Make the most of your vacation with a shore and land excursion that appeals to your interests. Knowledgeable, professional guides lead all excursions and offer special insights into the culture, history, wildlife, and geology of each destination. Discover first-hand how islanders went about the business of growing, harvesting and refining sugar in 18th century Barbados. Take an invigorating mush across a snow-covered glacier aboard an Alaskan dogsled. Or stroll through the maze of tiny streets in Mykonos, the birthplace of Apollo.
The world's greatest polar explorers await, on this captivating museum tour of Oslo. The tour takes you to the Fram Museum, where you'll uncover the complete story of the greatest Norwegian polar expeditions. The centrepiece of the museum is the world's most famous polar ship the Fram. After exploring this historic vessel you'll be given a short lecture on a selected item from the museum's captivating collection.
Please contact the Shore Excursion Department at firstname.lastname@example.org to review full details on this tour. Tour must be booked in advance of the cruise in order to secure equipment and departure time.
Start with a Panoramic drive through Oslo, passing all main monuments, going through residential areas to Bygdøy Peninsula to the Viking Ship Museum,housing the three authentic longships from the Viking age around 900 - 1000. Leaving town to continue to Hadeland Glass Works to visit the glass hut and watch glassblowers performs their arts. Time for shopping and refreshment before returning to town via peaceful agricultural areas.
Panoramic tour through Oslo, passing all main monuments. Proceed to the Bygdøy Peninsula where you will visit three of Oslo's most interesting museums. You will visit the Fram Museum showing the history of the polar explorers, the Viking Ship Museum, with longships and period artifacts from the Viking Age, and finally the Kon Tiki Museum depicting Thor Heyerdahl's incredible journeys.
A guided walk will take you past historic buildings, cozy cafés and art galleries. You will see Engebret's Café. Cool down during your walk with an ice-cold drink at Oslo's newest attractionthe Ice Bar. You will be first provided with warm clothing before entering the bar where everythingwalls, bar counter, furniture and decorationsis made from 60 tons of ice.
Oslo Highlights tour will introduce you to the history and sites of the city as you visit and see its major landmarks. Take a scenic drive through this capital city. You will visit the Vigeland Sculpture Park, a fascinating park, containing 150 sculptures by Gustav Vigeland. After Vigeland Sculpture park you will drive to Holmenkollen Ski Jump for a fantastic view of the city and the fjord far below.
See historic buildings, cozy cafes and art galleries. Admire Engebret's Cafe' one of the oldest cafes/restaurants in Oslo and located in a beautiful square, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, the old Military Hospital, and Christiania's old concert hall. In the city's golden center,' you'll see monuments and buildings around Karl Johan Street the Parliament Building, the University, the National Theater, and the Royal Palace. Continue with a visit to the City Hall, decorated by some of Norway's most distinguished artists. Walking into the grounds of the Akershus Fortress. Finally, follow a path from the fortress leading directly to the pier.
Drive through the center of Oslo and see highlights such as the Akershus Fortress, the Parliament Building, the Royal Palace, and the Nobel Institute. Pass through Vigeland Sculpture Park and continue through beautiful residential areas to the Bygdøy Peninsula. On the Bydgoy peninsula, pass the Open-Air Norwegian Folk Museum and the Viking ship museum before arriving at Bygdoynes for a beautiful view of Oslo and the Oslofjord. Then go to the eastern part of the city to Ekeberg and the Norwegian Maritime School, where you'll have another breathtaking view of Oslo. Before arriving at Oslo Central Station you will stop at the new Opera House.
Drive through the center of Oslo and see highlights such as the Akershus Fortress, the Parliament Building, the Royal Palace, and the Nobel Institute. Pass through Vigeland Sculpture Park and continue through beautiful residential areas past the Holmenkollen Ski Jump and stop at a viewpoint for a fantastic view of the city and the fjord. On the Bydgoy peninsula, pass the Open-Air Norwegian Folk Museum and the Viking ship museum before arriving at Bygdoynes for a view of Oslo and the Oslofjord. Then go to the eastern part of the city to Ekeberg and the Norwegian Maritime School, where you'll have another view of Oslo. Before retuning to the pier you will stop at the new Opera House.
Important: Please remember you have up to 4 days prior to your sail date to purchase your regular shore excursions online. If you are within the 4 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions onboard; land excursions would need to be purchased directly through your Tour Director on the land portion of the Alaska Cruisetour. For example, if you are sailing on October 18, you can make Shore & Land Excursion purchases online until October 13.