Our time in the capital city of Norway was definitely too short.
Oslo is beautiful. We were greeted with the sun shining and bright blue skies, which continued throughout our stay. As we arrived in the mid-afternoon, we were advised to head to the roof of the Oslo Opera House to take in the sunset. And boy, was that lovely.
We had purchased the Oslo Pass, which allowed us free admission to many museums as well as their public transportation. Some of the museums we visited included The Kon-Tiki Museum, the Norwegian Maritime Museum, The Polar Ship Farm, and the Viking Ship Museum, which are all based on a peninsula called Bygdøy. Karl Johans gate was a street we frequented and is the main street in Oslo.
We also found out that Edvard Munch’s famous The Scream paintings are housed in Oslo! There are four original versions, and three are in Oslo. The Munch Museet (Museum) advertises The Scream to no end and supposedly holds two versions, but we were sorely disappointed when we did not find any there. So instead, we made our way to The National Gallery and found one version in a room near Madonna, another one of Munch’s famous pieces of work.
Likely one of the highlights of our short visit to Oslo was going up to Holmenkollen, a ski jump that offers panoramic views of the city, fjord, and nearby mountains. It was great to be able to travel a relatively short distance and be away from the city and into the quiet of nature.
Oslo is a lovely city, though very expensive. Should you decide to visit, I would highly recommend purchasing the Oslo Pass and taking some extra Norwegian Krone for the very pricey food.
Please visit my portfolio for a few snapshots of this lovely city 🙂
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