Thursday, 24 July 2014

The Opera House - Oslo on the cheap!

Oslo budget holiday
This wedge-shaped wonder was so spectacular that I thought it deserved its own post. Recently the Guardian did an article about Oslo on a budget (I’m sitting here feeling just a tiny little bit smug that I was ahead of the curve, albeit by only a couple of weeks) and they mentioned the fact that you can visit the Opera house for free. I had actually put a visit to this amazing architectural landmark top of my ‘things to do in Oslo’ list before we went, and I’m so glad we got to see it. I was adamant that I wanted to visit at dusk, and thankfully dusk lasts a REALLY LONG TIME in Oslo at this time of year. It looks beautiful and glacial in the daytime, but at night, all lit up, it’s too brutal-ethereal for words.
Norway Opera
Oslo glass building
Climbing Oslo Opera House
Norwegian Titanic
Stormy Fjord Norway
Norway street dance
Oslo lit up at night
You can walk all the way to the top and look over the fjord in the distance, and you can peek into the glowing core of the building through the polished, shard-like windows. I took… a lot… of photos. And Dan and I did a little vlog of our experience too. Don’t have the volume on full when you watch it though – it was very windy up at the top, since there was an apocalyptic rainstorm brewing overhead.

If you’re ever in Oslo, you have to pay the Opera house a visit. It’s free, it’s breathtaking, and you’ll be able to take some epic photographs no matter what time of year you go. Maybe next time I go to Oslo I’ll be able to afford to actually go inside and see an opera or ballet. That’s the dream anyway!

Shadow Lord Scandinavia

See what else we got up to on our Oslo mini break.

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  2. This looks like such an amazing place! xx

    1. It's super awesome! I hope you get a chance to visit it some time! :)

  3. Wow! Amazing! :D - New post <3

  4. Cool photos & outfit!


  5. Wow, these photos are absolutely stunning. I have been planning to go to Olso for a while as there seem to be a lot of cheep flights but I do admit that I am slightly intimidated by the potential costs! Especially seeing as Norway is notoriously expensive. Got some great tips from this, you have definitely inspired me to check out the opera house for when I do eventually visit Oslo!

    - Keyta

    1. Yeah, it's definitely expensive, but not THAT much more expensive than London for example. The way we kept our costs down was by only staying for a couple of days - I imagine if we had stayed in a hostel it would have been even cheaper!

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