I recently took an impulsive weekend trip to Oslo - the very beautiful capital of Norway. This was my first time visiting Oslo, even though it's super easy to get there from Copenhagen. With DFDS you can take a mini cruise which leaves Copenhagen in the afternoon and arrives in Oslo the next morning.
When you wake up in the morning, you're in the middle of the Oslo Fjords. They are absolutely breathtaking. You can eat breakfast while enjoying the view or go up to the deck to spot the Oslo Opera House when you arrive at the port.
The Oslo Opera House opened in 2008 and is located next to the water. You are able to walk on the roof of the building, where you get an amazing view of both the city and the Fjords. The Opera House is a must-see when in Oslo and a good place to start the day.
After visiting the Opera House we sat down to get something to eat. Oslo is filled with cute cafés and there are lots of options no matter what you are in the mood for. We had some traditional Norwegian cinnamon buns; they are absolutely delicious and you should definitely try them if you get the chance.
On the way to the Royal Palace, you pass Karl Johans Street, which is filled with restaurants and shops. It is also right next to the beautiful National Theatre that had its first performance in 1899. The Theatre is definitely worth a stop if you're in the neighborhood.
The Royal Palace was built in 1849 and is home to the Norwegian royal family. It's a beautiful building with a just as beautiful park surrounding it. As the palace is located on the top of a hill, you also get a view of central Oslo when facing away from the Palace.
After spending only one day in Oslo I fell in love with the city. Everywhere you go there's a special vibe, and the buildings are old, charming and colorful. The street in the picture below is a good example of the general look of the city.
For everyone living in Scandinavia, you haven't been able to go on one day without hearing about the Norwegian TV-show SKAM. SKAM was originally made for Norwegian teens but quickly took everyone by storm. In Denmark, this has been the most talked about show in years, so I couldn't go to Oslo without stopping at the school where the show is filmed.
The last stop of my day in Oslo was the Ankerhus Fortress. It was built in the 1290s to protect Oslo, but today it is open to the public as a museum, so you can learn about the history of the city.
After leaving Oslo we sailed back through the Fjords while the sun set in the horizon. It was a perfect ending to our weekend trip and I would love to go back to Norway another time to explore the beautiful nature of the country.
Videos from my weekend trip to Oslo
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