Going full steam ahead on our Scandinavian exploration, we made a stop over in Oslo on our way to Beitostølen from Stockholm. Needing a little recharging for our next exciting adventure we spent the day café hopping around the exclusive Frogner area of the city.
First stop was Baker Hansen for coffee and a typically Norwegian cake, called suksess. It’s essentially an almond based cheesecake with an intensely rick and creamy filling, well worth a try.
Well fueled, we headed to the nearby park that also happened to be the gardens of the Royal Palace. Situated on Bellevue Hill, overlooking the city it had wonderful views. With snow covering the rolling lawns and icicles hanging from the leaf stricken trees, it was a lovely setting for a winter Sunday stroll.
Unfortunately the castle was closed but we were happy to wander like locals, until we were frozen solid and café number two was beckoning to us. This time we wanted something a little more substantial and decided on Lett.
This funky café offers delicious healthy ‘build your own’ options from wraps to salads to stews. With the weather as crisp as it was, I couldn’t go past the sweet potato, beetroot and turkey stew.
Perfectly situated across the road from our cozy apartment, it was time to snuggle in and wait for the sleet to settle. Frogner apartments have a number of beautiful buildings in the area and we were fittingly given an apartment in a pastel pink mansion.
A home away from home, we had everything we needed to be prepped and ready for our epic exploration. Check back soon to see what J and I got up to in the Norwegian wilderness.
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