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Two Nights in Oslo

By on Nov 27, 2012 in Norway | 0 comments

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I first travelled to Oslo on an independent expedition which I was making to the Arctic Circle to see the Northern Lights. It was my arrival point to Scandinavia and not just because I had always wanted to visit Norway, however I had always wanted to see a Viking boat. Nordic history had always fascinated me and I finally had the opportunity to explore this culture in more depth. During my time is Oslo, I spent my days wandering the streets, walking through snow covered parks, visiting world class cultural museums and soaking up the reflective atmosphere of Oslo.

The first thing you’ll notice about Oslo is the almost wilderness feel of its bay, with dozens of islands greeting the city. Whilst the city’s rich maritime history is never far away, which you only need to wander the bay to see the various vessels of shapes and sizes. The locals that I met were friendly, alternative and seemed to show a resilience that could only come from living in this bone chillingly cold climate. And whilst I only spent two nights here, I found Oslo to be rich in Nordic culture, smaller than I imagined and lived up to its reputation as extremely pricey. Not to mention in need to some good hostel options. With all this in mind, I wanted to share with you some of my photos that I took as I wandered around the quaint Nordic city of Oslo (and yes, I fulfilled my childhood viking dreams).

 

Sunset Over Oslo at 3pm

Sunset Over Oslo at 3pm

 

Wandering through Akershus Fortress

Wandering through Akershus Fortress

 

One of the last Viking Boats in the World - Viking Ship Museum

One of the last Viking Boats in the World – Viking Ship Museum

 

A living heritage village - Norsk Folkemuseum

A living heritage village – Norsk Folkemuseum

 

I love photographing stone walls - Akershus fortress

I love photographing stone walls – Akershus fortress

 

Oslo Harbour, Norway

Oslo Harbour, Norway

 

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