Our second day started with a ridiculously good breakfast at our hotel, Thon Opera. The breakfast itself is probably worth the stay. So much to choose from, and such good quality and taste. Very nice.
We started off with buying an Oslo pass which gave us unlimited use of public transport (including ferrys) as well as admission to most of the city’s museums. The price was 270 nok per person for 24 hours. With the pass we got admission to Akers Castle.
We then continued to the nearby Akers Brygga where we caught the ferry to Bygdøy, an island about 10 minutes ferry from central Oslo.
On Bygdøy we experienced one of the worst rains I’ve ever experienced. Unfortunately there wasn’t much cover on the island, and before reaching our destination – the Fram polar expedition museum we were literally soaking wet. Fortunately we dried up and went on to the Kon-Tiki museum (Kon-tiki on the pic above) as well as the Maritime museum. The latter wasn’t that exciting except for a movie showing off Norways coastal communities (which actually made a visit to the museum worthwhile).
After the museums we headed back to the city for dinner. We had made reservations at a place called Arakataka after someone recommended it on Twitter. Arakataka serve a bunch of different medium-sized dishes, so you can pretty much choose your own tasting-menu. And if you order five dishes or more, you get each dish for 109 nok (some of the dishes are priced 160 nok + if you order less than five). Anyway, we went for five each and had one of the better meals I’ve experienced. Above is malt bread with whipped butter. Very delicious.
Crab risotto. Probably the best risotto I’ve ever had. Incredibly tasty.
Kefir with blueberry sorbet, crumble and birch jelly. So good. Very ‘new Nordic’.
Day three we went to the legendary ski jump-center, Holmenkollen. At the top of the tower the view was quite fantastic over Oslo and its surroudings.
The last activity of our Norway-trip was to eat a sausage platter at Annis Pølsemakeri in the new food hall Mathallen. Very nice and at a very reasonable price (50 nok).