The last leg of our amazing Norwegian adventure.

We flew back to Oslo from Alta, picked our car at the airport and drove to Grand Hotel Oslo where we stayed. Having been up all night, we had a quick lunch and collapsed.

In the afternoon I went out for a tour of the city by myself as Stephan had to work.  I walked to the harbor and to the castle, took several pictures and then walked back to the hotel.

The Parliament House 


The Oslo Castle and surroundings



 A statue of Tordenskiold - A hero of the Norwegian Navy who lived in the 17th century.  I had no idea who he was but liked the statue.  Since, I have found out that he was a nobleman and a soldier who died at the age of 29 as a result of a duel, not a battle!

A statue of FDR - probably as a thank you for treating them with respect ....

In a speech during the  WWII  FDR said:


   "If there is anyone who still wonders why this war is being fought, let him look to Norway.  If there      is anyone who has any delusions that this war could have been averted, let him look to Norway; and if there is anyone who doubts the democratic will to win, again I say, let him look to Norway."


A gate in the castle

... and views of the city from the castle.

Statholdergaarden Restaurant

We were recommended this Michelin restaurant and it did justice to its reputation.  We were in their Cleopatra room with a very interesting ceiling.  The food als was very good and imaginative.

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We spend the next three days visiting the city.  We did have some rain but it was still much fun.

Norsk Folkemuseum

In open air buildings and in-hall exhibits the museum features daily life and living conditions in Norway from the 16th century to present time.


The Royal Palace 

The Opera House

        The modern Opera House of Oslo is one of the masterpieces of contemporary  architecture.                               

 Architect : Tarald Lundevall

Situated on the Oslofjord it allows people to enjoy the plaza, kids to skateboard and those interested appreciated the view of the city by climbing to the top of the roof!

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The Viking Museum

It houses three almost intact Viking ships.  The Oseberg, the Gokstad and the Tune.  We were surprised to see how small these vessels were.  I always thought them to be much larger.



The National Gallery

The National Gallery houses Norway's largest public collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures. Among them, Edvard Munch's The Scream .


And last but not least Stephan enjoying the museum.