Since we haven’t yet posted anything from our trip at the beginning of June to Oslo (a long weekend after my work trip there), I wanted to start with something simple.
I had come here earlier in the week for a group dinner, and it was amazing! They brought us up by bus, and after dinner we took the metro back down to Oslo – more on that in a minute! The place was amazing, and I wanted to see the metro view in the light (or at least the full light, as it was finally starting to get fairly dark by around 11:30pm when we were heading back on the last metro train). So, Astrid and I headed up by metro on Sunday, to take in the views, the short forest walk from the station, and the cafe.
The name Frognerseteren means a high summer pasture under Frogner (which is a name present all around Oslo and means something like “fertilized fields” – apparently from the Norse word for manure!). It is located about 1400 feet above the city, on top of Holmenkollen. Holmenkollen is, literally, the rounded mountain top (kolle) at Holmen farm, which itself means “bedrock meadow.”
Apart from a great view, Frognerseteren is known for its food, and especially its famous apple cake. After having it for desert a couple of nights before I knew Astrid had to try it, and why not after a long metro ride up a mountain?
Just as we sat down to enjoy the atmosphere and the apple cake, we saw my colleague and his wife walk in – he had the same idea!
All in all, a great afternoon trip. More on Oslo soon, as well as one or two other things from Teddy’s visit. We might just fit in some other random long-overdue stuff too!