Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Elsewhere 2012.09.05: my little trip to Bygdøy , a set on Flickr.
The Bygdøy penisula is well known to tourists and locals in Oslo; several of the most famous museums are found here: The Kon-Tiki, The Norsk Folkemuseum, The Vikingskiphuset, The Holocaust-senter, The Norsk Sjofarts-museum and the Fram Museum. I just wish I could get an invite to hang out on the Royal Farms...
In addition to the museums it's a very pleasant, quiet place to walk around, with older single family homes and more modern apartment blocks.
During the summer, a ferry runs from the main docks in downtown Oslo to Bygdøy. All year, it's easily accessible by bus, which also serves the peninsula itself; the end of it's loop is at Huk.
I went to Huk, a tiny park with two swimming beaches. I did not venture in... There is a Henry Moore Sculpture called "Torso", pictured here with optional bicycle.
There is another massive park called Kongeskogen, also with beach; haven't seen that yet.