Recently I got a chance to visit Oslo again – this time for a job interview. However, since the tickets are so expensive, I decided to arrive a little bit earlier to visit some places. The day was cloudy and windy, but it wasn’t too cold, so I could walk around, take a bunch of photos and not freeze to death. Here’s the outcome!
As the winter has come, snow-covered up Norway from every city to every village. It melts down from time to time, but it’s only a glimpse to make it all white again. Some cities are more receptive to snowing and among them is a small city called Gjøvik. It’s located on the top left side of Mjøsa. The city is even smaller than Hamar, however, it still has its own beauty to it. Here are some pictures I took recently.
It’s Wednesday, middle of the week, middle of November. Oslo is already dressed up for Christmas. The bells are hanging up through the main part of Karl Johans gate, which is the most famous street in the capital of Norway. And this is where I spend those few hours with my friends.
In my last post about packing for a trip, I didn’t mention where I will go. So here you go, Trondheim, Nidaros, Kaupangen, City of Kings. Located in the North-East of Norway, in Sør-Trøndelag county.
One of the closest cities to Hamar, so I thought – why not? It takes only 40 minutes from my city, and the tickets on NSB are relatably cheap – around 109,- if you happend to be a student of course. I didn’t plan it, it was totally spontaneous. And you know what? Those are the best trips.
It’s… small. Really small, about 30,000 folks live here. But some people say that small is beautiful, and they’re absolutely right. In Norway you probably can’t find an ugly city, it’s just impossible. It’s like – å lete etter en nål i en høystakk – looking for a needle in a haystack.
Exploring a new city usually starts when you arrive. But when it happens after 5 pm, it can be really hard. So you began to just wander around new places, looking like a child who got their candy. Every building and every person mesmerizes you, and you try to capture everything in one breath. Then the night suddenly comes and you set your alarm at 7 am, so you can see everything tomorrow. It’s the only time when the hour on the alarm doesn’t upset you but excites you.