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Friday, September 20, 2013

OSLO, NORWAY

TRAVEL DATE - November 2011
STAY @ Scandic Høvik, Drammensveien 507, 1363 Høvik, Norway

I spent a week in Høvik in the last week of November, It was pretty cold.
 Høvik is beautiful residential city with beautiful houses and terrain , it has shopping area, church and a railway station. I was amazed to see many kids skating all over the city. After spending most of the time near Høvik i decided to explore the Oslo on weekend.

Bypass tunnel in hovik
Bypass tunnel in hovik
Beautiful house and terrain in hovik
Beautiful house and terrain in Høvik 
Høvik in morning
Høvik  in morning
Beautiful house and terrain in hovik
Beautiful house and terrain in hovik
Evening in Hovik
Evening in Hovik
DNV in Høvik
DNV Head office in Høvik 

Early morning i took train to Oslo and spend some time exporting the city, opera house national theater area and Oslo university

Opera house
Opera house
lady singing opera, sculpture near opera house, oslo
lady singing opera, sculpture near opera house, Oslo
Sculpture near Oslo station
Sculpture near Oslo station
A busy street of Oslo
Busy street of Oslo
A busy street of Oslo
Busy street of Oslo
Olav Thon Gruppen , Oslo
Olav Thon Gruppen , Oslo
National theater, Oslo
Oslo University
Oslo University
Oslo University
Oslo University
Hard rock cafe , oslo
Hard rock cafe , Oslo
 Most of the museum are located in Bygdøy so I decided to spend the day in Bygdøy. From central station i took bus to Bygdøy. Bygdøy has several museums, like the Kon-Tiki Museum, the Viking Ship museum, Maritime museum and farm museum.

My first stops was Viking Ship museum. It houses great Viking ship found in different part of Norway. There are many Viking ships, cart, ornament, utensil and textile.Many of them are from 9th and 10th century.
Viking Ship museum, Bygdøy
Viking Ship museum
Viking Ship museum, Bygdøy
Viking ships of 9th century
Viking ships of 9th century
Closure look of Viking ships
 Closure look of Viking ships
Viking boat fond in excavation 
Viking ship at the museum
Closure look to the connections
Closure look to the connections
pictures showing the excavation
Pictures showing the excavation
Artifacts found in excavation
artifact found in excavtion
Journey by viking ship
Journey by viking ship

I walked to Kon-tiki museum. This museum houses Kon-Tiki vessels and maps from the Thor Heyerdahl expedition, library, Oscar, and a video galley.

kon tiki museum
kon tiki museum
Statue in front of kon tiki museum
Statue in front of kon tiki museum
Me with the Statue  in museum
Me with the Statue  in museum
The vessel used in historical expedition
 The vessel used in historical expedition
Closure look of The vessel used in historical expedition
Closure look of The vessel used in historical expedition
Scaled model of kon tiki
Scaled model of kon tiki
Sculpture inside museum from eastern island
Sculpture inside museum 
from eastern island
Oscar on display , won for the movie on kon tiki expedition
Oscar on display , won for the movie 
on kon tiki expedition
I brought stamps cover consisting stamps from different part of the world celebration 50 year of Kon tiki expedition.

stamp from different part of the world celebration 50 year of Kon tiki expedition
stamp from different part of the world celebration 50 year of Kon tiki expedition
Fram Polar Ship Museum and maritime museum was just opposite to Kon-tiki museum.Fram Museum houses strongest and most famous polar ship, the Fram, which was famous for sailing farthest north and farthest south.  I was able to aboard the farm ship and was amazed to see that well maintained condition of more than century old ship. There are many notes, equipment and weapons are displayed, which was used by crew in hostile environment. There are small ice house, which try to simulate ice cave.

The fram museumbow of the fram ship


Rudder and propeller of the fram
On board the farm
On board the fram
On board the fram
Small ice cave inside the fram museum
Small ice cave inside the fram museum

The Norwegian Maritime Museum houses an impressive collection of marine painting along with marine archaeology. It also have a cafeteria inside.


Beautiful painting related to marine displayed at the Norwegian Maritime Museum
Beautiful painting related to marine displayed at the Norwegian Maritime Museum
Beautiful painting related to marine displayed at the Norwegian Maritime Museum

Fram and Norwegian Maritime Museum is situated at waterfront and there are many interesting sculpture and other display. 

My Oslo expedition ended with late night dinner at Indian restaurant, was surprise to found Indian Kingfisher Beer over there.
Next morning i said goodbye to OSLO and headed for airport.