With our time in Europe running out, we decided we needed to add
Norway to our list of countries visited, so we booked a mini-cruise to
Oslo. I've never been on any type of cruise, so I wasn't sure what to
boat had a lot of fun activities for the kids, with scavenger hunts,
bounce houses, dance parties and more. They had a really fun time. We
enjoyed watching them.
the night, I woke up with the boat really rocking, we must have been
hitting some big waves. The next morning, we woke up early and had
breakfast as we sailed through the Oslo Fjords. It was so beautiful!
Once in Oslo, we visited the Akershus Fortress, where they got a lot of inspiration for the movie Frozen.
Arriving in Oslo
Akershus Fortress - Originally built in the 1200's!
We walked into Oslo and saw where the King lives, toured an old church and visited the local Art Museum.
King Christian the 4th! I guess Norway was part of Denmark back then.
Looking up to the Royal Palace.
Edvard Munch's, The Scream!
It was a very quick trip, but we really enjoyed it.
boat ride back, not so much. After leaving the fjords, the sea was
really rough and we all ended up feeling very sick. We tried to do a few
activities with the kids, including swimming in the little pool at the
front of the boat, but it was bouncing so high, we were all feeling
terrible. We decided to rush back to the room. Unfortunately, Chad
lost his cookies and it was only with sheer willpower that I didn't
follow him. Haha! We all layed in our beds for several hours, waiting
for the seasickness to pass. It was pretty miserable, but kind of a
funny memory. We arrived back in Copenhagen the next morning. It was a
quick, but memorable trip!