For this particular weekend at the end of May, the weather ranged from 50 – 65 degrees Fahrenheit / 10 – 18 degrees Celsius, and it was cloudy and a little windy during the day. Although the weather apps alarmingly predicted storms through the entire weekend, it only rained lightly and sporadically (Seattle-style, for those of you in the USA).
At the far tip of the Tjuvholmen island district, there is even a small diving board into a public swimming area in the harbor (left upper) as well as a cobblestone walkway and several bridges out to the Harborwalk (right upper and lower).
What a day! By accident, we ended up spending every one of the last 12 hours on or near the water in Oslo (left). After a leisurely morning with rugbrød (rye bread) and sliced Norwegian cheese (right), we headed out to catch the hop-on hop-off bus out to Bygdøy (Museum Island). Bygdøy was originally an island hundreds of years ago, but is now attached on one side. It is home to 5 of Oslo’s museums, two of which we visited today.
Flying into the Oslo Gardermoen airport, we get our first glimpse of Norway and it is strikingly green and lush (left). After getting through customs and the train ride into town, we glimpse a row of consulting offices with fun and cool modern architecture next to the station (right).
A few months ago, we stumbled upon $390 round trip fares from Boston to Oslo on the rapidly expanding Norwegian Air. Tickets were for a direct flight over a long weekend on a 787-8 Dreamliner. Basically, it was irresistible.
So hello from Norway today! The redeye flight was easy – just 6.5 hours and smooth. Here are some things we learned from our travels today: Continue reading