Oslo, Norway - 2 days in May


Mar 16th, 2015, 03:10 PM
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Oslo, Norway - 2 days in May

We are looking for information/suggestions for our stay in Oslo in early May - we are flying in early morning and flying out two days later, also early morning. We are seniors but fairly active - no biking/hiking tho - we will probably take an Off/On tour bus and a boat tour to see the fish market area - and of course the Viking Museum but, we have no recommendations on restaurants - I will also try to locate a heritage office to search for ancestors - if anyone has experience to share in locating ancestors - thank you - Karen
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Mar 18th, 2015, 12:27 PM
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Isn't the Fish Market Bergen?

And by the "Viking" Museum you mean the viking ships museum on Bigdøy?


I think the Vigeland sculptures might be something you'd want to see, and the Rådhus. From there you can take the ferry across to Bigdøy where the viking ships museum is, but also the Fram Museum and the Kon Tiki museum. And Bigdøy is a lovely area in its own right.

I liked Håndverkerstuene, a Craft Beer pub with pretty good food at Rosenkrantz’ gate 7


Nydalen Bryggeri og Spiseri on Nydalen (hardly surprising)

For upmarket dinner serving Norwegian classics, there's Kafé Celsius in the Christiania area, right on Rådhusgaten 19, so when you return from your Bigdøy excursion you can have dinner there.

Where in Oslo are you staying?
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Mar 18th, 2015, 02:42 PM
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You could start looking for ideas at
And start search for ancestors here:
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pity you're not seeing more of Norway..the first 30 pics are from Oslo...though you can scroll down and get a good taste of other parts of the country.
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Mar 18th, 2015, 04:39 PM
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you can get a good start by contacting The Norwegian Genealogical Society. I have found tons of information from the JGS, Jewish Genealogical Society. I was one of the guest speakers at their 23rd annual International Conference in DC. Most every ethnic or religious group has its own GS...tyically, they have the very latest "tools" to offer. Usually free of charge, but of course there are additional "open doors" for members. Prepare to become fascinated!
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Mar 18th, 2015, 04:43 PM
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From their web pages:

In addition to the publishing activities, the Norwegian Genealogical Society runs a library at Øvre Slottsgate 2 B in Oslo, where you also find the administration offices. Here you can, during opening hours weekdays 9 AM to 3 PM, Thursday evenings 5 PM to 8 PM and Saturdays 10 AM to 2 PM, make use of the association's large collections of genealogical (family) books and 'bygdebøker' (farm and family histories/rural chronicles).

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