Lifestyle, Relaxation, Travel

5 Awesome Places to Check Out in Oslo

So, as you may know by now, I am living in Norway until Summer 2022. This means I get to explore lots of new places in my new home city.

I went to The South Indian restaurant for dinner one night. There, I ordered the shrimp biryani and it was the best Indian dish I have ever had. I highly recommend checking this place out if you head to Oslo anytime soon.

In this post I wanted to share my top 5 adventures in the 2 weeks since I arrived. I am sure that I will have plenty more to share as time goes on.

Oslo Public Library

On Thursday, I ventured out to the new main modern public library in Oslo. It is located on the water right next to the Opera House. As you walk in the entrance there is a cafe and escalators to head up to any of the five floors. They have everything you can think of, including music stations where you can play different instruments. I decided to work out on the mezzanine area for a bit because the inside of the library was extremely crowded. While beautiful, I don’t think this is a place I can work regularly.

Frogner Park

I took a nice long walk one day in Frogner Park, which is the biggest park in central Oslo. Thankfully, it was not crowded that day so I got to get pretty close to the sculptures and take my time walking through. It says on the website that there is a cafe and playground, but the park is so big, I didn’t see that part yet.

Waterfalls by the river

So I discovered the Akerselva River by accident. I knew it was there and planned to visit it some day, but just happened to be heading to a Too Good To Go snack pick-up that took me along the river to get there.

I am excited to go back and actually walk the whole length of the river, which is several miles long. However, it was a beautiful day and I got some great pictures on my walk.

Karl Johans Gate

This stretch between the palace and Oslo S central transportation station contains restaurants and shops galore. I have walked it 2 times and I still see new places to check out.

Holmenkollen

I took a beautiful metro ride out of the center city to get some views overlooking Oslo and the water. The Holmenkollen stop is known for a big ski jump that is a major tourist attraction. I cannot wait to go back up and drink hot chocolate in the lodge while I watch other people ski (not me).

While I walked up the hill, I managed to get some decent shots nearing sun down.

Overall, I accomplished a lot of sight-seeing in my first two weeks. I have a pretty good grasp on the transportation system, but have taken advantage of nice weather to walk as many places as possible.

I worked a little bit last week, but starting tomorrow morning, I will begin the day with a to-do list and knock out tons of emails to get started.

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