One of the castle we visited during this trip is the Arkhesus Castle/Fortress in Norway. It's built to protect Oslo, and has also been used a prison.
We stopped by here for a short photo stop.
The statue behind me has a meaning. If you can notice the woman statue is way bigger than the man's. It means woman plays an important role in Norway, and often has more rights than man ;)
Actually there's nothing much to see here, we only walked on the outside
Norwegian sure love dogs! And those dogs are so well behaved!
We witnessed change of guards inside the castle
Salute this guard, the sun is shining so bright, and yet he has to remain still *tabik*
Not many visitors this day so we occupied the place =)
View from the above at the castle, so pretty isn't it?
Another tourist spot in the itinerary is the Holmenkollen Ski Jump Hill. The coach captain took us up the hill for this stunning view, the ride is about 15 minutes from the city.
That's the star of attraction! Opened in 1892, rebuilt 19 times, and hosted many world class ski jump events including the 1952 Winter Olympics. Ski jump is quite important in this country, many parents register their children for ski jump lessons here
There's a simulator for public to visualize a ski jump in the hill
Spotted this cute girl ;)
That is how it looks from another angle.
Must be super exciting and thrilling!
Behind me is the souvenir center but I left empty handed ;)
Viking ship museum is another place we dropped by in Oslo. There're a few preserved Viking ships here worth to see.
The main attraction, Oseberg ship, just in the middle once we entered the museum
They actually built a small platform for public to take photos from above, so that we can see the body of the ship better
Some other displays are the wood cravings all related to the Viking age
Hubs and I under the fine day
Photo taken just outside the museum. Yes, the surrounding seems better than inside the museum, hehe :p
Waiting for my coffee to come ;)
Notice that these 3 places have nothing in common actually? Well, I took not many photos here so I've decided to combine and blog about them in a same post, so that you can have more things to say in your comment, LOL! xD
Til then, have a wonderful day ahead!