Last Spring, Kelvin, my sister and I met in Oslo, Norway for the start of our Norwegian road trip.
We spent two days in Oslo, one in the start of our trip and one in the end. Both days that we spent in Oslo were Sunday, and unfortunately, almost everything was closed except for restaurants.
We spent our days in Oslo walking around the city and still found things to do. There were tons of beautiful blooming tulips all around the city. We visited the Royal Palace and spent lots of time in cafes drinking coffee and trying different pastries.
We visited the Vigeland Sculpture Park, where there are the strangest sculptures of humans in funny positions. We took tons of pictures imitating the sculptures, but I’ll spare you from those terrible / embarrassing photos.
One of Kelvin’s favorite thing to do is to climb on top of every sculpture he sees, so when he spotted this giant tiger outside the train station, he immediately started trying to figure out how to get on top of it. After he climbed atop the tiger, he seemed to have inspired all the kids that were playing in the plaza. Suddenly, they all had to “ride” the tiger too. This is literally the last photo I could get before swarms of children started climbing on top of the tiger. Kelvin, inspiring young boys and girls worldwide.
Our favorite museum in Oslo was the Viking Ship Museum. According to the museum, this ship was built close to the year 820. It’s astounding that it’s still able to exist today for us to visit. Visiting Norway made me very curious about the Vikings, and I really enjoyed looking at the artifacts and learning a bit about their culture at the museum.
Most of the food we ate on our Norway trip consisted of Wasa crackers and jam / Nutella, canned sardine sandwiches, Freia chocolate, and food we cooked on our MSR WhisperLite International stove. Food in Norway was surprisingly expensive. We did eat a few “normal” meals at restaurants. One of our most memorable meals was Mamma Pizza in Oslo. We had their pizza on our first night in Oslo, and it was so delicious! We craved their pizza so badly when we got back.
Another fun experience was walking around Oslo and seeing this guy selling savory waffles out of his kitchen window. There was a line, and we had to try it!