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A Day in Oslo – Part 2!

Hey Folks!

Did you read about my trip to Oslo part 1? If not click here 🙂

Although it was just a one day trip, we did visit a good number of places. I think it would be nice to stay in the place for two or three days to soak in the spirit of the city. Anyway, one day trip isn’t a bad idea either. I am looking forward to the most talked-about road trip to Norway 😀

One thing that fascinated me in Oslo was that I found a Tesla car in every direction! There were a greater number of Tesla cars in Oslo than in Stockholm I guess, hmmm. It is so nice to see the people being able to accept electric cars. Well, it’s a Tesla, what can I say!

Oslo has a very rich Viking history. In fact, Oslo is one of those cities that are claimed to be founded by Vikings. A walk into the Viking ship museum of Oslo will blow anyone’s mind. The museum is one of the world’s best-preserved Viking ships and findings that were excavated from the Viking tombs at Gokstad and Oseberg. The museum also has other discoveries from the tomb like sleds, small boats, household utensils and textiles. Here are some pictures…

 

This Viking ship was so enormous. can’t believe that the people who lived so many years before could actually engineer such a humongous marvel. The museum also plays an awesome movie that takes the viewer back in time and gives an immersive Viking experience. Check it out in 360 mode below 🙂 My favourite part comes at 3.57 in the video. Don’t forget to drag around the video if you’re viewing from your laptop.

Oh wait, this wasn’t all! we went to the Norwegian maritime museum, The Polar Ship Museum, Akershus castle, Nobel Peace Centre. We even walked past the City Hall and the parliament. The Holocaust Centre was the most depressing one. Pictures and information about the Auschwitz concentration camps made us feel so sad. So much so that we had to sit down somewhere to get back to the mood. Here are more pictures!

And now its time to see things in 360 again! Also, its time you meet my bestie, Nishita. The girl who inspires me!

I hope you enjoyed Oslo with me. It’s very funny that I have visited so many museums in Oslo but not in Stockholm yet. I am saving all that indoor stuff for the winter. What do you think?

See you soon!

Sindhu 🙂