Oslo, the capital of Norway, sits on the country’s southern coast at the head of the Oslofjord. Surrounded by mountains and the sea, the city has rich culture, history and has several museums
I arrived at 5 pm in Oslo, it was all sunny 😉 lucky me, didn’t get the usual nordic cold weather
At the university of Oslo. I paused at the fountain for a picture. Well… this is not a cliché it was extremely warm 😉
Wandering around the central station
The avenue that leads to the royal palace is beautiful and pleasant to walk through. Filled with boutiques, beautiful parks and with a clear view of the palace
Which was build before the country gained independence hence the building plays a vital role in Norways history. The building was previously used as the kings residence. Currently, it enables monarchs to perform their administrative and political functions for monarchs
The view of the Main Street from the royal palace
Oslo Parliament Building
I didn’t get the chance to visit the parliament. If you have time, they offer guided tours in English for free and last about 45 minutes. Check out their schedules and timing here
Oslo Opera House
The magnificent Opera House is considered as one of the most iconic modern buildings.
Designed by Oslo-based architectural firm Snøhetta and costing around €500 million to build, the Opera House opened in 2008, and resembles a glacier floating in the waters of the Oslofjord.
Its worth spending some time here especially the roof which gives you the view of the whole city. To fully appreciate the building’s architecture and interior, make sure you join one of the guided tours.
If you have time, take a cruise ship and visit Viking Ship Museum which is on the other side of the city
The adventure of Vikings Alive is screened throughout the day on the ceilings and wall inside the museum.
This is referred to as The Oseberg Viking Ship
And this one is called The Gokstad Viking Ship
The ceilings has beautiful architecture and designs
Have lunch near the sea. Good food, scenic views and good atmosphere
While I was wandering in the city, I came along this huge ski recreation area that apparently has been there since the late 19th century, with its famous ski jumping hill, the Holmenkollbakken. It has been hosting competitions since 1892.
And if you plan is to visit Denmark and Norway at the same time, worry not. There is a ferry from Oslo to Copenhagen, its worth checking out their schedules here
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