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Walking tour....

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By Traveller November 6, 2017
Oslo

Walking tour....

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By Susan Traveller November 6, 2017

Can you suggest a walking tour that would not be more than a couple of miles? What should we see..we are 6 senior citizens and would like to see Oslo on our own, rather than take the ship's tour.

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Hi Susan,
Welcome to Oslo! :) Oslo is smaller than other capitals so you can easily find a lot of things to do without tiring yourselves out. I would recommend to see the Opera house and then follow Karl Johans gate (gate means steet) from the main station up to the royal castle. First, the street itself looks like just an average shopping street, but if you don't give up you will actually end up in a very nice area! Where the shopping street part ends starts the real historic part of the street, you will see the Parliament on the left (Stortinget), the National Theatre on the left (Henrik Ibsen had his works performed here), the University of Oslo's classicist building on the right and you will finally see the royal castle at the end of the road! On the Norwegian national holiday, this road is filled up with Norwegians dressed up in national costumes waving back to the king who is also waving from the balcony of the castle.
Local November 7, 2017
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Great! Wonderful directions !
If you are looking for a great place to eat. Go to: Skippergata 32

Best sushi restaurant ever.

You can order directly from their website easily : https://sushicity.no/
Local January 30, 2018
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Hell Susan, I see that Lena has provided a great response. I assume that you are limited for time?
Local November 7, 2017
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After seeing the castle, I would go back to where the national theatre was and turn south where in just a few hundred steps the view of the ocean would open up for the wanderers' eyes. There you can see the building of the municipality (Rådhuset) facing the sea, the medieval Akershus fort (left and up) and the Nobel Peace museum (right). But it's the view of the sea really that is the most alluring for the eye. I would probably have coffee/tea or a quick lunch here. Kafebrenneriet is just a bit to the left from the Nobel museum, where you can have coffee served in a bowl (here, we measure out our lives with coffee bowls :)). Sometimes, birds come and visit the coffee house and curiously gaze at the coffee drinkers keeping a modest distance.
Lena
Local November 7, 2017
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Thanks for taking the time to answer my question. That sounds like a great tour.
No problem! Have a great time in Oslo!
Lena Local November 7, 2017
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Take the walk by the river (Akerselva)! Then you can stop and view the gorgeous scenery, or take å coffee at the many cafés by the river. You decide how long the tour will be.
K
Local November 7, 2017
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Thank you !
Hi Susan,
This one is only 1 hr 30 minutes and covers the main spots in the city centre.
http://freetouroslo.com/daily-free-tours/
Good luck!
Adam
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Local November 6, 2017
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Thank you so much! We will consider this!