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Explore Norway: Places To Discover!

January 10, 2017

After a few hours from our trip in Iceland, we arrived at Norway. At the beginning of our Norway trip, I was neautral about it since all I know about Norway are the fjords. After exploring the 2 cities namely Oslo and Bergen in 5 days, I fell in love with Norway.  It was a tiring trip indeed but the experience was magical and worth it.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Norway is EXPENSIVE, just like Iceland. We arrived at Norway coming from Iceland via plane that is why we were able to save.
  • Norway is a walkable country. You don’t really need a tour guide to roam around. But if you are in a hurry just like us, then joining a tour is advisable.
  • In Oslo, we rented an AirBNB. For our Bergen trip, we stayed in a hotel.
  • Just like Iceland, salmon was my most favorite dish.
  • Norway is rich in history. So if you really want to learn more about Norway, I highly suggest going to their museums since they are detailed and entertaining.

The first city we roamed around at was in Oslo, Norway. On our first day, we were able to roam around the city in a nutshell by joining a bus tour.

1. Holmenkollen

It’s a large ski jumping hill where the Olympics for ski jump is usually held.

2. The Vigeland Park

It’s the world’s largest sculpture park created by a single artist named Gustav Vigeland. It is free entrance so you get to enjoy and observe the artworks done by Gustav.

3. Viking Ship Museum

This is where you can find the remains of Viking burial ships that are more than a 1000 yr old.

4. Fram Museum

This is where you will get to learn the explorers who were able to reach the North Pole.

After our short city tour, we were able to roam around some more.

5. Nobel Peace Center

6. Opera House

7. Norway in a Nutshell Tour

You will get to experience what Norway is all about. You will experience riding the train, a boat and a bus all in one day. Through the tour, you will get to experience the famous fjords and the gateway to Bergen, Norway.

Bergen, Norway

Bergen, Norway has its own charm. We didn’t bother getting a tour anymore because we wanted to explore what Bergen has to offer.

1. Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf

This is a part of the World Heritage Site. You will be able to see bright painted wooden buildings that have been existing for hundreds of years.

2. Fish Market

It is located somewhere near the Bryggen. You can look around and grab something to eat. It was mainly fish when we went here. I remember they told us the other type of market happens in another season, which we just missed.

3. Mount Floyen and The Funicular

This is a good spot if you want to view Bergen City. We went during the night time and it was a splendid view.

4. Art Museum

If you want to discover Norwegian’s artists, then head over to this museum. It’s actually near the Holberg Statue.

The Holberg Statue

With the pictures I shared, I hope I was able to bring you along throughout my Europe trip journey. I hope you get the chance to visit Europe and discover the places worthy to see and explore. Europe in general is expensive but with the proper research and information, I am totally sure you will be able to go to Europe on a budget.

Til my next Europe trip adventure!

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