Spotlight: Oslo

I am 1/4 Norwegian and therefore I had to include a stop in Norway on my trip! Oslo was my second stop in Norway after Bergen. Oslo exceeded my expectations and I am definitely planning on returning here.

My first stop after arriving via train was to walk a block to the Oslo Opera House (Den Norske Opera & Ballett). The design makes it appear to rise from the water and the roof offers panoramic views of Oslo. I happened to be there when the weather was absolutely perfect!!

I had seen photos of the Barcode Buildings and was looking forward to see them in person. The roof of the Oslo Opera House offers a wonderful vantage point to view the Barcode Project.

Only 2 blocks from my hotel was the trendy waterfront neighborhood of Aker Brygge located in the Tjuvholmen borough. As you walk along the boardwalk you will find intriguing architecture, restaurants, art installations and outdoor areas. The sunset was absolutely breathtaking!
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I found these fun art installations outside the Astrup Fearnley Museum of modern and contemporary art is located at the end of the pier in Aker Brygge.

If you are looking for traditional Norwegian houses walk through Damstredet and Telthusbakken. These well-preserved roads are lined with inhabited wooden houses from the late 18th and early 19th century.

Located in Frogner ParkVigelandsparken is the largest sculpture park in the world by a single artist. It boasts over 200 sculptures in bronze, granite and cast iron by Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland. Some of the more famous pieces are the little Angry Boy, the Monolith and the Wheel of Life.

The Royal Palace is in the center of Oslo. I was shocked to see that there was still snow on the ground in the beginning of April.

As I was walking around Oslo I came upon this really cool area called KuMa in Brenneriveien. It was full of urban street art in the form of graffiti and art installations. I love finding unique things to photograph and this was quite a discovery.

Here is a selection of random photos I took around Oslo. There was always something fun to discover around the corner.

I was staying at a Guldsmeden Hotel in Copenhagen and when I saw they also had a property in Oslo I knew that is where I would be laying my head at night. I booked Olso Guldsmeden and am so glad I did.

~Have Pillow, Will Travel

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