My parents have been visiting for the last week so there hasn’t been a lot of time to post here. They left this morning for Copenhagen and we leave for France tomorrow but I thought we could get one post up about last weekend’s trip to Norway. The other posts will need to wait until we get back from France.
Our first stop in Norway was the capital of Oslo. Mom and Dad were still a little jet lagged but were troopers to get up for the 6:30 train to the airport. The flight to Oslo is really short so even with a train ride into Oslo we arrived around 11 so still had most of the day to check out the city. Right on queue as soon as we stepped out of the train station it started to rain. We did come prepared as we know that it rains regularly in Norway. Little did we know how much rain we’d see over the next 4 days…
I don’t think anyone had any high expectations of Oslo other than a jumping off point for fjord exploring, but we were all pleasantly surprised. The city had lots of nice buildings and wide open public spaces that made it feel open and airy. There was also lots of public art and just a short walk from the crowds was a nice park-like setting along a river complete with old mills and factories.
Here are a few of the highlights from our one day stay in Oslo.