Rural Sweden, while pleasant, was a tad boring so we looked forward to notching it up a gear in Stockholm. The first stop at the Vasa Museum didn’t sound like much but we were amazed at just how first class this exhibition was. This 64-gun warship sank on her maiden voyage in 1628 and was raised almost fully intact in the 1960’s.
From the sublime to the ridiculous our next stop was the ABBA museum just up the road where we had a chance to perform on stage with the (holographic) originals.
If you are an ABBA fan then there is a cute 6 minute video playing at the end of the exhibition which I found online for your viewing pleasure. See if you can spot the original members as they are today.
As we will be visiting Oslo again later with our boys we just popped in for a quick visit. We were surprised at how much we enjoyed Frogner park which features 212 bronze and granite sculptures, all designed by Gustav Vigeland.
After travelling the beautiful south coast of Norway we arrived at Lysefjord. As the weather and my fitness prevented us from climbing up to the famous Pulpit rock we decided to wait for clearer skies so we could cruise the full length.
It finally looked clear enough to venture out but about 20 minutes before we boarded the showers joined us. They came and went for the next 3 hours of the voyage but we still got to see some stunning scenery.
While today is sunny the next 9 days are forecasting rain so we will slowly make our way up to Bergen to meet the boys and hope they bring the sunshine with them.