scandinavia: oslo, norway


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Norway. All I think about when I hear the word is fjords, nature, hiking, lots and lots of space, and... fjords. I've been dreaming about seeing fjords when I saw Samantha Brown's New Zealand feature, I think, back in 2009. And though I haven't been to New Zealand, seeing the fjords of Norway made the trip for me!

But first... Oslo! We arrived in the afternoon after a long day of driving from Stockholm, Sweden. It was rainy when we got here. We were supposed to tour on foot but it was really wet and windy, our guide decided to go around the city on the bus. 

We had lunch and went to the famous Vigeland Park. It's known to be the largest sculpture park in the world, a home to more than 200 sculptures in bronze, granite and cast iron by  Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland. We only spent enough time at the park and I actually wish that I could go back and look at each one again. I remember our guide saying the sculptures depict the ages of life, from being born and to awaiting death. I think one's very lucky if she could go through all the stages, right?

It is said that it is lucky to touch the angry baby 😂

Here are the stages of life sculptures:

It was super quick, we went to the city center afterwards. Here you have the iconic Oslo Opera House.

I sneaked out early in the morning for some solo walking and much needed me-time.

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The Tour
All arranged by Kuoni Global Travel Services which is a global group travel provider. Kuoni offers customized group tours.

Convenient hotel connected to the train station and very near Oslo Opera House.

Food in Oslo
We ate at Cafe Europa. Loved everything we ate there and the ambiance as well. We ate breakfast at the hotel Thon Hotel Opera had a good spread.

Afterwards, we packed our bags and went to see my lifelong dream: the fjords.

This post is part of the Scandinavia series. All transportation, accommodation, itinerary, and meals are sponsored by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Kuoni Global Travel Services.


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