Our cruise ship will dock in Oslo (Sondre Akershurs pier) on July 6 from 10 AM to 11 PM and are not going on an organized tour. We thought we would get the Oslo Card and then ferry to Bygdoy and see the museums, and then go to Vigeland but are unsure on how to get there from Bygdoy. We are not definitive on what to do after Vigeland. Rick Steves has a walking tour in his Northern European Cruise Ports book that might be interesting He also has a tour of the Grunerlokka area that looks interesting as does Gronland. I know we can't see it all in a day, but we are open to ideas.
The rome2rio website is useful for figuring out transportation options...
There is plenty to see in Oslo, but strolling through the amazing Vigeland Sculpture Park was our favourite.
Check the VisitOslo website for other sites that might be of interest to you.
You can easily take the #30 bus from the Bygdoy museums back to town , get off at Olav Kyrres Plass and walk about ten minutes to the park . You can also change to the #20 bus which runs up to the park .https://www.google.com/maps/place/Olav+Kyrresemail@example.com,10.6907862,15.5z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x46416e61f267f039:0x7e92605fd3231e9a!2sOslo,+Norway!3b1!8m2!3d59.9138688!4d10.7522454!3m4!1s0x46416dcc7e31d1e3:0x6a4a079984af778b!8m2!3d59.919292!4d10.6977117
After you have visited the Fram Museum, the Viking Ship Museum, the Norwegian Folk Museum, and Frogner Park you should be pretty much exhausted. I suggest that you go to Karl Johans Gate, find an outside table (there are plenty) get a beer, wine, or coke lite as is your pleasure and watch the people. It will be daylight and full of people of all ages until you need to return to the cruise. I do not recommend reindeer pizza!
If I had a day to spend in Oslo, I don't think I'd spend it at the museums in Bygdøy. I think there is much to see in and around central Oslo. If you look at https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/norway/oslo, Rick's top three-star sights are not in Bygdøy. Frogner Park was probably my favorite sight in Oslo. City Hall, the National Gallery, and the Resistance Museum, were more interesting to me than any of the museums in Bygdøy. In addition, I'd recommend the Astrup Fearnley Museum if you like modern art. You should certainly stop by to see the Opera House. And Rick's recommended walking tours are enjoyable. There's more than enough to do without heading to Bygdøy. And somewhere along the way you'll want to stop to eat and relax and do some people watching. A nice alternative to Karl Johans Gate is along Thorvald Meyers Gate in Grünerløkka. If you do Rick's delightful walking tour along the Akers River, you'll end up there.
That's more than is practical for one day, but that's why I wouldn't recommend the excursion to Bygdøy. (Others may disagree with me; many people seem to be more enamored of the Fram and Kontiki museums than I was.)
Thanks for the information and suggestions for Our day in Oslo. The trip is getting near and we are excited. We will spend a week in Copenhagen visiting friends and site seeing before our Baltic cruise. We are still gathering ideas and making plans for what to do and what to see.
My two favorite sights in Oslo were the Viking Ship Museum on Bygdoy and the Vigeland Park. Enjoy your trip!