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Bygdoy Peninsula

Oslo 160, Norway
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Ranked #5 of 204 Attractions in Oslo
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Type: Bodies of Water, Biking Trails
Owner description: One of most delightful, romantic two-wheel rides in Oslo. Lush woods, park-like countryside, view of the sea, swimming areas, historic buildings and... more » Owner description: One of most delightful, romantic two-wheel rides in Oslo. Lush woods, park-like countryside, view of the sea, swimming areas, historic buildings and the royal cows are some of the sights to see along the way. Arrive from Aker Brygge via the 3-km cycle route along Frognerstranda to Hengesengveien, Bygdoy. Continue to Holsts vei - Rideveien - Huk - P.T. Mallingsvei - Langviksvei - Huk Aveny - Museumsveien - Wedels vei - Dronning Biancas vei Distance: 7 km Incline: insignificant Roadway: primarily fine gravel roads « less
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Stornoway, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

There is loads to do and it is all brilliant but be careful as it is a bit of a trek between sites and if you take the bus the drivers are not very helpful and not every bus goes the way you need.

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alabama
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We took a bus #30 from the city center to Bydoy. Passing by some beautiful residential properties. Quite a nice place to explore. More of a high end area (lodging and shopping) . We took the bus to Kon Tiki museum and Norwegian maritime museum. Walked down to the harbour/jetty and took a few pictures. Beautiful areas to visit!

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Houten
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23 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Take the ferry and enjoy the view. Visit museums and have a picknick at the lakeside. Stroll along the islandroads and have a look at some of the beautiful houses.

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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

commonly called the Museum Peninsula of Oslo is a short ferry trip from downtown Oslo, is a must-visit. For the traveler with limited time this beautiful location of greenery which is surrounded by sea encopasses five museums located within a few blocks of each other offering a widely-varied view of Norway's past, from farming and religion to shipbuilding and exploration.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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152 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

If the 3 famous museums (Fram, Kon Tiki and Viking) didn't exist on this peninsula, maybe few people would visit it. It is on a southwest part of town, and from the City hall there's a 15 min ferry ride. Apart from the museums, the peninsula is very nice and picturesque, with fairy tale houses, clean, tidy and quiet. I... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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36 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Just walking around the neighborhood is beautiful. Wonderful mansions, many of which are now foreign embassies. Absolutely do not miss the Viking Museum. The ships and the way they are displayed are fantastic. One could spend a week at the folk museum, with all there is to see.

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Blackpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is the museum peninsula but we enjoyed merely walking around the streets and looking at the houses. It rained heavily on the day we were there but that didn't spoil our enjoyment. The ferry journey only took about 15 minutes and was also worth the price. The only downside was that there weren't many places to eat on Bygdoy.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We took ferry no 91 from Pier 3 in front of city hall. There are five main museums at Bygdoy - Fram Museum, Kon Tiki, Viking Ship, Folk Museum (the best out of all), Maritime museum. There is another one Holocaust center - but it was a waste unless you understand Norwegian. All of these are good to go but... More

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Akron, OH
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Driving the Bygdoy Peninsula gave us a flavor for life in Oslo. Beautiful residential neighborhoods, great water views and the open air cultural museum made this a worthwhile afternoon visit.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Called the museum island for a very good reason, you could easily spend two days here. If museums aren't your thing there are also some rather gorgeous beaches and a forest/woodland walk.

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