As a lecturer at the Norwegian School of Management, I started to post on my blog in November 2007. To reach a wider audience, I publish in English. This is the part of my net presentation that really fits the expression in “All you need to know about Norway” as it is about my daily life – our habits, tradition, and culture. Feel free to scroll down & read all chronologically – or maybe more convenient: go to my new search page: and find “All you need to know” – about Norway!
My best Achievement as a Social Media Enthusiast and from blogging took place in Oslo, Norway in August 2010 at OsloBG when almost 50 participants met up in Oslo and had a great time enjoying the tops sights explored together with local hosts. It was my wife and me together with some ex-pats and local enthusiasts who each day went through different routes – followed by participant´s individual ideas of what to explore. If you look down in this note, you´ll have an idea of all the options there are. Some have been here before – e.g. at the OsloBG 2010 – others will be visiting for the first time, eager to meet up with friends from blogging, Facebook, and other Social Media.
Don´t miss this opportunity! – at least visit my <a “href=https://www.facebook.com/RennyBAsTerella/” title=”RennyBA´s Terella” target=”_blank”>Facebook page – click to become a fan and get some examples of what to experience:
Oslo Sightseeing tips:
Oslo New Opera House: The construction – designed by the acknowledged Norwegian architectural firm Snøhetta (If you want to have a look at some of their famous project around the world, click here) – is the largest single cultural-political initiative in contemporary Norway. It took five years to build and the result is an extraordinary building that rises directly from beneath the fjord. Founded by the government, the idea was to bring opera and ballet to the people and it’s the only opera house where you can walk on the roof! It’s only 5 min. walk from Grand Hotel so don’t miss it!
Vigeland Sculpture Park: The Vigeland Sculpture Park is the most striking part of Oslo’s Frogner Park. Gustav Vigeland’s (1869-1943), 212 sculptures attract over 1 million visitors a year – even more: Vigeland also designed the layout of the entire park. It’s a popular recreational area with a human message presented through the many sculptures depicting the life cycle and is a must-see when you visit Oslo.
Museums at Bygdøy island: Just over the fjord is a peninsula called Bygdøy. In 20 min. you can get there by bus (number 30) or by ferry departing from the harbor by the City Hall. At Bygdøy, within walking distance, you’ll find:
The Kon-Tiki Museum showing the legendary expeditions of Thor Heyerdahl; the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History; the Viking Ship Museum; the Norwegian Maritime Museum and the ship Fram, used by Roald Amundsen on his polar expeditions. Bygdøy is one of Norway’s oldest cultural landscapes with a rich history.
Holmenkollen Ski Jump: Just 20 min. by the tube, you are into the forest and up in the mountains with a breathtaking view in the most recreational aria of Oslo.
The Holmenkollen Ski Jump is a famous Oslo attraction you should not miss. It’s the home of our national ski museum and was e.g. site of the 2011 Nordic Worlds Ski Championship.
Take a look at my Google Maps Local Guide Level 6!