Tap into this post to read about some of our sightseeing, fun facts, travel tips and many pictures of our time in Oslo, Norway. We encourage you to get out and see the world if you are able, and if not, we will bring it to you through our posts. We hope you enjoy!
The national flag of Norway is a red banner that contains a Scandinavian cross, which represents Christianity, and is similar in design to neighboring Scandinavian countries (Finland, Sweden, and Denmark) representing their historical association. Red and white represents Norway’s former union with Denmark and the blue for its peaceful affiliation with Sweden. The red, white, and blue colours are said to represent liberty in similar fashion to the national flags of France and the United Kingdom.
A day in beautiful Oslo, Norway
Oslo was the first stop along our Baltic Sea cruise and what a beautiful first port of call! It was a warm, sunny day in early July that was perfect for sightseeing. We only had one day in port and there was so much to see. The harbour area was beautiful with loads of restaurants and sightseeing tour boats to some of the nearby islands. I would love to go back to Oslo for a city break (but only in the summertime).
Facts & Figures
— Oslo was founded in the year 1040
— Olso has been the Norwegian capital since the reign of King Haakon V beginning in 1299
— In the year 1350 approx. 75% of the population of Oslo died from the devastating pandemic known as the Black Death
— Oslo has deep berths for the cruise ships to dock and you can easily walk all over town from the docks
— We took a ferry on the Oslo Fjord to two of the nearby islands; tickets can be conveniently purchased at the harbour and there are several vendors that offer island hopping or fjord cruises
— Oslo is a very walkable city with many of the most popular attractions along the harbour or within a few blocks of the harbour
— Currency used in Norway is the Krone (kr)
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