~ Oslo ~
I know this sounds ridiculous but we booked our flights from Ryan air for £10 return… You really can’t go wrong with this right? After our excitement died down we then realised that we were flying with Ryan air haha. Anyway, all jokes aside they did actually do a very good job. We took off at about 6am UK time so when we were landing in Oslo the sun was just rising, it was such a sight, everything was pink, orange and white!
The public transport in Oslo is really good, theres a few trains you can choose from depending on what price you want to pay, to get from the airport to the city we paid £10 which was the cheapest way to travel. If you want to get a taxi its about £160 haha! I had booked a cute little Airbnb just 15 minutes walk from the central train station, as I had heard that Norway was super expensive I made sure our airbnb had a kitchen, its much cheaper cooking something up at home then it is eating out especially in Oslo (so for all you who want to travel but say it’s too expensive it doesn’t have to be, you just need to make sacrifices, in Andorra James and I got a baguette, ham and cheese for £3 and that was our lunch between us). Anyway back to Oslo. We walked everywhere, we didn’t catch any transport apart from the bus to and from the airport. We walked 20km to the outskirts of the city to find the beaches of Oslo, It was such an awesome hike but very cold, I recommend having nice furry boots if you’re walking on the snow for hours!
The city is super modern, 99% of the cars are electric, it is the quietest city I have ever been in. We only ate out once and it was at a burger house, other than that we ate from the supermarket, which has hot salmon for like £3 and freshly cooked lasagne etc. Raw chicken breast is super expensive thought totally random, 700grams of chicken is about £15, so we didn’t eat chicken for the whole time we were there haha! Norway does have some very expensive brands so every shop that I hadn’t heard of before I only went in to look at all the pretty things, I learnt my lesson after I walked into a shop to look at a fluffy coat and it was £1000….
All in all it was an amazing trip, and I would definitely go back but this time to the top of Norway called Tromso so I can see the Northern lights. I was super upset when we found out we wouldn’t be able to see the Northern lights from where we were but these things happen. The sunsets and sunrises are honestly some of the best I have ever seen, it is so worth standing out in the freezing cold to get the perfect shot!
Also you NEED to get yourself a fresh cinnamon bun when you are there, I had my first ever cinnamon bun and I am so obsessed. I will never look back, move aside chocolate croissant, you have been replaced!