I'm arriving in Oslo in two weeks time for just 3 days, Can anyone recommend must see's/do's??
I dont really know where to start. I'll probably be staying in a hostel so will be surrounded by other travellers so when doing things around the city would really like to understand and learn about the culture over there.
Any advice on the city itself or your experiences would be great!
Well, my sis, who is local recommended to me to start from the railway station - walk up on main street towards the castle (some nice sites on the way). Once up at the castle, enjoy the view on the harbor and fjord. Walk back towards the piers, where they have turned an old docking area to a shopping center. For dining - the Greenland area, on the other side of the station is recommended. This should get you started. On next days, just follow your interests - churches, sports, viking history...
Bring a lot of clothes, anyway, cause Oslo is really cold right now! If you come to Norway some other time, I'd recommend you'd get out of Oslo, cause that's not really Norway. The typical "Norway scenery" you'll find on the west coast and in the north. It's best to go in the summer though. HAVE A NICE TRIP
There are several museums on the isle of Bygdoy, like the Vikingship museum and the museum with the Fram, a ship used by Fridjof Nansen for trips to northpole areas.
And a museum devoted to the kontiki expedition of Thor Heyerdahl, although personally I did not visit it, because i disagree with his absurd theories.
I can't really add much to what the others have mentioned, but if you stay in a hostel, make sure it isn't the HI hostel. That is located at the top of this small hill, a long way from anything worth seeing, meaning you'll have to catch the tram a fair distance in to town. That hostel is also a lot more expensive than the others, for not much better quality. I didn't make a note in my diary as to the name of the hostel, but one existed that was right in the heart of town near Hausmans Gate station. It was only slightly worse quality than the HI one, a fair bit cheaper, but more importantly in a much much better location
Thanks for the info guys, ive hard the boardwalk is really great to hang out at, so hopefully the weather will be ok for us to enjoy that too!