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Travel Blogs from Oslo
... the return of the King. The Nazis used the fortress as their headquarters and a number of the detailed exhibits are located in the former prison. I found the museum fascinating, and the modern Oldenburg-like sculptures, the winners of a competition, that dot the lawn outside incongruous. Also worth noting, the castle guard is a girl.
While there is a room with not particularly interesting 19th C. French ...
... I could see a few bronzes up ahead but also this kind of low lying beige coloured kind of sculpture in between the lawns, it was okay but not great, then I realised it was the frost protection gauze covering the rose gardens, whoops my mistake. It was a good job I'd seen it and not some curator for the Tate Modern or else it would have been in there. We continued walking towards the bronzes, at first look they just looked like bronze figures you'd see in hundreds of places, ...
At security the lady decided she didn't like my giant pencil case I use for liquids and said I had too many liquids. They had to all fit inside a smaller sandwich bag. I asked why when I flew in Trondheim, Bergen, and Stavanger with the same bag. She said the rules were different.
... highlights were the living roofs, the 2 story outhouse and the history of the Wine Monopoly in Norway. Tea-totalers in the 1850's decided that Norway was a nation of drunkards and alcohol should thus be regulated. So in truly ironic fashion the government became the sole profiteer of alcoholic beverages…which still continues today-you go to a wine monopoly ...
... for December in the sun with us!
I'd better book a spot in the drying-out clinic for January....
Min, Micka, Per, Brooksie, Froya, Pen, Mick, Bente-Ida, Rob and Terri, Deb, Kerri, Nev, and anyone else I've missed - Thanks for all the messages - much appreciated.
As our predecessors, the Travelling Wilburys would say
"It's all right"
Traveling Wilburys - End Of The Line - YouTube
Other places to stay in Oslo
Sentrum, Oslo | 4 star hotelfrom $228
- Charming and with great location, but could need some upgrading
- Didn't like it that much
- Great hotel, great location
Sentrum, Oslo | 4 star hotelfrom $179
- One of the best
- Above the average
- Great Hotel in Central Oslo
Grünerløkka - Sofienberg, Oslo | 5 star hotelfrom $167
- Good & central business hotel
- Money well spent
- Great Hotel
Sentrum, Oslo | 4 star hotelfrom $150
- Ok hotel
- Great views and good location
- Loved this place
Sentrum, Oslo | 4 star hotelfrom $187
- Rather Disappointed
- Great location, good value
- Good Hotel, Excellent Location
Sentrum, Oslo | 4 star hotelfrom $190
- Old School Atmosphere
- Lovely Hotel (if you dont mind sleepless nights!)
- Would stay there again
Uranienborg - Majorstuen, Oslo | 3 star hotelfrom $139
Bjerke, Oslo | 4 star hotelfrom $135
Uranienborg - Majorstuen, Oslo | 3 star hotelfrom $146
Vinderen, Oslo | 4 star hotelfrom $163
Sentrum, Oslo | 3 star hotelfrom $112
- Highly recommended
- Great location, free internet access
- Good value
Sentrum, Oslo | 4 star hotelfrom $159
- Excellent location!
- Wonderful hotel
- Very convenient hotel, well managed
Vinderen, Oslo | 4 star hotelfrom $173
Bygdøy - Frogner, Oslo | 4 star hotelfrom $146
- Nice hotel nasty cheese/bar prices
- Lovely hotel, good location
- Excellent value for money
Sentrum, Oslo | 3 star hotelfrom $136
Helsfyr - Sinsen, Oslo | 3 star hotelfrom $155
Sentrum, Oslo | 4 star hotelfrom $163
Vinderen, Oslo | 3 star hotelfrom $111
- Mixed feelings
- Great Rates, Great Location
- So-so hotel
Ullern, Oslo | 3 star hotelfrom $134
Sentrum, Oslo | 1 star hotelfrom $114
Uranienborg - Majorstuen, Oslo | 3 star hotelfrom $152
Sentrum, Oslo | 3 star hotelfrom $142
- Late arrival means a smoking room....
- Pleasant accomodation in Oslo: to be suggested
Vinderen, Oslo | 4 star hotelfrom $124
Uranienborg - Majorstuen, Oslo | 2 star hotelfrom $143
Uranienborg - Majorstuen, Oslo | 3 star hotelfrom $175
Sentrum, Oslo | 5 star hotelfrom $223
- If this is a great Norwegian hotel - they're in trouble
- Outdated and Overrated....