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Day 3: From Sarpsborg to Harestua

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Detail of carving
Another early getting up in the morning since we wanted to do some sightseeing in Oslo.

Klaus is fond of the viking's history so we visited the Viking Ship Museum at first. Oslo is chaotic to drive. Road works everywhere around the city and I was happy that my navigation system found the way to the museum. You can find the Viking Museum (Vikingskiphuset) at the peninsula of Bygdoy. It's an amazing museum. You won't only find the "Oseberg ship" there but 2 other ships aswell. The Oseberg Ship is very well preserved. It was built around 800 and has been found in 1904 on a farm called Oseberg near Tonsberg. The archaeologists think that the ship never had been used for long distance travels.
Compared to Klaus the ship is huge
It's too frail.

The ship has beautiful carvings and was found in a burial mound and there were two female skeletons in it. The women must have had a very high status in the viking's society because they had such a selected grave. The grave-goods were exclusive aswell.

Later at noon we've been to the "Norsk Folkemuseum" - it's a museum of local history from Norway. You can find houses from all different areas of Norway there. I found it very interesting to see the variety of architecture. The Folkemuseum is located not far from the Viking Ship Museum.

In the afternoon we wanted to visit the "Vigeland Sculpture Park" but unfortunately I couldn't find a parking lot. There must have been an event and all parking lots were occupied. After cruising around a bit we decided to drive up to the "Holmenkollen".
The stern of the ship
Finally at the top we had an unpleasent surprise. The ski jump was gone!!! The nordic ski world championships will take place in Oslo in 2011 and they broke down the old ski jump to replace it by a new and modern one. Well, after that 2 disappointments we said bye bye to Oslo and drove further.

About 50 km north of Oslo at the road no. 4 we found the only camp ground far and wide. You have to drive 1 km gravel road and then in the middle of a forest you have some houses and the camp ground. Sounds nice you might say. I thought the same until I saw the sanitary buildings. Klaus refused to have a shower there and to be honest I rarely saw a camp ground with so low sanitary standards. The place itself was covered with litter which is uncommon in Norway. But that's not the end. Right behind the trees you find the main railroad between Oslo and Lillehammer. We heard the train every 15 minutes. If we wasn't that tired we've never stayed there.
 



tvillingmarit says:
Oh I`m so sorry you missed The Vigerland Skulpture Park, hope you will bee back to see it, may bee next year?
Posted on: Aug 20, 2009
travelman727 says:
I missed seeing this in Oslo :-( Oh well, it just gives me one more reason to return :-D
Posted on: Aug 09, 2009
mego2 says:
How very interesting, Jutta. I would love to go here someday =D except for the dirty camp ground. Thanks for sharing.
Posted on: Aug 07, 2009
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Detail of carving
Detail of carving
Compared to Klaus the ship is huge
Compared to Klaus the ship is huge
The stern of the ship
The stern of the ship
This ship has been found by a farm…
This ship has been found by a far…
You can find 2 more ships in the m…
You can find 2 more ships in the …
this one isnt in very good shape …
this one isn't in very good shape…
small boats
small boats
a coach
a coach
Viking carving
Viking carving
a sleigh built around the same tim…
a sleigh built around the same ti…
a chest
a chest
cookwear
cookwear
a bucket
a bucket
detail of the bucket
detail of the bucket
In the Norsk Folkemuseum you can f…
In the Norsk Folkemuseum you can …
A tiny shop
A tiny shop
Inside the shop
Inside the shop
Young and old people bought sweets…
Young and old people bought sweet…
She and her co worker baked bread …
She and her co worker baked bread…
An old school room
An old school room
Old milestone
Old "milestone"
Even a stave church has been rebui…
Even a stave church has been rebu…
Inside the church
Inside the church
A really old milestone
A really old milestone
An old railroad station. I bet no …
An old railroad station. I bet no…
Me waiting for the train
Me waiting for the train
The camp ground
The camp ground
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