The Oslo Pass
If you're trying to slam in as much as possible in a short time, the Oslo Pass is a bargain (at least for those not eligible for student or senior discounts). It allows free use of public transit including the T-Bane and the ferry to Bydoy and admission to virtually all museums. On a 24-hour version we visited the Resistance museum, the Norwegian folk museum, the Viking Ship Museum, the Frammuseet, the Kon Tiki museum, the Holmenkollen ski jump and museum and took two buses, two T-Bane rides and two ferries across the fjord.
For full information in English on what the Pass covers and current prices: http://www.visitoslo.com/en/the-oslo-pass.49104.en.html
For 2007 the adult Oslo Pass costs:
24-hour -- NK 210
48-hour -- NK 300
72-hour -- NK 390.
If you plan on visiting some of the attractions and taking public transportation, you should consider buying the Oslo-pass. You might save a good deal of money on that.
It gives you free entrance to all museums and attractions, free rides on all the public transportations and free parking on all parkingplaces (except the private ones).
You also get discounts on sightseeing, carrental, Tusenfryd, restaurants, shops and much more.
Prices in NOK, adult:
24 hours - 195,-
48 hours - 285,-
72 hours - 375,-
Prices in NOK, children:
24 hours - 75,-
48 hours - 95,-
72 hours - 125,-
You can also buy a familypass, valied for 2 adults and 2 children for 24 hours, NOK 395,-
If you want to organise everything before you come, you can buy the cards online and get them mailed to your home.
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In summertime; to one of the...
In summertime; to one of the small lakes in the vast forest surrounding Oslo for a picnic with Norwegian food (marinated fish and cured meat). In wintertime; By horse and sledge to one of the restaurants in the forest. What I miss the most..the incidental, informal chat withe just anyone at one of the bars on Karl Johan's street or Aker Brygge.
go to this park (Frogners) and...
go to this park (Frogners) and see AND feel this statue.
It´s made of some special stone and IN a special way that makes it soft like skin.
Someone told me that persons are asked once per year to wash the statue only for a meal and coffee.
And people like to do that, because it feels that goooood, like real.
Hilde's allergy and vegetarian guide
Being in a foreign country with food allergy is a challenge.It may also be a probleme if you're a vegetarian/vegan. I'm allergic to dairy products So I have to think about where and what to eat at all times.
I wouldn't say Norway is the best country when it comes to allergy food. America and Sweden are better than us. But keep in mind that we are a small country
if you're allergic to milk the main word to look for is "Melk," unless the ingredient list is in English. In MC Donalds the ordinary hamburgers are without milk, the same for the pommes frites, but nok chicken mc nuggets. Just ask to see the allergy list.
On Mc Donalds you can also order an hamburger without gluten if you have coeliac disease
But it takes some more time and is a bit more expensive.
When you're in a big food store look for soy milk oat melk or rice milk c there instead of the small health shop stores. it's usually a lot more cheaper to buy special food in big food stores like Meny, Maxi, ultra and Ica
Some words to look for to avoid gluten is: hvete, rug, bygg, havre, spelt
The Bakery "godt brød" sell bread without gluten that tastes delicious. You'' also find glutenfree wheat pastry in the big grocery stores, usually frozen. ör you can invest in an bread baker machine
In most of the caffe places they have soy milk as an alternative to normal milk. But not at Peppes, dolly dimples and Egon.
Many restaurants , cafee's in Oslo are not that good at allergies and they don't know that butter usually contains milk. So to be on the safe side you should have an allergy card with you that explanes in English and/ or Norwegian what this allergy means. another option is to speak with the chef yourself.
Resturants in Oslo with dishes free from gluten. Only in Norwegian but Google translate is your friend, or ask me:)Yahoo
I'm still working on this page, fell free to contact me if you're going to Oslo and you need some allergy and/or vegan advice or if you have some ideas on what to write in this tip