Our Oslo discovery continues…
After a hot shower and breakfast we left the hotel to see more of the capital city of Norway. We first went to a park next to the National Theatre. In the park is a little fountain and we took a quick picture.
On the other side of the street is the University of Oslo (UiO).
From there we walked to the Royal Palace. The Palace is a very nice building with big gardens to go for a walk. It also has some little ponds with ducks. You can see a lot of people go for a walk in the morning there or just sit on one of the many benches enjoying a coffee.
Afterwards we decided to walk all the way to the Vigeland Sculpture Park. On the way there we passed a nice church built with red bricks. It is located in the quarter Uranienborg. It was a bit hard to take a picture of it because there is basically no space around it and it is pretty tall.
From there it was not that far to the Vigeland Sclupture Park. The park is very nice and has many possibilites for walks in any direction. It has a tennis court, a soccer field, a huge playground and the Oslo museum is located there aswell. But the highlight of the park is the alley straight through it with all its sculptures, a very nice big fountain in the center, a monument in obelisk shape and a rose garden. For some reason the sculpture of an angry baby is one of the most photographed sculptures in Oslo. The image is even used on travel guide books. We spent some time there and enjoyed the atmosphere along with the fantastic weather.
It was around lunch time by then and we figured that we had finished the “must see” sights of Oslo, because we saw already most of them the day before. We evaluated our options and decided to visit another famous museum. So we went back to the harbour and got ourselves a yummy snack while we waited for the next ferry to the museum area. The museum of our choice was the Fram museum, according to many is the best museum in Oslo. A fantastic and interesting museum about the polar ship Fram. The strongest wooden ship ever built, breaking all previous farthest north and south records. The museum also offers to see the Gjoa, the first ship to ever make it through the Northwest passage. It took mankind over 400 years to finally find this elusive sea route.
You even get the chance to go on deck and into the inside of the Fram. You could easily spend a whole day in this museum. It offers so much information to read and watch where you can learn everything known about the different expeditions of these ships.
Later we took the ferry back to the harbour and just strolled through the busy streets, sort of saying goodbye. After that we went for dinner (as you know its hard to find typical norwegian food) to an indian restaurant called Jaipur. It was delicious! Gigi ordered Garlic Scampi Masala and I had a meal called Maharaja Kali Mirchi Gosh. Two Mango Lassi and a garlic Nan bread completed our fantastic dinner.
Well, as we all know, all good things come to an end and so does our 3 week journey through Norway. I hope that you, dear readers, followers, family and friends enjoyed following our adventures, discoveries and special moments through Norway. We sure enjoyed sharing them with you! Thank you for all your comments, likes, new followers and the time you spent on our blog reading our newest adventures 🙂 Thank you so much! See you on our next hike/trip/adventure and stay tuned! 🙂