December 21, 2012

A visit to Oslo

As almost every year, we visited Oslo for a few days in December. There is a wonderful Christmas market at the Folke Museum. Real "nisser" greeted us at the entrance.

Then we went to the cottage where diligent women baked "Hardanger Lefser":

The only light in the cottage came from the open fire and a candle in the window...

We  heard a concert with the famous musician Arve Moen Bergset. I took a picture of his Hardanger fiddle:

And on we went to a very special folklore dance event:

The lady who was also the leader of the children's dancing group, played this instrument, a so-called "nøkkelharpe".
The temperature was -10 degrees C and she played with bare hands.

We spent more than three hours at the Folke Museum, but I could have spent there twice as long...or even much to much to much to memorize...

Instead of riding the bus, we walked all the way back to the city center. And looked forward to having a coffee and cake at Halvorsens Conditori, as the day before:

But this time, the Conditori was closed. So we have to wait until next year...Farewell, Oslo!


  1. Hei!
    Takk for hyggelig kommentar i min blogg.
    Så morsomt at du liker å lære norsk.
    Jeg ønsker deg og dine en fredfull og god jul!
    Hilsen fra Nord-Troms i Norge!

  2. Vanskelig oversetting...
    Jeg ønsker deg en fredfull og god jul sammen med dem du er glad i!

  3. Ikke grader, men dich - Ich wunche dich und deine familie eine god jul!