Posted July 22nd, 2011, 06:21 AM
I'm finalizing our plans for Oslo and we intend to head to Bygdoy first thing in the morning to tour the museums. I know that we can either take Bus #30 or Ferry #91 to get there, and I keep reading that the bus is preferable but I have not read why?
I'd say it depends on what you want to see!
We usually buy a day ticket (24-timersbillett which currently costs 70 kroner) or even a 24-hour Oslo pass (230 kroner but includes all museums on Bygdøy) and take the bus to get to Bygdøy as the bus stops right in front of the Museum of Cultural History (Folkemuseum) which I love, especially in good weather.
We then walk from there to the Viking Ship Museum, which is right arount the corner.
From there we take the bus to the rest of the Bygdøy museums, visit the Kon-Tiki and Fram Museum and skip the Maritime Museum (I have now done that three times and... well... the movie is nice but other than that I think I have seen it all).
After visiting the Fram we then take the ferry back to the city.
If you are not interested in the Museum of Cultural History (which is worth a visit!) or the Viking Ships (which are nice to look at... once), I'd go for the ferry.
I have now done that Bygdøy tour at least six (no, make that seven) times and still enjoy it a lot. You could of course do it the other way round (take the ferry, visit Kon-Tiki/Fram and then take the bus to Viking Ships and Folkemuseum) but I always enjoyed to boat ride in the end a lot.