Round The World and other travels

A frequent flyer's collection of trip diaries

March 2011: Oslo

As mentioned last year, Norway was the first foreign country that I ever visited and as such I will always have a soft spot for it. Despite this, I had only been to Oslo on one previous occasion, as part of a DIY tour in 1992 that concentrated on the fjord country, while also taking in all three Scandinavian capital cities. When I heard that frequent-flyer friends Ross, Phil, Alastair, Pyers and Andy were planning a visit in 2011, I decided to tag along and re-familiarise myself with the city. As is obvious from many of the pictures, it was still decidedly cold in late March, but the Saturday sunshine was so strong that I ended up quite badly sunburned!



Vigeland Sculpture Park

Part of the much larger Frogner Park, the sculpture park features over 200 works by Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943). It is one of the city's most popular attractions and looked particularly striking in the late winter / early spring sunshine.

Opera House

Oslo's opera house was completed in 2007 and is the centrepiece of a waterfront area near the main station that is still undergoing extensive redevelopment.

It must be one of very few such structures in the world where the public are invited to take a stroll on the roof!

Base: Doubletree