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Location: Oslo

Day 1 - 1 Mar 2019

Oslo Airport

Oslo, Oslo Airport
Oslo, Oslo Airport
Oslo, Oslo Airport

Content: We reached Oslo Airport which was very impressive in construction. The signboards are visible from a long distance itself. There are a huge duty-free shop and many beautiful shops available inside the airport. We caught a train from Oslo's Gardermoen airport to the central train station downtown, Oslo. It was the fastest way to reach the town.

Oslo Central Station

Oslo, Oslo Central Station
Oslo, Oslo Central Station
Oslo, Oslo Central Station

Content: We reached the railway station within 20 minutes. The journey was very comfortable. The station was very big and interesting. There are lots of transportation facilities available just outside the station. We walked for about 10 minutes to reach our hotel.

Thon Hotel Terminus

Oslo, Thon Hotel Terminus
Oslo, Thon Hotel Terminus
Oslo, Thon Hotel Terminus

Content: We checked into the Thon Hotel Terminus which occupied a spot very close to the Oslo Central Station. The staff welcomed us kindly and provided a beautiful room. The room was very comfortable with a maintained bed and pillows. We took some time to deal with jetlag. We set this noon of the day for a short stroll around the city.

Karl Johans Gate

Oslo, Karl Johans Gate
Oslo, Karl Johans Gate
Oslo, Karl Johans Gate
Oslo, Karl Johans Gate
Oslo, Karl Johans Gate

Content: After lunch, we stopped at Karl Johans Gate. It was Norway’s most well-known and busiest thoroughfare. We got impressed at first sight itself. The area was stretched from Central Station to the Royal Palace. The streets were lined with classical buildings. We came across some public buildings such as the National Theater, the Norwegian Parliament building, and the University of Oslo. There are many departmental stores as well as many eateries available. We got many amazing pictures.

Oslo City Hall

Oslo, Oslo City Hall
Oslo, Oslo City Hall
Oslo, Oslo City Hall
Oslo, Oslo City Hall

Content: Next, we came across a dark brown brick building, Oslo’s City Hall. The building was packed with magnificent murals and artworks. It was a well-known place for the famous Nobel Prize Ceremony. On the first floor, there was a mural painting that illustrates the history of Norway. The Munch Room and Banquet Hall are the most amazing parts of the building. We got to admire every corner of the building.

Akershus Fortress

Oslo, Akershus Fortress
Oslo, Akershus Fortress
Oslo, Akershus Fortress
Oslo, Akershus Fortress
Oslo, Akershus Fortress

Content: We moved to Akershus Fortress, another major attraction located in the town. It consists of a castle, historic buildings, and museums. The museums showcased many military-related things. A visit to this spot for a perfect journey through the history of Norway. We got many pictures and memories.

Oslo Opera House and Barcode Project

Oslo, Oslo Opera House and Barcode Project

Content: We visited the Oslo Opera House and Barcode Project, our last destination of the day. It was a huge place with three performance spaces for opera, ballet, and concerts. We climbed the roof of the building to view the entire city. It was a perfect spot to get observe the ‘Barcode Project’. We enjoyed the modern architecture of the building.

Dognvill Burger

Oslo, Dognvill Burger

Content: We had dinner from Døgnvill Burger. We had one Birdie Num Num and chili ribs. The dishes are amazing in taste and presentation. The meat was well-cooked and coated perfectly in the sauce. We loved the service and the food.

Location: Oslo

Day 2 - 2 Mar 2019

Holmenkollen Ski Jump Arena & Ski Museum

Oslo, Holmenkollen Ski Jump Arena & Ski Museum
Oslo, Holmenkollen Ski Jump Arena & Ski Museum
Oslo, Holmenkollen Ski Jump Arena & Ski Museum

Content: We started our second day in Oslo by grabbing delightful breakfast from the hotel. Our first destination of the day was Holmenkollen Ski Jump Arena. It is one of the famous tourist attractions in Norway. It was an ultimate activity at Oslo. From the Holmenkollen metro station, we took a 10-minute walk uphill to the foot of the jumping hill Homenkollbakken. The view from the tower was magnificent as well as scary. The outdoor viewing platform offered breathtaking views of the Oslo. The Holmenkollen Ski Museum is located right side which is made up of steel. It was the oldest museum of this kind that showcased wide ranges of pictures of the history of skiing. The museum also displays various types of skis and very informative insight into the history of skiing. We really enjoyed the place.

Norsk Folkemuseum

Oslo, Norsk Folkemuseum
Oslo, Norsk Folkemuseum
Oslo, Norsk Folkemuseum

Content: Then we moved to the Norsk Folkemuseum or Norwegian Museum of Cultural History. It is the best place to learn about the history of Norway. We had great fun attending traditionally dressed artisans demonstrate age-old crafts such as pottery, weaving, and the making of candles. The most highlighted part of the museum was the Old Town. Then we headed towards the Viking Ship Museum.

The Viking Ship Museum

Oslo, The Viking Ship Museum
Oslo, The Viking Ship Museum
Oslo, The Viking Ship Museum
Oslo, The Viking Ship Museum

Content: This is one of the famous attractions in Oslo that displays the world's oldest Viking Ship. In the museum, we could see three main ships on display thus as the Oseberg, the Gokstad, and the Tune. The Oseberg was very attractive with the carvings of dragon and serpent. The Gokstad was the largest among the three. The other exhibits include sleds, beds, a horse cart, wood carving, tent components, buckets, and additional grave goods. We enjoyed walking around the Museum.

Vigeland Sculpture Park

Oslo, Vigeland Sculpture Park
Oslo, Vigeland Sculpture Park
Oslo, Vigeland Sculpture Park
Oslo, Vigeland Sculpture Park
Oslo, Vigeland Sculpture Park

Content: Our last stop was at Vigeland Sculpture Park which is Oslo's largest park. The park includes fascinated collections of sculptures. The statue of a man attacked by babies and an Angry Boy was highly popular. There were a beautiful fountain and a The Sundial at the park. The stroll around the park was amazing to see many theme statues.

Lorry Restaurant

Oslo, Lorry Restaurant
Oslo, Lorry Restaurant

Content: We had a wonderful dinner from Lorry Restaurant. It was pretty good to try Norwegian dishes. We had freshly steamed mussels in a tomato-based white wine sauce. It was amazing in taste. The meat was very fresh and well-cooked. We enjoyed dinner in the ambience of the hotel. Then, we returned to the hotel.

Location: Oslo

Day 3 - 3 Mar 2019

Oslo

Oslo, Oslo
Oslo, Oslo
Oslo, Oslo

Content: We checked out the hotel and headed to Oslo station. Our Norway in the Nutshell journey started from Oslo. We catch a train from Oslo to Myrdal. We got a set of tickets and we are most responsible for getting point to point. It was purely independent tour without a guide.

Location: Myrdal

Day 3 - 3 Mar 2019

Myrdal

Myrdal, Myrdal
Myrdal, Myrdal
Myrdal, Myrdal

Content: We reached Myrdal, the trip takes about 4.5 hours journey through the scenic pathway. The scenery was really nice from the second half of the ride. We get off from the train in the mountain town of Myrdal. We got an hour to relax at the beauty of Myrdal. There was a cafe where we got some snacks and drinks.

Location: Flam

Day 3 - 3 Mar 2019

Flam

Flam, Flam
Flam, Flam
Flam, Flam
Flam, Flam
Flam, Flam

Content: We took a train from Myrdal to Flam. It was a very beautiful journey that lasted for about 45 minutes. We crossed beautiful mountains, valleys, waterfalls, and tiny little villages. Moreover, we passed through different tunnels. The train stopped at Kjosfossen to watch some waterfalls. Both sides of the track were filled with the beauty of nature. We checked into a hotel near to the station.

Location: Gudvangen

Day 4 - 4 Mar 2019

Gudvangen

Gudvangen, Gudvangen
Gudvangen, Gudvangen
Gudvangen, Gudvangen
Gudvangen, Gudvangen

Content: After exploring around the Flam port, we got on a ferry for the next destination of the trip. The cruise on Aurlandsfjord and Naroyfjord was our favourite part. The Aurlandsfjord is the arm of the world’s second-longest fjord, the Sognefjord. It is well-known as the most picturesque fjord. We sailed through a narrow gap in between beautiful mountains. The way was packed with tall and steep mountains. We enjoyed the ride by clicking pictures.

Location: Voss

Day 4 - 4 Mar 2019

Voss

Voss, Voss
Voss, Voss
Voss, Voss

Content: We boarded a bus from Gudvangen to Voss. The bus took us to the town of Voss. We travelled through the scenic pathway. The roads were very curvy and scary. It was an amazing experience.

Location: Bergen

Day 4 - 4 Mar 2019

Bergen Railway Station

Bergen , Bergen Railway Station
Bergen , Bergen Railway Station
Bergen , Bergen Railway Station
Bergen , Bergen Railway Station

Content: Our journey ended at Bergen railway station. Another train journey from Voss to Bergen was also amazing.

Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz Bergen

Bergen , Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz Bergen

Content: We checked into the Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz, Bergen. It was a modern and newly renovated hotel very close to the station. The bed and room service was good. The rooms are spacious enough. The service was excellent.

Location: Bergen

Day 5 - 5 Mar 2019

Bryggen

Bergen , Bryggen
Bergen , Bryggen
Bergen , Bryggen
Bergen , Bryggen
Bergen , Bryggen

Content: After breakfast, we headed towards Bryggen. It is the house to many brightly coloured wooden boathouses. These buildings are used for restaurants, tourist offices, and hotels. It was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are many narrow alleyways and passages within Bryggen that are fun to explore. It was the best place to start our day. We took many photos of colourful buildings. We could walk in between wooden buildings to experience the glory of the place.

Bergenhus Fortress

Bergen , Bergenhus Fortress
Bergen , Bergenhus Fortress
Bergen , Bergenhus Fortress

Content: We moved to Bergenhus Fortress which is situated very close to the entrance to Bergen's harbour. It looked like an old fort made up of stone. There was a small museum that exhibits information about the Fortress itself, and details of other conflicts Norway has been part of. The spot gave us more pieces of information about history and culture.

Mount Floyen

Bergen , Mount Floyen
Bergen , Mount Floyen
Bergen , Mount Floyen
Bergen , Mount Floyen

Content: On the way to Mount Floyen, we had lunch. It was known that Bergen was surrounded by The Seven Mountains; one of the easily accessible ones is Mount Floyen. It was a good decision to hike the mountain. The view from the top was breathtaking and amazing. We saw many hairy goats at the top of the hill. We enjoyed the hike by clicking photos of the natural beauty.

KODE Museum

Bergen , KODE Museum
Bergen , KODE Museum
Bergen , KODE Museum
Bergen , KODE Museum

Content: We visited KODE Museum one of the largest among many museums in Bergen. The building was impressive with 4 separate buildings with extensive collections of art and designs. The first one featured fine crafts and designs whereas the second one acts as the main venue for temporary exhibitions. The famous Ramus Meyers Collection and the works of Edvard Munch are exhibited in the 3rd building. And the fourth one is the favourite among the children, the Art museum with Art Lab.

Fish market

Bergen , Fish market
Bergen , Fish market
Bergen , Fish market

Content: We ended our day at Bergen Fish Market located near to the harbour. We could saw many types of fresh seafood on the way inside the market. There is a lot of restaurant-style space where you can sit down to have a meal. We ordered fish from the shop, they cooked up on the spot and served. The fish was amazing in taste and fresh. We had many varieties of fish cooked in Norwegian style. We finished our dinner and headed back to the hotel.

Location: Bergen

Day 6 - 6 Mar 2019

Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz Bergen

Bergen , Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz Bergen

Content: After breakfast, we wandered through the streets of Bergen. We came across many local people from them we learn more about the place. We did some shopping and tried some more varieties of fish from the market. After lunch, we checked out the hotel and headed towards the airport to catch a flight to Tromso.

Location: Tromso

Day 6 - 6 Mar 2019

Tromso Airport

Tromso , Tromso Airport
Tromso , Tromso Airport
Tromso , Tromso Airport

Content: We got a direct flight from Bergen to Tromso which took about 2-hours journey for us. The only disappointment we had was the airport doesn't have any currency exchange stores. The transportation facility at the airport was limited.

Scandic Ishavshotel

Tromso , Scandic Ishavshotel
Tromso , Scandic Ishavshotel
Tromso , Scandic Ishavshotel

Content: We checked into the Scandic Ishavshotel located at the centre of the city. The rooms are highly in international standards. The rooms are very spacious with all amenities. We got impressed with both interiors as well as exterior beauty. The on-site restaurant itself offered varieties of dishes include sea foods. We had dinner from the restaurant.

Location: Tromso

Day 7 - 7 Mar 2019

Polar Fjord Crusie

Tromso , Polar Fjord Crusie
Tromso , Polar Fjord Crusie
Tromso , Polar Fjord Crusie

Content: We started to explore Tromso after breakfast from the hotel. We started with a fjord cruise on the first day. It was one of the best things we experienced in Tromso. It was a 5 hours journey to experience the most beautiful fjord around Tromso. It was a very friendly activity. We had lunch and some mean time snacks.

Polar Museum and Town

Tromso , Polar Museum and Town
Tromso , Polar Museum and Town
Tromso , Polar Museum and Town
Tromso , Polar Museum and Town

Content: We came back to town to explore some major attractions around the city. We walked around the streets to explore Tromso Library, Tromso cathedral, and Cathedral of our Lady. We could see many shops along the main streets, perfect for shopping. The Tromso Library was very attractive in its style of construction. Then we walked back to the harbour to visit the Polar Museum which is the most famous spot. It offered a fascinating look into Arctic trapping and hunting and the early polar explorers. We wander around the town to explore the place.

Reindeer Sledding

Tromso , Reindeer Sledding
Tromso , Reindeer Sledding
Tromso , Reindeer Sledding
Tromso , Reindeer Sledding

Content: We enjoyed a sledding ride as the reindeer guide instructed us to ride around the valley. We got the opportunity to feed those animals. It was a really fun filled experience. On the way, we met many Sami people. A lovely dinner was set on site with hot and delicious traditional meals.

Location: Tromso

Day 8 - 8 Mar 2019

Tromso Ice Domes

Tromso , Tromso Ice Domes
Tromso , Tromso Ice Domes
Tromso , Tromso Ice Domes

Content: The day starts with a beautiful breakfast. We headed towards Tromso Ice Domes. It was located in an amazing location surrounded by natural beauty. At the place, the snow and ice art reflect the unique bond between man and nature. The ice bars, ice cinema, the ice bedrooms, and ice restaurants have themes ranging from local Sami culture to the Northern Lights conveyed through beautiful coloured lighting and wonderful ice sculptures. It was an unforgettable experience on our trip. We had lunch from an ice restaurant. It was a beautiful place really enjoyed.

Polaria

Tromso , Polaria
Tromso , Polaria
Tromso , Polaria

Content: We moved towards Polaria which is the northernmost famous aquarium. It was small in size but a lot to see. It was set for educational purposes. The children will love this place. The best part of the aquarium was the feeding of the bearded seals. They exhibit small educational films related to Northern lights and Svalbard. At the entrance, we saw a huge whale sculpture that attracted most of the travellers.

Northern Lights

Tromso , Northern Lights
Tromso , Northern Lights

Content: Our day ended with the Northern Lights. Tromso was the best place to see Northern light. The Northern lights are also referred to as the Aurora Borealis, it was a natural flash across the sky. It was very beautiful to see natural phenomena with bare eyes. We had dinner at the hotel.

Location: Tromso

Day 9 - 9 Mar 2019

Husky Sledding

Tromso , Husky Sledding
Tromso , Husky Sledding

Content: Another most famous activity in Tromso is Husky Shedding. We loved this activity. The landscape around the city was incredible and the ride was just awesome. We just sat in a sled and enjoyed the ride. There are self-ride as well as guided ride available for travellers. We opt for a guided one so that we could enjoy and admire the scenic way. It was a must thing during a visit in winter. After ride, we got enough time to spend with Husky puppies and play with them. They are very friendly.

Arctic Cathedral

Tromso , Arctic Cathedral
Tromso , Arctic Cathedral

Content: We returned to the town to set the remaining day to explore the eastern part of the city. Our next destination was the Arctic Cathedral. It was very majestic from the exterior. The triangular structure of the cathedral made it unique from others. The cathedral is set on the backdrop of beautiful snow-covered mountains. We got impressed with the interior decorations of the cathedral.

Fjellheisen cable car

Tromso , Fjellheisen cable car
Tromso , Fjellheisen cable car
Tromso , Fjellheisen cable car

Content: It was a highly recommended activity while in Tromso. It is the best way to view the top of the mountains. The view from the top of the mountain was extraordinary. There are many hiking paths on the top, we took a short walk around the place. We reached the top before getting dark so that we could experience both evening and night views. It was a great experience.

Location: Tromso

Day 10 - 10 Mar 2019

Tromso Airport

Tromso , Tromso Airport
Tromso , Tromso Airport

Content: After breakfast, we checked out of the hotel and headed to the airport to catch our flight to home town. We reached the airport and the security check was completed very fast. The airport was very neat and clean. The Departure Hall is located on the 2nd floor while the check-in hall is located on the 1st floor together which is the arrivals hall. The airport was crowded so that we couldn't find any waiting seats. We simply wandered around the airport to kill time.