Founded in the year 1040, and established as a trading place in 1048 by Harald Hardrada, the city was elevated to a bishoric (Note: Oslo bishopric is the Church of Norway's bishoptic for the municipalities of Oslo) in 1070 and a capital under Haakon V of Norway around 1300.
Personal unions with Denmark from 1397 to 1523. and again from 1536 to 1814 (Note: A personal union is the combination of two or more states that have the same monarch while their boundaries, laws, and interests remain distinct) and with Sweden from 1814 to 1905 reduced its influence.
After being destroyed by a fire in 1624, during the reign of King Christian IV, a new city was built closer to Akesrhus fortress and named Christiana in the king's honour.
It was established as a munipality on 1 January 1838.
The city's name was spelled Kristiania from 1877 and 1897 by state and municipal authorities, respectively.
In 1925 it was renamed Oslo.
Picture taken in August 2016-
The MS Koningsdam.
We disembarked in Oslo at the same place we did 15 years earlier.
Picture taken in 2016
Picture taken in 2001.
The museum is most famous for the completely whole Oseberg ship , excavated from the largest known ship burial in the world. Additionally, the Viking Age display includes sledges, beds, a horse cart, wood carving, tent components, buckets and other grave goods.
Holmenkollbakken is a large ski jumping hill located at Holmenkollen Oslo, Norway.
Holmenkollen has hosted the 1952 Winter Olympics.
We visited the installations.
Drøbak is a small town and the centre of the municipality of Frogn, in Arkershus county.
The city is located along the Ostofjord.
Picture to the left: Town square
The NORSE form of the name was Drjúgbakki. The first element is drjúgr 'hard; long', the last element is bakki m '(up)hill'. This is related to the very steep roads winding down into the city center of Drøbak.
German cruiser Blucher's anchor.