Oslo and on to Copenhagen

Day 14

Our final day in Norway was spent in Oslo.

The Oslo opera house

The military headquarters and barracks near the castle

Monument near the armed forces museum.

The photographs below are all of the Akerhus fortress on the hill above the harbour.


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Panorama over the harbour and the Aker Brygge part of the city

One of the many ferries that sail across the Oslofjord.

A four masted training ship in the harbour.

The Børøysund is a preserved former Hurtigruten ship and is still used today for day cruises.

Oslo's rather stark city hall.

Franklin D Roosevelt's statue

The former Oslo West station was closed in 1989 when the new central station opened. Today the building houses the Nobel Peace Centre.

We went by metro to visit the Holmenkollen ski jump which is located in the hills above the city.....

....and is certainly a spectacular sight.

Looking down over Oslo.

The Oslo metro station at Holmenkollen

The National Theatre

The royal palace.

The University.

The parliament building

Oslo cathedral

The old East station building is adjacent to the new central station.

Our ship for the overnight sailing to Copenhagen was the Pearl Seaways. As can be seen it is rather large compared to the Hurtigruten ships and was full of noisy people and over excited children going on holiday.

Leaving Oslo...

...down the fjord.

We passed an inward bound Stena Line ship from Denmark.

It's a pleasant but undramatic voyage down the fjord to the open sea in the Skagarak. After a calm crossing we arrived in Copenhagen to find...

....another enormous cruise ship the Brilliance of the Seas berthed in the harbour.

The ferry terminal in Copenhagen.