Christmas time in Oslo, as in most European cities, begins in early December with city decorations, lights and Christmas fairs (Julemarked).
What does Christmas mean for you? This was the title of a chapter in my Norwegian language book and there were some very interesting thoughts about that. The usual answers were: family, Christmas tree, presents, snow….I say food. And stress 🙂
Everybody loves shopping. Well, alright, not everybody, but most of the people. But even those rare ones love sales and when you combine outlet and sale you have yourself a small trip to Norwegian outlet.
Små ting or small things that I noticed in my six months of continuous living in Oslo, Norway.
Solsiden or Sunny side restaurant is situated on the afternoon sunny side of Oslo’s harbor, just below Akershus fortress. It’s a summer restaurant that opens its door every May all the way till September so you will have to wait till next opening season for a visit, but until then enjoy the review.
The weather forecast for 18th of July 2017 predicted a beautiful and sunny day so we decided to take a short trip to the inner part of Oslofjord called Bunnefjorden, in the municipality of Nesodden in Akershus
After a visit to the Oscarsborg fortress we came back to Drøbak; a small town in Oslofjord with some 13 000 inhabitants. It used to be the winter harbor of Oslo when during harsh winters the fjord would freeze from outside Drøbak all the way up to the capital. Today it is a very popular tourist spot not just for foreigners but also for Norwegians.
The weather forecast for that Saturday (27th of may 2017) was sunshine so we decided to take a short trip to an island in the Oslo fjord. We discovered that the local boat line B21 departs from Aker Brygge every weekend at 10 am so we packed our bathing suits and sandwiches and took of. Unfortunately, we weren’t the only ones with the bright idea.
One of the Norway’s largest and most prominent venues for performance of dramatic arts is the National Theatre in Oslo (Nationaltheatret)
At the top of Karl Johans gate is the royal residence, a home to HM King Harald V and HM Queen Sonja.