Sledding in Oslo
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May 14th, 2009 – by: lamadude
This February I went to Oslo for a couple of days to visit some Norwegian friends of mine. As a matter of fact I can advise everyone to find some Norwegian friends because Norway is an insanely expensive country, so it's nice if you have a place to stay.
I had been in Norway before, but since I only had a weekend this time, I decided to stay in the capital Oslo. A cheap flight was quickly booked and before I knew it I was there. (Leuven, where I live is only 15 minutes from Brussels Airport, so travel is fast)
I didn't do many of the normal tourist sights (such as the royal palace, or the nobel peace center) because I had seen them before.
The sledding was AMAZING, it was so much fun, we used those old fashioned wooden sleds instead of the modern ones most others were using, and they actually go pretty fast! You can steer by shifting your weight, or, if you need to avoid 8-year olds, by putting your hand in the snow and braking on one side, the same way you can steer a small boat.
I spent pretty much my entire saturday doing this, instead of seeing anything in Oslo, but I have no regrets :-)
In the evening I went to a party at some student house, and next day we walked around the Vigeland sculpture park, which was very pretty in the snow, as you can see on the pictures. And then it was already time to fly back to Belgium, sadly, but it was a great weekend and the whole thing had cost me less than 100 euros (flight included) anyway. I love these short weekend city trips :-)
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