Our final port was Oslo, the capital of Norway. We opted to have a private guide from tours by locals in order to see all that we wanted to.
One of my favorites stop was the Vikingskipshuse – the Viking Ship Museum, home to some of the best preserved Viking Ships ever found. The ships were found in three royal burial mounds by the Oslo Fjord. They were buried more than 1,100 years ago to carry their royal owners to “the other side”.
Next we took the tram to Holmenkollen, the ski jump used in the 2011 world championships. From the top on a nice day, you get a 360 degree panoramic views of the city. Luckily I was able to perfectly capture our view behind Jeff and the girls:
However, we did get the exciting view looking down and imagining what it would be like to do a jump. I can assure you, this is not a sport for me! (Although Sarah loved it when she tried it in Colorado a few years back, obviously on a smaller jump). It would be cool to watch it from a helmet camera of a jumper. The museum was pretty interesting too.
Did you know Norway is a kingdom? The palace is located in Oslo:
We also went to Vigeland Sculpture Park, which contains over 150 sculptures by the famed Norwegian sculpture Gustav Vigeland, photos coming soon.
Travel Counter: We are in the third month of our 250 day overseas adventure. We were actually in Oslo on June 14 as we were cruising on the MSC Opera, however we had no internet access on the ship.
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