We embarked the Crown of Scandinavia before 5 PM from Copenhagen and arrived in Oslo the next day around 10 AM.
We made our first stop at Vigeland Park, the world's largest sculpture park made by a single artist Gustav Vigeland. There are more than 200 sculptures in bronze, granite and wrought iron.
Each sculpture have different story about journey of human life from birth to death. Gustav sculpted only nudes to make his images universal, not bound in time or class by their clothes.
It's a very beautiful park, definitely a place I'd love to revisit in the future.
|waking up to a beautiful sunrise through my cabin window|
|Crown of Scandinavia, our cruise ship|
|Running man with a boy on his back|
|Vigeland Sculpture Park|
|amazing sculpture details|
|17.3 m high, The Monolith|
The next day we headed to Bergen by coach. It was a 7 hours long journey but with breathtaking scenery, I'd say it was worth it.
Bergen is the second largest city in Norway after Oslo. It's a pretty historic city surrounded by mountains.
To get the best view over the city, I went to ride the famous Floybanen (funicular). It took me up to the top of Mount Floyen, 320 metres above sea level.
Another main attraction in Bergen is the 900 years old wooden buildings,next to the Fish Market. It's listed on UNESCO's World Heritage site.
|scenic roadway from Oslo to Bergen|
|stopover in Voss for lunch|
|Bergen view from top of Mount Floyen|
|journey on the Floybanen|
|the old wooden buildings, important icon of Bergen|
|buildings along the harbour front|
Anyway.....I'd like to wish you all Merry Christmas!!! Share the spirit of peace and joy on this occasion with your loved ones :)
|Mc Donald's in Bergen|