48 hours in ….The beautiful Oslo

 

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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

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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

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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

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Royal 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

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The view of the Main Street from the royal palace

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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 

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Oslo Opera House

The magnificent Opera House is considered as one of the most iconic modern buildings.

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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.

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While taking the tours and enjoying interior design, take time to listen to top-notch opera and ballet performances, more often you will bump into one performance or two during your tour. Upcoming performances are listed on the website and ticket prices as well.I bumped into this performance, I can’t remember the artist though

 

If you have time, take a cruise ship and visit Viking Ship Museum which is on the other side of the city

Viking Ship Museum
The world’s best-preserved Viking ships that were found from Viking tombs around the Oslo Fjord.
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

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And this one is called The Gokstad Viking Ship

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The ceilings has beautiful architecture and designs

 

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Have lunch near the sea. Good food, scenic views and good atmosphere

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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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Shout out to my readers and remember to read, share and like. Until next time, take care!!


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