Coming into Norway
Trip Start Apr 29, 2006
143Trip End Nov 15, 2007
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Tanumshede rock carvings and paintings at Vitlycke were disappointing. However there were some lovely cows and pigs there.
We took the E6 onto the E18 to get from Sweden to Norway and after only one wrong turn by our Navman navigator 'Mary' we managed to loose Lynn and Lou in the busy traffic of Oslo, but ended up where we'd planned, Frogner Park
We dined in a restaurant in Frogner Park before finding a caravan park in the hills of Oslo, in Bogstad and ended up going to bed at 12:30am. The 3 hours of darkness are not helping us to get to bed early but we do take full advantage of the days to get about and see things.
The day we spent in Oslo on a 'Day Tripper' public transport ticket was warm and interesting. We were able to take buses, trains and ferries all day. The Viking ship museum in Bygdoy had 3 ship's remains which were huge and were apparently the coffins of rich Vikings as they were buried in them in the bog, hence the relatively good state of preservation. There were various artifacts found in the ships also.
We had to hurry back to the caravan park as we were only booked in for one night. We had an extension to 6pm and begrudged paying for another day. It is coming into the busy season in Norway and this caravan park can cater for 3,000 visitors.
We moved to Holmenkollen (10 minutes up the road, literally) to the ski jump used in the Olympic Games and climbed to the top. What an awesome sight, can't imagine the courage it takes to jump off. We did do the simulator ride which took about 10 minutes for a high jump and a ski track ride through the pine trees and steep slopes, great fun.