Today we depart from Copenhagen and head for Oslo. We checked out of the Hostel after getting a coffee and doing a short walk across the river. Train back to the airport. The flight was short, and a bit stormy coming into Norway, which maybe made it more exciting. That cleared upon landing and was completely sunny on the train ride in to Olso.
After checking into our accommodations, an apartment in Oslo (kinda like Airbnb-ing, but it wasn't technically) we roamed around the city. Nearby is the Oslo Royal Palace and park ground which we circled through.
We then headed towards the harbour where there was lots of activity going on. There has been a lot of newer developments in the last number of years as the harbour as it becomes de-industrialized. A number of restaurants line one edge that we strolled along. After looking at prices and seeing even the most basic dishes with exuberant pricing we determined to just buy groceries to make sandwiches (we have since learned sandwiches is a staple of Norwegian diets!).
From that harbour bay we cut through some smaller streets with more historic buildings behind the Akershus Festning, a fort built proud of the inner harbour edges to get to a mother harbour bay near the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet. A relatively newer building completed by the office Snøhetta Architects, the roof is a sloped surface that begins in the water and rises over the lobby, the building is built entirely on piles over the water, not on land. So the roof is to provide a new "public plaza" along the harbour. It is seemingly a popular hang-out spot as a number of people there seemed to be locals, and it was getting later in they day and we were able to enjoy the sunset from atop the roof.