WINTER IN THE BIG CITY OF OSLO
On a MiniCruise to Oslo, you can experience the Norwegian capital in the small 7 hours the ship is at berth - and there is plenty to give! Enjoy a stroll by the harbor, experience the spectacular opera house, visit Ankerhus Fortress, Castle Park or Oslo's popular shopping district, Karl Johan Gate. The snowy landscapes that frame Oslo in the winter make the city the perfect destination for a short getaway - even when the temperature hits 0. In the winter season, Oslo offers nice urban spaces, cultural experiences, good shopping opportunities and, not least, a great handful of fun activities in the snow.
A day in the snow
If you want to spend your stay in Oslo on outdoor activities, then Navisen Skating Rink by Karl Johan is very popular. You can also go to Oslo Winter Park on Holmenkollen which is only half an hour from the city by metro , just as the Oslo Ski Center at Grefsenkollen allows you to enjoy a fun day on the Norwegian slopes.
If you are not into skiing, you can visit Oslo's popular toboggan run, the Corkscrew , or you can enjoy a walk along the 9 km long promenade where you can experience Norway's beautiful scenery and many of the city's attractions.
If it's a struggle to keep warm in the cold winter, you can snuggle up indoors and go to one of Oslo's many art and design exhibitions. Visit DOGA , which gives an insight into Norway's modern and innovative architecture, or visit the National Gallery and the Historical Museum in the center, where you can experience the Norwegian cultural heritage first. Get the warmth of Norwegian home baking at the Kaffistova cafe , grab a cup of the award-winning coffee at Tim Wendelboe , or try the city's wildest waffles at the hip Harald's Waffle . There is ample opportunity to create fun and enjoyable experiences around the Norwegian capital.
The Modern Oslo
Sørenga - the hip neighborhood
Head towards Sørenga , which is the new hip area right by the water. The peninsula extends into the fjord, and here you can get a taste of Oslo's modern architecture, exciting cultural mix and the new delicious Sørenga Sjøbad. Hungry on the walk, there are many delicious food places and cafes nearby.
SALT - in the big city
In the cold winter it can be obvious with a little extra pampering for body and mind. Visit Oslo's new delicious place, SALT , which offers art, culture and good music experiences - just a few minutes walk from the dock where the ship sits. At SALT you can also look forward to trying the world's largest sauna, saunas with DJs, or a wonderful spa treatment in MiniSPA.