7:30am Vår Frelsers Cemetery (Ibsen, Munch, etc.)
9:00am City Hall
9:45am Bygdoy Ferry from Pier 3
10:00am Kon-Tiki Museum
11:00am Viking Ship Museum
12:00pm Norwegian Folk Museum
1:30pm Ferry back to Center City/Lunch
2:00pm Historical Museum
3:00pm Ibsen Museum
4:00pm Nobel Peace Center
5:30pm National Gallery
Started early with a 3 mile run to Vars Frelsers Cemetery to pay tribute to Henrik Ibsen and Edvard Munch.
Then we cooked up some breakfast, showered, and headed out for a record 8 museum visits to take full advantage of our 24 hour Oslo Passes. Museums included: City Hall, Kon-Tiki Museum, Viking Ship Museum, Nordic Folk Museum, Nobel Peace Prize Museum, Ibsen Museum, National History Museum, and the National Gallery.
We enjoyed them all, but a few highlights include ferrying across the fjord, actually seeing the REAL KON-TIKI RAFT, visiting Ibsen’s final home, the Nobel Winner “field” of digital biographies, and seeing “The Scream.”
What we most took away from today was how inspirational the Norwegians have been, particularly Heyerdahl and Ibsen for challenging the status quo and pushing boundaries of the possible.
After Double Tripling our walking counts (+30,000 steps and +30 flights of stairs), we took a respite for dinner on the harbor front with fish soup and fish and chips before heading back to the flat for an aquavit night cap. Skal!