We had about 72 hours in Oslo. Decided to get the Oslo Pass (48 hours) for free admission to attractions/transportation. Costs 395NOK (about 100SGD). An introduction to the world’s most expensive city.
Check out the first 36 (kind of) hours!
Oslo Pass 2012 guide: Medieval castle from the 13th century. Remodelled to renaissance castle in the first half of the 17th century. Today the castle’s beautiful ballroom are used by the government for State events. The castle chapel, as well as the Royal Mausoleum, is open to the public.
Lunch/tea break at a cafe opposite The National Gallery. Nice carrot cake and caffè latte, especially on a wet weather day. I laughed when my brother said this reminds him of the fried carrot cake in Singapore 😛 Well, he’s coming home this Friday so he can have his fill of local delights. Huge caffè latte (it’s the smallest size apparently)!
The Scream, right at the doorstep of The National Gallery. Happy to see the famous painting of Edvard Munch as well as his other paintings here.
Oslo Pass 2012 guide: The National Gallery’s collection is Norway’s largest public collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures. The permanent exhibition ”Livets dans” shows the collection’s highlights of Norwegian and international paintings and sculpture from the early 1800s until 1950. Attractions include major works Shrik and Madonna by Edvard Munch and paintings by Cezanne and Manet.
Nobel Peace Center (Nobels Fredssenter) is worth a visit!
Oslo Pass 2012 guide: The Nobel Peace Center presents Alfred Nobel, the Peace Laureates and their work. Exhibitions about the Peace Prize winners and current issues such as war, peace and conflict resolution are varied, and include photographs, films, installations and other art forms. Experience the story through multiple senses using new technology and engaging solutions.
The sun ‘abandoned’ me in Oslo. Daylight became shorter and the rain came.