Last week I had the great opportunity to travel to Oslo, Norway, Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmö, Sweden with my university on a study trip. A more detailed post is coming soon, but for now, enjoy my social media roundup of my time there. If you aren’t following me on
Instagram or Facebook, you’re missing out! The view of Oslo from the Anker Hotel. Beautiful view and not a bad place to stay. Norwegian pastries and desserts found in a Deli de Luca coffee shop. The coffee shop is a chain and has a pretty decent selection of goods. The prices are fairly high, so buyer beware. I thought these Snapple boxes were cute until I saw the price… I always heard Norway was expensive – but I wasn’t prepared for the cost of candy! 28 Norwegian kroner for a Snickers bar translates in about $3.50! “Scream” aka “Me During Midterms.” During a break, I was able to skip away to the National Gallery of Oslo and see Edward Munch’s “Scream.” I was particularly interested due to my visual theory professor bringing up this painting recently. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed Oslo. The downtown streets have a lot of great places to eat. Here’s an area right outside of the Parliament building.
We got the opportunity to witness a Parliament debate in Oslo. Fascinating, even though we couldn’t understand it!
Another favorite visit of mine was to the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo. Outside of the museum, there is a great amount of political street art, including this piece. As a journalist, this one was my favorite. I have no idea the artist or the title, but I named it “the pen is mightier than the guillotine.”
Funny what other people consider “American Street Food.” Try again Copenhagen/Burger King! Irish coffee is a must on the cold days in Copenhagen. Although the weather report told us that Oslo would be colder, we were in for a surprise in Copenhagen. I definitely was not dressed for the weather.
As a part of the “study” portion of my trip, we attended a lecture at the University of Copenhagen. It’s a beautiful campus. Curfew cocktail bar is a trendy speakeasy-vibe spot in Copenhagen. To be honest, once you step inside you feel more like you’re in NYC than Copenhagen. The drinks can be pricey but the craft cocktails are worth it. The Malmö train station has some of the best food options I’ve seen! Sorry Penn Station (NYC), but you can learn a thing or two. Here’s a couple of plates of open-faced sandwiches, a staple in Scandinavia. I had the roast beef and prosciutto and my friend had the potato & cod and salmon. Delicious! Here is the Turning Torso – the tallest building in Sweden! It surprised me that the tallest building wouldn’t be in the capital city of Stockholm! This building is residential and location in a sustainable development neighborhood that is completely carbon neutral. The last day of my trip, in Malmö. I adored Malmö – way more than I thought I would. The city is really making strides in sustainability and should be an example for the rest of the world. Clean, beautiful and efficient, Malmö is one city in Sweden that people shouldn’t pass up.