We are visiting Oslo as a cruise stop on July 6, and our cruise line told me we are docking at Ingen Verdi. I can’t find information on this port. I would appreciate any information Ingen Verdi and its location so I can plan our visit to Oslo using the Rick Steves book on Northern European Cruise Ports. Ingen Verdi is not listed that guide book nor his book on Scandinavia.
Ingen Verdi means "no value". I suggest you call the cruise line to get the name of where you are docking.
This is actually quite funny. Yes, Ingen Verdi means no value.
Thanks for the timely information. I called the cruise line and the helpful person checked and we dock at Sondre akershurs pier. Yesterday, someone at the help desk gave the person I talked with incorrect information. I look forward to planning our day in Oslo including the museums in Bygdoy and Vigeland as well as looking around the city. We were thinking about getting the OSLO Pass to include the museums and transportation (buses, trams and ferry). To make that work, we will need to get the pass shortly after leaving the ship and before boarding a ferry to Bygdoy. We are exploring locations to do that and to exchange money. BTW, we will board the cruise after a week in Copenhagen so hopefully we will be able to navigate Oslo.
...OSLO Pass.... To make that work....
Last time we used Oslo Passes the 24 hours (or 48 hours etc) clock started when the pass was validated.
... to exchange money....
And the usual advice is don't exchange money, use your ATM/Debit card at an ATM cash machine for NOK. That said, credit card transactions are common in Norway.
According to the Oslo pass website there is a salespoint at Akershus Fortress. And as said dont bother with money Exchange, since you can use a credit card everywhere and if not the best way to get cash is at a bank owned atm. The same goes for Copenhagen.
Thanks for the information. I misspoke calling using the ATM "exchanging money." I always use an ATM with a debit card with the lowest fees. We look forward to our week in Copenhagen and our Baltic cruise. Hopefully a Copenhagen and Oslo Card will make it easier to see some sites that we might otherwise not see, try different types of transportation, and even prove to be a little less expensive. We are going on our own in Oslo and any ideas would be helpful. 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 definitate on what to do after Vigeland. Rick Steves has a walking tour in his Northern European Cruise Ports book that might be interesting and a tour of the Grunerlokka area looks interesting as well as Gronland. I know we can't see it all in a day, but we are open to ideas (the ship is in Oslo from 10 AM to 11 PM).
...use a credit card everywhere....
An important exception to credit card acceptance is some of the public WCs are unstaffed and require coins to enter. Two that come to mind are the Vigeland/Frogner Park cafe building and the Olso S train station.
Good to know
Have a great trip. I can't wait until my trip starts! I am planning some of the same activities that you are. Please come back after your trip and let us know about your trip.