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    island jumping in the Oslo fjord

    by Hildeal Updated Jan 2, 2012

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    Favorite thing: Favorite thing: I would recommend a trip with the ferry to see the Oslo fjord and the islands lying around there. I would especially recommend, our Main Island "called Hovedøya It's also a great bathing and camping place. You can also visit the idyllic Lindøya Gressholmen and Nakholmen. Taking a roundtrip with the ferry takes around 20 minutes and it's not more expensive than taking any other public transportation in Oslo. IT'S FOR THE SAME PRICE. The boats leave harbor called Vippetangen. Bus nr 60 will take you there there (it takes five minutes) from Jernbanetorget close to the pharmacy.

    Read more: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/64da5/3462a/1/#ixzz1iIiOBvRE
    Favorite thing: Lindøya is an idyllic little island and is worth visiting on your fjord sightseeing in Oslo. In 1920, Lindøya was the Oslo base for the pioneer Norwegian airline, and its seaplanes

    this is a summer place, meaning that the people here usually only live here during the summer. There are 289 cabins here

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    Hilde's trip Planner Guide: Oslo by walking

    by Hildeal Updated Jan 1, 2012

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    Favorite thing: Trip planner 1 : exploring oslo by walking

    from Jernbanetorget/Nasjonalteateret/Majorstua4

    jernbanetorget - nationalteateret 19 minutter

    attractions :

    Karl johansgate (our main street)

    Domkirken

    kirkeristen

    university of oslo

    Nasjonalteateret

    Aker brygge 5 minutter

    vestbanehallen

    the fortress

    Nationaltateret--- Majorstua 25 minutes

    The royal palace

    the beautiful palace park

    Bogstadveien shooping street

    Majorstua

    Vigelandsparken 5 minutes

    And then you can walk the whole way back or using public transportation

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    • Hiking and Walking

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    working in Oslo (Norway)

    by Hildeal Updated Dec 23, 2011

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    Favorite thing: If you want to do some low paid jobs, like driving the bus, being a postman, working in restaurants etc., I believe there are good opportunities. The waiter working at the cafe next to my apartment only speaks English. They also need people in the health care system or play garden, but you might end up speaking like a kid ;)

    If you want another type of job, you'll have to make an effort to learn Norwegian, if you don't want to work within engineering or computers.

    I will try to make some suggestions based on some roommates of mine, who're foreigners but still have managed to get a job here.

    1) You must know some basic Norwegian language.

    2) A good education will help you a lot and/or work experience

    3) Any other qualities like speaking many languages, like to do hard work. Being tall and strong can you make you find a job in a grocery stores etc.

    4) You should meet up in person and hand out your application and CV, if it's possible.

    5) You also need some references, from your former employers. I doubt they'll ever call your home country, but it should be in your application.

    There's a popular Norwegian internet page called Finn (finn.no) anything you need, you can find it here. There’s a "jobb" page, where it's possible to make your own ad. Make an introduction, a nice picture, work experiences etc. and hope for the best.

    Normal working hours are maximum nine hours per day or 40 hours per seven days.

    For different work rotas: the weekly working hours are 38 or 36 hours for a seven-day period depending on your work rota

    Permitted: an average calculation of working hours. This requires a written agreement.
    Just remember that most (arbeidsgivere) require good Norwegian skills.

    All employees (who begin their work) before 30 October are entitled to 25 working day’s vacation by the end of the holiday year.

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    hopp i havet!

    by Hildeal Updated Apr 11, 2011

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    Favorite thing: If you just need some entertainment for your kids, you should go here. There´s a lot of things to explore and many places to get lost. I have been here with some special need children and they loved this place.

    all days (not mondays) from 10-20
    There´s also a small cateria there.

    fares: kids 150, adults free

    Fondest memory: adress:

    Sandakervegen 24 c

    http://www.hoppihavet.no/

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    Norwegian Museum of Science & Technology

    by Hildeal Updated Apr 11, 2011

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    Favorite thing: is the national Museum for technology, industry, science and medicine and the museum has over 20 permanent and temporary exhibitions about energy, oil, industry, medicine, airplanes, cars and trains.

    Free intrance with the oslo Pass

    very suitable for kids

    Fondest memory: Some years ago I worked with autistic kids, and this was the place we justed to hang out. Many exiting things to do and to see...one kid really liked the elevators;)

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    Tøyenbadet

    by Hildeal Written Mar 13, 2011

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    Favorite thing: Popular pool near the centre of Oslo, just across the street from the Munch Museum.

    2 indoor swimming pools (28 degrees celsius) 2 open-air pools (open in the summer), water slide diving bord

    A little nice warm pool for the youngest.

    free with the Oslo pass

    If you visit this place in the weekend be aware of the amount of kids and families and keep an eye on your kids. Sometimes there are just to many people here.

    Fondest memory: How to get here?

    with metro number 5 to Tøyen, five minutes walk , close to the Zological museum.

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    Just enjoy Oslo!

    by Raimix Updated Mar 4, 2011

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    The oldest school in Oslo - Oslo Katedralskole

    Favorite thing: Norway is really differing from my homeland; I haven't got cultural shock, but have been surprised by Oslo's modern and old part. I haven't seen so much new build skyscrapers before, and I haven't seen really old buildings, dated from 13th century and older.

    My recommendations - just enjoy Oslo walking through the streets, museums, churches, seeing panoramas and communicating with Scandinavians.

    Fondest memory: I have to say, I really memorised my snowboarding near Oslo fjord, as it was so funny and fast! :)

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    Lutheran churches

    by Raimix Written Mar 4, 2011

    Favorite thing: I found interesting exploring Lutheran churches. Not so many of them in my country, Lithuania. Differences from Catholic churches are in interiors, exteriors, style of Mass. For example, in Lutheran temples exterior and interior is not so crowded, Mass more interesting and, as I say, more modern :)

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    Visit Nesodden

    by Hildeal Updated Feb 11, 2011

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    Favorite thing: Take the boat from Aker Harbour to Nesodden (20 minutes). Nesodden is a peninsuala and is situated outside of Oslo and it's a really nature pearl. It's not included in the public transporting prize. I believe the prize is around 50 NK one way. Or you can actually drive her, but I prefer the boat trip.The boat from Aker Harbour to Nesodden goes frequently , around each hour, and also at night.

    And Alexander Rybak, the boy who won the Eurovison song contest last year is from Nesodden and was raised here! He said that if he got to choose, the Eurovison contest should be held here. But i doubt it would be room enough ;)

    Nesodden is the Peninsula that makes the Oslo fjord til bend at the top. The history of Nesodden is impressed by the fjord, the wood and the farm industri, but also by its nearness to the capital

    The first people of Nesodden belonged to the people of Nøsvedt and they came here 8000 years ago. Since then, many more and today the innhabitants count 16.000 . Many Locals are patriots and show big intererest in culture of the parish, nature and history. My anchestors are originally from this place.

    But first of all Nesodden is dream for boat and beach entusiasts. Many people here have boat houses along the coast.

    Fondest memory: sitting in the boat house and watching the cruise ships passing by.

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    useful phone numbers

    by Hildeal Updated Jan 28, 2011

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    Favorite thing: the tourist information centre 24147700

    Emergency

    fire 110
    Police 112
    Ambulance 113
    First Aid 22932293

    Dentist 22673000

    Banks
    Lost Creditcard
    08989

    American express
    800 68 000

    Postbanken 03800

    DNB Nor
    04800

    Directory
    1881
    1882 international
    1880

    Operators
    Callpay
    80053333

    NetCom AS
    23 88 80 00

    Telenor 810 77 000

    Tele 2 Norge AS
    02000

    Conserts
    oslo spektrum information
    22 05 29 00

    Tickets
    815 11 211

    Tickets 815 11 500

    Transport information (trafikanten)
    177

    Norwegian state railways NSB 815 00 888

    Airport express train (flytoget)
    815 00 777

    Bus express (flybuss ekspressen)
    820 21 300

    Car hire
    AVIS
    815 33 0 44

    Bislet bilutleie AS
    22 60 00 00

    Ride (Scooter rent)
    23 21 04 00

    Taxi
    Norges taxi
    08000
    (just hold the line)

    oslo taxi
    02323

    Fjord taxi: Einar Torvund
    93024108

    Båttaxi 90 04 09 99

    Guidet tours

    Oslo train
    22495240

    Boatservice sightseeing
    23 25 68 90

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    seeing Oslo from the tram, different tram trips

    by Hildeal Updated Dec 5, 2010

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    Favorite thing: From Brugata near oslo city ,take tram nr 12 (Majorstua) and during this pram trip you'll see kongens gate , Christiana Torv, rådhusplassen Aker brygge, Solli, Frogner Vigelandsparken, Majorstua, Homansbyen etc. And you get back to the place you started.

    It'a nice tram trip. And if you like what you see, you can always jump out take some photos and take the next tram.

    If you want to see the Oslo fjord, there's a nice tram trip with tram nr 19 from Majorstua or Jernbanetorget. the last station is Ljabru. If you're interested in taking pictures you have quite a view from that station called Sjømannskolen. Or you can stop at Sæther and go down to the train back to jernbanetorget.

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    Must sees:

    by Durfun Written Nov 1, 2010

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    Favorite thing: MUST VISITS:

    Vikingship Museum & Kon-Tiki museum
    Aker Brygge for some bites & a stroll
    Akershus Fortress
    Nobel Town Hall
    Holmenkollen Ski Jump Area
    Vigelandparken Sculpture Park.

    Fondest memory: Vigelandparken sculptures, and its tranquil setting.

    A swim in the clean part of Olsofjord - past the museums.

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    Nightlife

    by Durfun Updated Nov 1, 2010

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    Favorite thing: The tourist office produces a free 'What's On in Oslo' leaflet that is useful to check venues & their opening times, directions of how to get there.

    The hippest nightclubs are in the east of the city in districts like Gronland and Grunerlokka, though there are some in the centre around Karl Johans Gate. Most have a variety of live music.

    Bar Boca at 30 Thorvald Meyers gate serves the best cocktails in town, and the Tea Lounge (33b Thorvald Meyers gate) is a lovely lounge for a quiet, romantic night.

    Spektrum is close to Oslo S - which is connected to Frogner via tram numbers 12 & 15 (mere 10 minute ride!!)

    Studenten is a good bar at 45 Karl Johans Gate thats brews it's own beer, and a youthful crowd.

    Summit 22 is a bar-lounge on top of the unmissable Radisson SAS, offering panoramic views over the city. Open till 3 am!

    Fondest memory: Vigeland Park - with so many sweet sculptures.

    Holmenkollen museum dedicated to the origin of skiing.

    Viking ship museum - showcasing old boats used for the early expeditions to far-away lands.

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    Oslo - a green city

    by penny_g Written Aug 4, 2010

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    View from the Stortinget. Far away is the Palace.
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    Favorite thing: Oslo is said to be one of the greenest cities in Europe. Its inhabitants count 400 000 people, which makes the city not as dynamic as other European capitals.

    Do not omit to visit Frognerparken and the Vigelandsparken within it. Enjoy the numerous statues and sculptures, presentic the human body and its flexibility and reminding a bit of the Socialism. Don't forget to throw a coin from your country into the fountain - it's said that you will turn back and visit the city again.

    The daily public transport card entitles you to travel also by boat and visit Bygdøy from the harbour. This is a nice penincula, situated in the Oslo fjord. There you can visit up to three museums - the Kon Tiki, the Vikings Ship Museum and the Norwegian Folk Museum. Enjoy!

    Another green place, accessible by the metro (t-banen) is the Sognsvann. Some three km away from Oslo, it offers a great variety of activities, including fishing, jogging, doing some sports or just relaxing. I love this place.

    Visit the Stortinget for free and feel what it is like to be a Norwegian member of parliament. On the top, the tour through the Stortinget is accompanied by professional and knowledgable tour guide. You will know much more about Norway, its liberation from Sweden and Denmark and its development to one of the richest countries in the world.

    These are just few of the sites I would recommend.

    Fondest memory: The multiculturality, the uniqueness and the slow pace of the oldest Scandinavian capitals.

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    Useful phone numbers

    by ealgisi Updated Jan 5, 2010

    Favorite thing: The most common European emergency number 112 (following Directive 2002/22/EC: Universal Service Directive) and also standard on GSM mobile phones. 112 is used in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom in addition to their other emergency numbers.

    Here are some useful phone numbers that you might need while in Norway:

    Police: 112
    Ambulance: 113
    Fire: 110
    Police (non-urgent): 02800

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