One Day in Oslo: Places Worth to Visit

Hello guys,

As promised in my latest outfit post from Norway, today I'm sharing my personal tips about the "must visit places" in Oslo, if you going to spend there only one day.

We started our excursion early in the morning by visiting the fjord Bygdøy (it is a peninsula on the western side of Oslo). Bygdøy has five museums, which are the Kon-Tiki Museum, the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History (Norsk Folkemuseum); the Viking Ship Museum; the Norwegian Maritime Museum and the ship Fram.  I don't know why, but we chose to visit Fram musem, which was, in my opinion, a mistake... Unless  you are really interested in history of Norwegian polar explorations, of course. =)

More then museums, I enjoyed the beautiful view to the city and nearby islands. (See the picture below)

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[caption id="attachment_3953" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Norway_sculpture park_life body The Vigeland Park[/caption]

The place I enjoyed most in Oslo was without doubt the Vigelandsparken, which is one of Norway's most visited attractions. This park is the world's largest sculpture park made by a single artist. Absolutely impressive! This place is more then worth to visit! 

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[caption id="attachment_3951" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Norway_sculpture park_baby _fountain_water Sculptures that touch the soul... The Vigeland Park[/caption]

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[caption id="attachment_3947" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Norway_sculpture park_baby The Vigeland Park[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3945" align="aligncenter" width="640"]norway_national opher house opera haus Norwegian National Opera House[/caption]

After the sculpture park we drove to the center and started our city tour from Oslo's Opera House, which is located right at the harbor. Opera building is absolutely worth to visit: it's white exterior, that appears to rise from the water, invites its visitors to climb its roof and enjoy panoramic views of Oslo and the fjord.  More pictures you can see HERE

[caption id="attachment_3932" align="aligncenter" width="640"]modern norway opera house View from the Opera's roof. As you can see: Oslo is still creating it's modern face.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4176" align="aligncenter" width="640"]DSC_6307 View from the Opera's roof to the harbor[/caption]

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From Opera house I suggest you to take a long walk along the Harbor Promenade. It offers not only the dreamy sea view, lots of beautiful places to sit down and have a dinner, but also reflects the modern and relaxed way of life of Norwegians.

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[caption id="attachment_3933" align="alignnone" width="640"]Norway Oslo_ harbour haven_ The atmosphere and architecture reminded me one of my favorite places in Cologne: Cologne Harbor[/caption]

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From the harbor we went to the lively and modern city center, had a dinner in a very beautiful restaurant and then went back to our car, which we left close to the Opera House. As we had to check in at our hotel till 10 PM (which was out of the city) we were not able to experience the nightlife of Oslo, which, I bet, is great.

About the prices:

Transport. I knew already before going to Oslo that it is an expensive city, but 5-6 Euros per hour for a car parking left me a little bit speechless. :D So I suggest you to take a public transport or rent an electric car, because electric cars in Norway can use all parking places for free.

Food. Food in the super market is approximately 30-50% more expensive then, for example, in Germany. (Exception - alcohol and sweets, they are much more expensive!) But the prices in restaurants were OK, I would say. =)

Accommodation. Well, that's a complicated case if you a student or a young family as we, because to find something affordable (with affordable I mean something under 100 Euros per night for 2 persons) can be complicated (Especially in the summer season). So if you have a car, I would suggest you to stay in the hotel, which is out of the city.

So that's it for today! I hope you found some useful information in my travelling diary and you will visit Oslo one day too!  ;)

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