Easter weekend in Oslo was marvellous. While it rained in Switzerland (ha ha!) we enjoyed deep blue skies and bright sun. I couldn’t get enough of the weather, even if it was a little chilly still. It wasn’t worse than the cold temps back home!
I bleached my hair again right before we left so that I was nordic blonde. Maybe it was the shock of seeing sun again, but I was crazy about taking selfies that weekend.
Yeah, soak up that sun. Mmm.
I also tried to take lots of selfies of me and Kay, because otherwise I would almost never have any pictures of the two of us. He’s so cute too!
We visited the Nobel Museum, the Fram museum, Kon-Tiki Museum, Holmenkollen Ski Museum, National Museum of Art, the Norwegian Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, and the Munch Museum.
The Nobel Museum had some very cool interactive design engaging museum-goers. I was really impressed how well it was done.
The Fram museum really tired me out. It was dark and not set up very well and to be honest, I am just not as interested in viking ships as Kay is. He really wanted to go to the Viking Ship Museum as well, but by the time we finished the Kon-Tiki museum, it was too late!
It was a funny shaped museum to match the ships. I was happy to get moving outside. I was starting to fall asleep on my feet!
Since all the museums were closing, we decided to head to the opera house to check it out.
We watched the sun setting until we got hungry and then headed back to the hotel for dinner.
I really liked our Scandic hotel. It was innovative and cool with lots of handy touches. The only negative was that it was a bit cold the first day, so I ran the space heater they provided… but then it was sooo stuffy hot the last night, we could barely sleep and opening a window was not possible.
Aside from that, it was conveniently located at the train station and it had great Norwegian breakfasts!
View below from the top of the Holmenkollen ski jump.
Sooo happy about the sun and good weather! 😀
After the ski jump, museums started closing so we headed down to the brand new renovated harbour.It was beautiful! All the buildings are gorgeous and we imagined ourselves living there some day.
Love is in the air!More new buildings in the “thieves island”.
The main train station with our hotel to the left.
The last night had a wonderful sunset and then on Easter morning when we flew away, it was starting to cover up a bit. We were happy to leave for Munich then.
We had our early morning ride to the airport and then we were off!
Oslo is a beautiful, clean city with easy transportation, lots of museums, wonderful gluten free food options and more. We really enjoyed this weekend trip!