bygdøy keeps its country character. The imperial family has a summer dwelling here, as do lots of Oslo’s well-off residents. Ferry No 91 runs from early April to early October, making the 15-minute travel to Bygdøy every 30 to 40 minutes from 08:45 with the final crossing returning from Bygdøy at approximately 18:30 in April and September, 21:15 in summer, with former concluding departures the rest of the year. Keep an eye out for the king’s vessel KS Norge on the ride over, in addition to the King and Queen’s regal yacht clubs ( Kongen and Dronningen ), which confront one another on either side of the Frognerkilen.
The ferries depart from Rådhusbrygge 3 (opposed the Rådhus) and stop primarily at Dronningen ferry terminal, from where it’s a 10-minute saunter to the Norwegian Folk Museum and a 15-minute stroll to the Viking Ship Museum. Beyond the ships it’s an additional 20 minutes walk to touristic places ,the most famous tourist attractions Bygdøynes where the Kon-Tiki, Polarship Fram and Norwegian Maritime museums are collected; the track is signposted and makes a enjoyable saunter. Otherwise, the ferry carry on to Bygdøynes. You can as well get a bus No 30 to the Folk Museum from Jernbanetorget, adjacent to Oslo S.
Henie-Onstad Art Centre
In Høvikodden, west of the center, there lies one of Norway’s finest private art compilations, the Henie-Onstad Art Center, built in the 1960s by Norwegian figure skater Sonja Henie and her husband Niels Onstad. The couple aggressively sought out collectible works of Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso, in addition to various impressionist, abstract, expressionist and modern Norwegian artworks.
When you’ve seen sufficient art you can go downstairs for a visit at Sonja’s diverse skating medals and trophies. From Jernbanetorget, get any bus towards Sandvika and descent at Høvikodden.
Ferries running to the half a dozen isles in Oslofjord depart from Vippetangen dock, southeast of Akershus Festning. Hovedøya, the neighboring isle, has a stony shoreline, but its southwestern part is a trendy sunbathing district. There are walking tracks around the border, some old cannons and the remains of a 12th-century monastery. Boats to Hovedøya depart from Vippetangen once or two times hourly from end of May to mid-August, less the rest of the year.
The Bygdøy cape has 2 trendy beaches, Huk and Paradisbukta, which can be attained by getting bus No 30 from Jernbanetorget to its final stop. While there are several sandy patches, most of Huk comprises verdant lawns and huge, smooth rocks ideal for sunbathing.
It’s divided into 2 beaches by a small bay; the beach on the northwestern side is open to nude bathing. If Huk seems too packed, a 10-minute walk across the woods north of the bus stop directs to the more private Paradisbukta.
Jotunheimen National Park
This national park is among Norway’s finest backwoods destinations. It has a web of hiking tracks leading to approximately 60 glaciers and to the country’s loftiest crests (the 2469m/8100ft Galdhøpiggen and 2452m/8044ft Glittertind). The paths cross ravine-like valleys, deep lagoons and plummeting waterfalls. Huts and personal lodgings are along countless routes.