Snow in Oslo

Oslo got another fresh layer of snow last weekend, and when the sun came out on Saturday I just had to go for a walk through the snowy city 🙂 I ended up in Vigelandsparken, which I had never seen in the snow before – it was so pretty!

I am trying something new with my blog – instead of the small thumbnails they are now much bigger. You can still click on them for an even larger version with a caption though 🙂

The snowy streets of Oslo

Even the sculptures were freezing ;)

Low sun in Vigelandsparken

Sculpture in Vigelandsparken

The central group of scultures with the monolith

Vigelandsparken in the snow - so pretty!

I love those gates

Frozen toes both for me and this sculpture ;)

As the sun was setting...

I discovered a group of baby sculptures that I had never seen before!

The ducks were a bit restless and didn't have much open water

Leaving the park, time to go home

On Sunday I joined Teresa and her family at Korketrekkeren (the corkscrew) which is a 2 kilometer long tobogganing track. When you reach the bottom of the track, you can take the subway back to the top! They have sleds for rent at two different places (near Frognerseteren station). It was so much fun!! The only problem was that there were LOTS of people on a sunny Sunday afternoon, which caused queues and crashes 😉

I had brought my ski’s with me, and after watching the fantastic sunset, I skied the lit skitrack from Frognerseteren to Sognsvann via Ullevålseteren (10 km, mostly – but not only 😀 – downhill)

Sunset view of the Oslofjord

Sunset panorama from Frognerseteren

Beautiful pink sky!

Incredible twilight colours on the lit skitrail from Frognerseteren

So pretty...

Father and son skiing through a Christmas card

 

This was my first ski trip in Oslo, and I loved it! Looking forward to more 🙂

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4 Responses to “Snow in Oslo”

  1. Adrienne says:

    It looks so beautiful. I visited in summer and this is making me want to visit in winter now.

  2. willow says:

    Beautiful photographs. The larger photographs work well though I still clicked to see them full screen. I like the freezing sculpture! and the snow and skies from the ski run are magical – as you say, Christmas card pretty.

    • Hanneke says:

      Thanks – and thank you for the feedback! I was partly inspired by your blog to enlarge the small thumbnails that I used before (they have been the same size for over 10 years, and back then the loading speed of pages with lots of photos was still a real issue). So I will keep the big versions then, for those who like to enlarge them 🙂

      And yes, Sunday really felt like being part of a winter wonderland Christmas card, very nice 🙂 I loved seeing your frosty pictures too!