Norway is a country with a lot of beautiful views and Oslo is the capital of Norway. Everyone who comes to Norway usually passes through here. On my recent trip from Norway to Sweden, I had one day transit in Oslo. Oslo sightseeing maybe doesn’t really compare to the incredible views in other parts of Norway but since it is the capital city, so I planned to visit some recommended places. Because I only had a short time, so I only visit three places along my transit, here they are :
1. Frogner/Vigeland Park
If you love art and sculpture, visiting the world’s biggest sculpture park made single-handedly by artist, Gustav Vigeland is a must. This Park houses more than 200 athletic and playful sculptures made by iron and granite. This is one of Norway’s top tourist attractions, It really is one of the best things to do in Oslo.
2. Akershus Fortress
Not so far from Frogner Park, you can visit Akersus Fortress by Tram, Bus or by walking (about 3 KM). Akershus Fortress originally construct in the 13th century, this fort contains 2 military museums & hosts events. When I visited there, it was about 5.30 pm and already closed. Althought I couldn’t go inside, but this fort serves nice views of both the city and waterfront so I could strolling around and took some photographs.
3. Aker Brygge
Part of the Sentrum area, Aker Brygge is known for its pier and only walking distance from Akerhus Fortress. I walked onto the dock and spending my evening here, watching the sparkling Oslo city.
Norway’s capital city Oslo might be pricey, so I would like to share my travel expenses while in Oslo as an overview to you:
- Flight by Norwegian Air (Tromso – Oslo – Stockholm) : NOK 1.333
- Hotel by Radisson Blu Alna : NOK 818/night (There are also cheaper hotel, I prefer this hotel because it is near from airport and easy to access)
- Norgebuss Ekspr Kolbotn – Return (airport transport) : NOK 269
- Ruter city transport – 24hr – 1 Zone : NOK 108 (you can choose the ticket as you need and book here)
- Meals : The cheapest way to buy food anywhere in Norway is at a grocery store (Kiwi, Rimi, or Rema 1000). Fyi, if you want to buy food from convenience stores, you will experience higher price.
Btw, I am glad to share my short time visit in Oslo via my 2 minutes video, please kindly to watch this:
Video shot with Lumix GX9 and iPhone Xs.
Music by Moow – In your eyes.