The trip from Copenhagen to Oslo took 9 hours. We arrived at the harbor past 9 am. We were met by our Norwegian tour guide and she took us on a city tour around Oslo. Our first stop was the Oslo Opera House.
The Opera House is located on the Bjorvika Peninsula overlooking Oslo Fjord. The government wanted the Opera House to be a landmark for Norway as a cultural nation, highlighting the Norwegian Opera and Ballet, and also the foundation for the urban redevelopement of the area. the design was created by Snohetta who won the international competition in 2000. Approaching the Oslo Opera house on an overcast day, you may imagine that the building is an enormous glacier sliding into the fjord.
View from the top of the roof of the Opera House.