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... years ago, Norway was deeply embedded in ice. As the ice cap melted the sea rose around 120 metres to its current level. At first thought, this appears to suggest that much of the prehistoric coast should now be under water. In fact, though, it is not. Rock faces that were polished by ice and long submersion, are well and truly visible. The reason: as the ice melted, the crust lifted as the weight of ice pressing Norway down towards the core diminished. The country rose around ...
Today we boarded the #1 train bikes and all to head up to NORDMARKA an area northwest of the city where the ski area is located. The train ride was about 20 minutes as we were the last stop at Frognerseteren. The view over Oslofjord was amazing even though there was a bit of haze. After tinkering with Rick's bike we took off for a bit of hiking, biking and walking before heading downhill to Oslo city center. Along the way we stopped ...
... It was going nowhere and so was the tram. So we got out and walked to the National Gallery. The Gallery was celebrating 150 birthday of Edvard Munch the only Norwegian artist that had an impact on the arts. The upper floor of the museum were dedicated to Munch work. After the museum we ran into something we expected but had yet seen - rain. It was raining in Oslo. Fortunately ...
... seats and ready for a good sleep. It seemed fairly comfortable: an inflatable pillow, a blanket, earplugs and an eye mask were provided to each guest, the coach lights dimmed and passengers were expected to set an alarm in order not to miss their stop as the train makes no noisy announcements throughout the trip, although a really nice ticket taker remembered everyone’s stops and came around at the one before to tap them awake.
A very Rainy Day Our first full day in Oslo has proven... To be very wet. Although we were expecting this country to be on the damper side, we didn't even manage to remember to bring an umbrella. We decided not to wake up too early. After watching two episodes of arrested development in the hostel until 12:30, we decided that 9:30 was reasonable. Of course it took Nick twice as long as it took me to get ready, so we didn't leave until around 10:30. Our hostel ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services