Dan has been able to travel to Oslo a few times for work trips these past few months, so we decided that I would join him for a night to do some exploring! It was as really short trip, as we flew in Saturday morning and I flew back Sunday night. But it’s a really small city so it was really easy to do in a quick weekend. So many people told us that Oslo is a really boring city, but we ended up really loving it and finding it incredibly beautiful!
We spent Saturday afternoon just wandering around the city’s shopping area. It’s basically just one long high street. But one beautiful high street and at the end of the shopping street sits the Palace up on the hill with a beautiful park. When we reached the end of the walk and got to the park, we decided we should go ice skating in the park! We rented hockey skates and as soon as we got them – it started to snow! I’m talking the most perfect big fluffy snowflakes! Living in London, we don’t get snow and I LOVE snow! And how perfect to be skating in the snow in Norway! Perfection!
As I only had one night in Oslo, we decided to try and visit as many places as possible for food and drink. So we started off at the top floor of our hotel for a cocktail – which happens to be the tallest building in Oslo! Next stop was a cave bar/restaurant for dinner and some Norwegian beer. They were known for their sausages so we had to try them, and they didn’t disappoint! After dinner, we bar hopped at a handful of craft beer bars around the city. The craft beer scene was fantastic there – especially the sour beers! So many fun ones to try, I loved it!
On Sunday we decided to take a long walk along the waterfront. We started over by the Oslo Opera House which is a stunning display of architecture along the sea. The building and sun created beautiful reflections into the water.
The remainder of my short time in the city was spent just wandering around, enjoying the wonderful weather and being with Dan. We love weekends away where we can just take it slow and not feel rushed to see a lot of tourist sites. Oslo was so beautiful and was the perfect quick (but slow) getaway! And I got my snow fix in 🙂