A trip to Oslo, Norway Map
We flew in on a Thursday morning, and as the train tour was scheduled to depart the next morning early, we knew that we had to put together a lean & fast exploration of the city. This was aided by the fact that we had long since worked up a list of things we wanted to see, and also because our hotel was adjacent to the City Transportation office where we would be able to purchase tickets.
Our flight arrived at 10:40AM and we took the Flytoget Train from the airport into the city. As usual, the train station was beneath the airport, so all we had to do is wheel our luggage down the escalator and hop onto the train.
Some Facts about Oslo, Norway
- Oslo residents are Norway’s healthiest.
- Most of Oslo consists of forest.
- The city used to be called Christiania.
- Oslo is the European Green Capital for 2019.
- The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo.
- Trafalgar Square's (London) Christmas tree is a gift from Oslo.
- Oslo hosted the Winter Olympics in 1952.
- Oslo is Norway's most ethnically diverse city.
Jernbanetorget Transportation Center
Our hotel is just around the corner to the left of the bus. The light rail station
is underneath the area where the buses are lined up, and the Oslo Central Train Station is
just left of this area as well.
NOTE: This image is the property of Ralf Roletschek via Wikidata
Comfort Hotel Grand Central
We had booked a room at the Comfort Hotel Grand Central, and to our surprise, this hotel was immediately adjacent to the train station. When we got off the train, we came outside of the train station, and used Celeste's cell phone map app to try and find the hotel, imagine our surprise when we realized it was right there in front of us!
Oslo Opera House
Oslo Opera House: The home of The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, and the National Opera Theatre in Norway. The building sits on the eastern side of the Oslo Harbor near the Havnepromenade.
Viking Ship Museum
The museum is most famous for the completely whole Oseberg ship, excavated from the largest known Viking ship burial in the world near Tønsberg in Vestfold County, Norway.
All the Viking ships at this museum were ocean going vessels before they were hauled onto land to be used in burial rituals for their wealthy owners. In the burial mounds, archeologists unearthed skeletons, beautiful wood carvings and a diverse range of artifacts from the fascinating world of the vikings.
Imagine sailing in the North Atlantic in a ship that is approximately 71 feet long with a beam of 16.7
feet? I've travelled through the North Atlantic in a Navy cargo ship that was 500 feet long and we would get
bounced around in ways that would make us all cringe! I cannot begin to imagine how the Vikings could travel
in their much smaller vessels!
Click Here to visit their website.
Holmenkollbakken Ski Jump
You can see in image # 1 that the tower is tall; 42 meters in height, and the landing slope is 37 degrees at the steepest and 115 meters long.
Image # 2 gives you an idea of just how steep the ski jump is - the
area where the skiers ride down reaches 37 degrees in pitch. This is the only "all steel" ski
jump in the world.
NOTE: Click here to go to the Holmenkollbakken Ski Jump Wikipedia Page.
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