What to Pack: Weekend in Oslo

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).

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Oslo: Day 2 – Part I

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.

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Just for the weekend: Norwegian Air – Boston to Oslo

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