"Travel through Oslofjorden to Oslo" Fjord Tip by 807Wheaton
Fjord, Oslo: 17 reviews and 28 photos
Part of the visit to Oslo was enjoying the transit through Oslofjord. Oslofjorden is shallow and contains many small islands which are generally covered with fir and pine trees. The temperature was 51 degrees Fahrenheit when we docked next to Akerhus Castle.
To me this was the nicest port because it was right in the historic part of the city.
Oslo is geographically large, since it includes many wooded and recreational areas. The population is relatively small; about 20 percet of all Norweigians live in the capital.
Despite heroic defiance by Norwegian troops, Sweden was drawn into World War II in the early spring of 1940 when the German Navy landed troops at strategic points in a lightning campiagn. The people of Oslo had to endure five years of occupation before their liberation.
Oslo has a statue of Winston Churchill to depict him as a great hero in Norway and President Roosevelt offered the Royal Family Sanctuary in the White House during the war.
This visit to Oslo was also our last day at sea and I knew that in 24 hours I would be on SAS airline on my way back to 80+ degree Augusta, Georgia.
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