After leaving Gothenburg we had a quick stop in Oslo, Norway for a day. Unfortunately we weren't so lucky with the weather in Oslo with icy rain and a maximum of 9oC... But nevertheless, we sucked it up, bundled ourselves up and headed out into the town for the day.
We started off with a free walking tour, which was fairly underwhelming compared to other tours that I have been on. I believe the company that we went with was fairly new so I won't dwell on it too much, but we really didn't see too much of interest through the tour so afterwards we used the Triposo App for Norway to find some points of interest.
First we headed to the Palace, where we saw the changing of the guards. Then we headed through the streets of Norway, all lined with magnificent houses and made our way to the Vigeland Installation in Frogner Park (Norway's number one tourist attraction!), which my great grandma had told me all about as she herself had been there many years ago! The sculptures are a permanent installation created by Gustav Vigeland between 1920 and 1943 and consists of sculptures of men, women and children as well as larger sculptures, bridges and fountains.
We then headed into the Oslo Bymuseum (the Oslo City Museum) which we would definitely recommend! The museum has free entry and shows a wide variety of information on lots of the history of Oslo. Most of the exhibits had English signs as well as Norwegian, and there were also printouts in English for other exhibits but the additional videos to the exhibits were all in Norwegian so there was a bit of trying to follow along with the pictures. However at the end of the museum there is a large screen with a documentary showing about the development of Oslo which was available in English and Norwegian. I would say the video was about 20 minutes long and it was definitely worth watching if you're interested in the history!
For more pictures from Oslo check out the Gallery here.
Until next time!