Trips in 2015: Scandinavia Part 2/4.












To pick up where I left off, the third day of my trip to Norway and Denmark in July was spent exploring central Oslo. We stayed at a hotel in the trendy Vulkan area where the Oslo Food Hall is. It was a great area to stay in, with the immediate city centre about a fifteen minute walk away. Our first day in Oslo turned out perfect weather-wise, just like the forecast had promised. We were able to spend the entire day outside walking around the city centre and checking off sights like the Opera House, Akershus, the City Hall and the Royal Castle as well as the entire seafront. We had expected that we would need to use public transport for a bit of the day but decided against it when we realized how easy it was to get around everywhere on foot. I didn't have a clear image of what Oslo was like beforehand, but I have to say I was surprised by how modern it was and also by how close to the water it was. It really is a unique city compared to other places I've been. By the late afternoon we'd grown pretty tired of walking so we went on a guided boat tour of the harbour and a bit of the Oslo fjord. It was a fun way to see more of the city. Once we got back to shore again it was time to walk back to the hotel for some much-needed rest. The next day was going to be cloudy with a bit of rain, so we'd intentionally saved the "indoor" sights until then.

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