We’re taking a short break from project updates to share a video that Beej put together from our three day layover in Oslo, Norway!
By night we stayed with a great Norwegian/British couple, Per Kristian and Clare, in their flat in Oslo’s northwest district. By day, we made the most of the city’s incredible and surprisingly cheap (for such an otherwise expensive place) public transportation, which includes an exhaustive system of ferries, subways, trams, buses and trains. Though we will have to return someday to explore Norway more (perhaps to film a traditional Sami wedding?), the city of Oslo is completely charming and it won us over even in the short time we had.
The video has no narration, but locations are introduced in titles. There’s Holmenkollen mountain in the northwest, where a giant steel ski jump juts into the sky; downtown Oslo’s Royal Palace, parks and monuments; the waterfront harbor and the Alfred Nobel Museum, which honors Nobel Peace Prize recipients; the Oslo marathon in progress; and a ferry ride south to Hovedoya island, where we explored a ruined 12th century Catholic abbey while being stalked by a curious European Red Fox (don’t worry, he didn’t eat us). Enjoy!