I don’t think I got nearly enough time to discover the hidden gems of Norway’s capital city of Oslo. I had decided to buy a three-day Oslo Pass to ensure I would find something to do each and every day between May 18th and 20th. I had even created a basic itinerary of my trip with at least four to five places or things to see or do in each location.

For Oslo that was the Vigeland Park, the famous Opera House, the SALT installation by the harbor, and the botanical gardens.

Since Oslo was my first destination, I took my time to explore the city center: from Aker Brygge to Karl Johans Gate and the National Theater to Stortinget, or Parliament. I was out of luck in finding local sights; I wasn’t prepared to go camping out in the Nordmarka or Oslomarka, because I didn’t have the right gear, resources, or connections.
After taking the hop-on, hop-off boat tour where I got had gotten off at Bygd√ły to visit the Viking Ship museum, I realized I wouldn’t actually want to jump into the Oslofjord. That I would reserve til the next time I visited. I typically like to avoid crowds of people, so I did.
I did take time after Constitution Day to check out BI: one of Norway’s premier business schools. BI offers a Masters in Strategic Marketing Management, which I may consider applying for in the near future.
Even in Oslo, my philosophy was not to be a consummate tourist snapping pictures but also to simply enjoy the moment.

Whatever moment that was.
Whenever that moment was.
However that moment felt.