Petter and I decided to escape reality for Valentine’s Day and visit our neighbor country – Norway! Oslo was a perfect city to visit for a weekend and we brought back pretty amazing memories and experiences, like fjord sightseeing on an open sailing both on -10 degrees, mesmerizing Nobel Peace Museum and the rest Oslo had to offer.
We took a bus from Boras through Gothenburg and it actually took us roughly 5 ours to get to Oslo. We left Friday afternoon so the evening was reserved for quick dinner and sleeping in the apartment we rented out through Air B’n’B (our host was very friendly and we had an apartment for ourselves which was a great plus). I also want to point out that buying an Oslo Pass saved us a fair amount of money since we got a chance to get into all museums for free and use unlimited public transport.
We started the Saturday with deciding on taking a sightseeing tour of the Oslo Fjord, even tough it was freezing outside with a bit of snow which made it a bit romantic I have to admit :) With Oslo Pass we got 15% off and the tour was meant to last for 2 hours followed by visiting few museums (Kon Tiki, Maritime Museum etc.). One thing was sure – we totally froze on the sailing boat since the seats are outside on the top! But it was totally worth it, it was absolutely beautiful and we were super happy that we decided to go.
Coming back to the harbor, we ate (unhealthy, khm) lunch and made our way to the last point of the day – Nobel Peace Museum. What to say, it is totally worth of visiting!
Sunday morning we again decided to spend outside and took a free 90 min. walking tour through central part of Oslo and saw the most important buildings and places, including fantastic Opera and Ballet House and the Castle. After the lunch and before going back to Sweden we managed to do a Castle tour which I was really happy about because I love castles and going back to history, it was amazing.
Oslo is, as we assumed, even more expensive than Sweden (yes, that’s possible) so an average lunch with one main course costs cca. 150-180 crowns (16-18 €). The rest is hard to compare since we had an Oslo Pass which we paid 500 crowns (50€) for 48 hours and we saved 250-300 for sure seeing that entrances to museums were around 100 – so if you plan to visit museums and use public transport, this is a life-saver!
It was a short but actually perfect weekend, we saw everything we wanted to see and with beautiful weather, it was an amazing Valentine’s weekend which we will for sure repeat next year with some other destination :)
Have a lovely day!