Oslo, Norway

Next stop on our Norway/Denmark/Boston adventure was Oslo!  Oslo definitely has a different feel than Bergen.  It’s much more urban and cool.  We were here for three days, and we felt that that was plenty of time to see all that we wanted.

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The Opera House was incredible!  You can walk on top of the roof and get an incredible view of the city.  It was a great way to introduce ourselves to Oslo. This came highly recommended by a couple of people/websites, and I also highly recommend it.

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Everyone in Norway either drives a Tesla, Mercedes, or BMW.  Everyone.

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The Novel Peace Center was beautiful from the outside, but we did not go inside.  It was a little pricey and not on the top of our list.  We were there the day before the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize was given out (to humanity)!

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The Norwegian Royal Family lives in this palace, which was not open while we were there.  The grounds, however, were gorgeous.

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A recurring theme in our pictures is construction.  Cranes were everywhere.  I guess October is not a huge tourist time, and the rest of the city works to prepare for next year!  So, I’m sorry for all of the cranes/cones/construction in our pictures.

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The next few pictures are from the Vigeland Sculpture Park in downtown Oslo.  There are over 200 sculptures in this park, all of which were created by Gustav Vigeland.  We were cracking up at some of these sculptures.  We aren’t the biggest art connoisseurs, and I’m sure that there is a deeper meaning to this park.

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When we saw this sculpture, Colton said, “I bet that’ll be me in a few years.”

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The trolls!  They are everywhere.  Can someone explain this to me?  They honestly really freak me out.

One of our favorite parts of the entire trip was the Viking Museum.  This museum holds the most well-preserved Viking Ships and relics in the world.  It was incredible.  We found ourselves staring at these ships and getting a bit emotional!  The Vikings took great care of their people and honored them in their death.  The pictures don’t do the size of the ships justice.

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Colton’s Grandma Esther is literally the tiniest woman that I have ever seen in my life, and she is 100% Norwegian.  After visiting the Norwegian Historical Museum, I completely see how she could fit in (Colton is 5’11, for reference)!

The next few pictures are from Lillehammer, where the 1994 Winter Olympics were held.  It reminded us of Park City.  It’s about 2 hours away from Oslo (driving), and the drive was beautiful.  I slept most of the way there and back…but Colton said it was beautiful.  In my defense, I was 12 weeks pregnant and suffering from a lot of jet lag!

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Oh. My. Gosh. So. Good.

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