Oslo was our last destination in Norway. Even though we was the first city we arrived in, we didn’t stay for long as we had to leave for Bergen. After a fantastic week visiting Bergen, the coast with the Hurtigruten ferry, Tromso and the Northern Lights, we were looking forward to Oslo as the little we had seen on our arrival was enough to wet our appetite.
Oslo is Norway’s capital, largest and most populous city and probably its most diverse and makes for a great city to visit. As I’ve said before, Raquel and I, don’t necessarily like planning too much, we tend to pick certain sights and practically spend the rest of the time walking around.
We started the day by visiting Oslo’s Cathedral, which in comparison to southern European, is quite simple but still a place worth visiting. This was followed by visiting what turned out to be my favourite attraction in Oslo: The Opera house. It’s a stunning example of modern architecture which sits very comfortably in the bay. The architecture based on the shape of a glacier with its white marble and glass facades.
We then strolled through Oslo appreciating the architecture from Norwegian Parliament, the Oslo City Hall, Nobel Peace centre and other interesting buildings in the city. At this point, we were hungry and need to eat. Raquel loves sushi, so we decided to have some. We found a little sushi place where they only spoke Japanese and Norwegian and conveniently cheated us from my tempura by saying it was on Raquel’s sushi platter.
After Raquel’s lunch we walked for some more, stumbling on outdoor ice skating rinks and pretty avenues before heading back towards the area around the central station and our hotel. The sun had already set and we were freezing, so we got ourselves dinner from a supermarket and headed towards our hotel.
It was the end to a great trip and the next day we got up early and took our bus towards the airport and back to London.