Thursday, 7 July 2011

Oslo, Drammen and Larvik

Our train arrived in Norway in the later afternoon; we did a quick food shop and headed straight to the hostel for an early night.

The next morning the weather wasn’t so great, so we decided to use a spare day we had on the Interrail card to explore a little further out of the city. First we took a 30min train ride to Drammen - a city on the riverbanks with a nice shopping area and market square. Luckily the weather was much nicer here! After walking round for a little while we took another train to Larvik, 2 hours south, on the coast above Denmark.  The train ride there passed through mountains, fjords, rivers and forests; it was amazing! We spent another couple of hours walking round this town before getting the train back to Oslo.  

On our second full day in the city we visited the National Gallery, the Museum of Architecture, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Museum of Decorative Art and Design. These are all part of the ‘National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design’, but placed in different buildings across the city centre. This meant we got to view a lot of the city on the walk between sites, which was good!

Our final full day in Oslo was very rainy, we walked to the other side of the city to visit the Sculpture Park and City museum, and spent a little longer in the town centre, before getting an early night for our train the next day!

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