Day 5: After the previous day’s sunshine it was back to heavy rain so a shopping trip was planned to Vestby, the home to Norway’s only outlet mall. Compared to Bicester Village and Cheshire Oaks in the UK, this was much smaller scale, there weren’t many bargains to be had as everything is considerably more expensive in Norway than the UK, but we did make a couple of purchases from Cottonfield, the Danish menswear retailer. Driving back to Ski, the weather improved and a few hours later we were able to light the barbecue and enjoy dinner in the garden.
Day 6: The sun was shining on our final morning, so we spent the time drinking coffee and eating waffles with the delicious Norwegian Gubrandalsost sweet brown cheese sliced on top. (I bought a kilo of this to take home with me as I haven’t seen it at home). Then it was time to return to Oslo’s La Galleria Bus Station for our Ryanair coach transfer back to Oslo Torp airport and our flight back to Edinburgh.
To summarise, it had been a pleasant few days in and around Norway’s capital city Oslo that would have been greatly improved if we hadn’t experienced two and a half days of torrential rain, but this was beyond our control and we just carried on making good use of our umbrellas!
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