Rica Oslo Hotel
Travel Blogs from Oslo
Steph and I flew into Torp airport by Ryanair airways. After the two hour bus trip into Oslo, we checked into a nice hotel called the Oslo Rika hotel. Over the course of the couple of days, we got to see the Viking museum, the Thor Heyerdahl museum, and the Shipping museum to name a few. The city center was clean and white, due to a recent snowfall …
... t heard that one before, and for some reason it struck us both as hilarious and we couldn't stop laughing. We both watched a bit of "The Internship" and passed out (in our seats, as requested) with the help of some Tylenol PM and a glass of wine. We landed in Oslo around 8am, made it through passport control and jumped on a train to the city. It was very easy since our bags were checked through to Dubrovnik. (We hope, as I"m on the flight as I type ...
... basically what it looks like. Also, there are very tall, straight pine trees everywhere. With the Oslo pass I had a boat tour free, so I decided to start the day with that. The meeting point was across from the Opera House, and the clouds were just really beautiful that day. I can't put my finger on why, but everyone else thought so too because we all were taking pictures like mad waiting for the boat.
The boat took me to Bygdoy, which is a peninsula with summer homes and ...
... where there was a massive church. It looked amazing! It was black, with tiered layers and intricate carvings and gargoyles and dragon sculptures, and all sorts of things! I can't remember when it dates back to but it was really old! And the inside was amazing as well! They had a huge mural in the altar that had been painted onto the wood itself, which almost looked like the last supper. The tour ended there and we headed down and around to another village from the Telemark ...
... platform to head to. Then we'd head to the platform & wait another 20 minutes for the train. I'd still probably arrive that early at a huge train station with platform sections for long distance trains, mid distance trains, local trains... (Paris comes to mind). But Oh My Gosh train travel is great. Huge comfy seats compared to planes. And views! Of more than clouds. I loved being able to see the landscape & ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center