So there really is just TOO much to say about the capital of Norway. Oslo’s got a lot going on, making it extremely difficult to only spend a few hours visiting each time.
We did manage to catch a ferry* to the Viking Ship Museum, which is amazing! It houses the best preserved burial ships (and a bunch of their artifacts) ever found! Some have been revamped, but they’re completely impressive nonetheless. Go early though, because it gets BUSY!
*The place we bought tickets for the ferry didn’t actually advertise that they sell them, not that I could see anyway. They did advertise boat tours though so look out for that kiosk and ask 🙂
The Tune Ship (below) dates back to 900 AD. This ship, unlike some of the others is displayed the way it was discovered, minus the man’s body and his trinkets for the afterlife. They didn’t just bury their dead with useless objects though. Some were accompanied to the afterlife by weapons, pets, armor, games, precious metals, jewelry, and even small boats…all encompassed on these larger boats. They are HUGE.
Another time we visited, we had a short walk to and in the Opera House. Simple yet lovely!
On my first trip to Oslo, the wet weather discouraged my approval of it, sadly, but it’s actually quite the place!
This yellowy structure is the Storting Building, home to the Norwegian Parliament.
On our last visit, we decided that jumping into the frigid fjord would be a delightful idea…
I’m second from the right.
And then we got some yummy tea in massive bowls to warm us all up!