So, I haven’t written lately due to taking a job in Virginia and driving across the country in 48 hours to get here… But more on that later.
After our first stop in Norway, Stavanger, we headed over to Oslo, the capital of the country. Again we decided not to do anything through Disney, but planned a day on our own. We walked in to the city from a port that was farther away, through a newly developed area filled with boutiques and coffee shops. We grabbed coffee at a local place with gluten-free pastries before heading in to the center of the city.
As I mentioned in my previous post about the Transatlantic Cruise I took with my sister, our original path was diverged a bit due to icebergs. The second, and final, change that had to be made was replacing Reykjavik, Iceland with Stavanger, Norway. While we were initially let down, we quickly realized that this was basically our only chance to pretend we live in the world of Frozen.
When we arrived in Stavanger, the port was absolutely adorable. It’s a small town, turned larger city, having made it’s way into the 21st century by way of oil rigging. That being said, one thing that was made very clear to us from the beginning of our day was that Norway is committed to making the environment a priority and fostering green communities.