24 hours in Oslo
Hey everyone ! My stay in Sweden was coming to an end and I really wanted to go see the city of Oslo, the capital city of Norway. I was studying in the wonderful city of Gothenburg and Oslo was only 3h30 away by bus. I made the choice to go there alone and discover the city following my “plan” and wanderings. So here is what I planned to do in one day, I took into account the fact that I was only going to walk.
My first stop was the famous Opera House of Oslo, it was truly stunning, by the sea, all white. It was so nice to walk on the rooftop and lay down for a few minutes, looking at the horizon and the city. I ate my homemade lunch (sandwiches, tomatoes,….it’s really expensive in Oslo) on top of the Opera of Oslo.
After that I went to my Stops number 2 of my list. I walked by the waterside until I arrived to the Akershus fortress (free entrance), and Akershus castle, the entrance fees are for student are 50 Norwish krona. In the castle you can visit the Akershus Castle church, the Royal Museum and different rooms. After walking around the fortress and castle I headed to the City Hall and the Port. If you want to eat something or do some shopping you can take the direction of Aaker Brygge , which is really close to the City Hall and it’s a dynamic area. You can buy food, sit near the port or on the bench in front of the City hall contemplating the sea.
It took me 10 minutes to go to the Royal Palace, I enjoyed a little walk on the park behind it and took time to rest a little. After a little break, I went down the big avenue Karl Johans Gatan to see the National Gallery, sadly it was closed on Monday and I couldn’t see the famous painting by E.Munch, the scream. I followed the street until the Oslo University’s buildings, …..And I finished my day as I started it: on the top of the Opera !
Thank you Oslo, see you another day !