Hello beautiful people!
I know it’s quite warm in Europe right now, but let’s go 2 months back in time, shall we?
28.2. we boarded a huge (in my opinion, never tried it before) cruise ship, direction Oslo. I was sooo excited for this trip, but then Europe was hit by crazy cold wave and the forecast was showing lovely -22 degrees for the day we were supposed to be there. Oh well, nothing I haven’t tried in Slovakia before!
Back to the story.. As I said, we took a cruise by DFDS Seaways from Copenhagen to Oslo and back. The ship is full of restaurants, clubs, it even has a small pool and jacuzzi! You board the ship in the afternoon, enjoy some beautiful views of Denmark, Sweden and Norway and if you are lucky enough not to be sea-sick (this time I wasn’t, fortunately!), you wake up in Oslo! I actually woke up some hours before arrival, so I would just run from one end to another and stare at snowy coast. And yes, my hands and face were almost falling off – that’s how cold it was!
With only around 6 hours, which you have before the ship heads back to Copenhagen, it’s quite important to plan what you would like to see or do. 6 hours in this weather was actually more than enough, but in warmer temperatures it would probably be better to stay one extra night in Oslo.
It took me some hours to convince my boyfriend to visit Holmenkollen (which he ended up loving!). It is the area around famous Holmenkollen ski jump, with a view over the city and Oslofjord. For me, ski-loving girl, it was must-do! We took metro from the central station, climbing up the hills, dreaming about how amazing it would be to live in one of those cute houses with skis right on your porch, ready to be used every single day.
While we were there, we also visited Ski Museum, which I think was super interesting for everyone, not necessarily skiers only. And of course we went up on the jumping hill. The view was amazing! It was quite misty, which made the city look kinda mysterious.
Since the trip to Holmenkollen took a lot of our time, we decided to walk to the Opera and then head back to the ship. Then again, it was freezing cold! But the opera in Oslo is definitely something you need to see – so futuristic, clean and beautiful. I hope I’ll have an opportunity to visit in the summer, just drink some fancy drink and enjoy the views!
After walking around the opera, we headed back to the ship, where we decided to defrost in the jacuzzi – turned out that many people had the same idea! Who would have expected that?! But no matter the cold, it was a lovely trip to one of the prettiest cities I have been to. And I sure will be back!
Have you been to Oslo? Let me know in the comments! 🙂