On the train again… This time for six hours on a “regional” line. Surprising that two major cities are not connected by high speed rail service. Once again, we had first class seats due to minimal price difference when booking in advance, which is roomier and includes coffee/tea. We passed through farmland, lakes and forests en route.
Upon arrival to the city, we hear live music playing in the square and see a huge parade coming down the street. We walked right into the middle of Oslo Pride Fest!!! There were thousands of people flooding the streets. We made our way through the crowd, even crossing straight thru the middle of the parade in front of a float to get to the hotel!
We walked up the main avenue, Karl Johan’s Gate towards Slottsparken – the Royal Palace and gardens.
We visited the National Gallery (free on Sundays!) to see Edvard Munch’s painting, The Scream.
Hop on the city tram over to Frogner Park to see the Vigelund Sculpture Garden. The sculpture area of the park covers 80 acres and features 212 bronze and granite sculptures. This is the largest installation in the world by one artist, Gustav Vigelund.