Oslo and By:Larm Festival, March 2016

Oslo has been on my list of cities I wanted to visit for some time now and when I saw the lineup of By:Larm festival I knew that I needed to go to Oslo in March. Once again my friend Karin decided to join me and here we are, after five days in the capital of Norway in which we saw amazing bands, drank the most expensive beers of our lives, used the subway to get to Oslos skiing area and had a really great time.

I arrived in the late afternoon and after a delicious burger we saw Léonne (Photo), Whitney (Photo), Oscar Blesson and Bea1991 at Pokalen.

Léonne at Pokalen, By:Larm Festival 2016, Oslo
Léonne at Pokalen, By:Larm Festival 2016, Oslo

Whitney at Pokalen, By:Larm Festival 2016, Oslo
Whitney at Pokalen, By:Larm Festival 2016, Oslo

On the second day snow from the previous night was still covered the ground of Oslo and we walked around the city. Along Karl johann gate through Slottsparken and around the new waterfront area. We also visited the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, drank coffee and ate Kanelbulle. On the way back to our aparment we walked through the old fortress, Akershus festning.

Oslo Slottsparken
Oslo Slottsparken

Oslo Slottsparken
Oslo Slottsparken

Olso Castle
Olso Castle

Akershus festning, Oslo
Akershus festning, Oslo

Akers Brygge, Oslo
Akers Brygge, Oslo

Akershus festning, Oslo
Akershus festning, Oslo

Akershus festning, Oslo
Akershus festning, Oslo

In the evening we attended so many shows. I started with Siv Jakobsen (photo) and Karin later joined me at Café Mono for Pale Honey (photo), Ida Stein (photo) at Sentrum Scene, Charlotte Dos Santos at Gamla, Abra (photo) at Internasjonalen, Little Jinder at Drømmelteltet and Dolores Haze (photo) at Verkstedet.

Siv Jakobsen at Café Mono, By:Larm Festival 2016, Oslo
Siv Jakobsen at Café Mono, By:Larm Festival 2016, Oslo

Pale Honey at Café Mono, By:Larm Festival 2016, Oslo
Pale Honey at Café Mono, By:Larm Festival 2016, Oslo

Ida Stein at Sentrum Scene, By:Larm Festival 2016, Oslo
Ida Stein at Sentrum Scene, By:Larm Festival 2016, Oslo

Abra at Internasjonalen, By:Larm Festival 2016, Oslo
Abra at Internasjonalen, By:Larm Festival 2016, Oslo

Dolores Haze at Verkstedet, By:Larm Festival 2016, Oslo
Dolores Haze at Verkstedet, By:Larm Festival 2016, Oslo

On Friday we went to the Munch Museum where there was an amazing Munch+Mapplethorpe exhibition and later we took a ferry trip around the islands in the Oslo Fjörd. We had more coffee and kanelbulle and ate another great burger and Illegal Burgers.

Oslo Fjörd
Oslo Fjörd

Oslo Fjörd
Oslo Fjörd

Illegal Burgers
Illegal Burgers

We saw Sea Lion (photo) and Alice Boman (photo) at St. Edwards Church, Kwamie Liv (photo) at Sentrum Scene and then again at St. Edwards Church Pixx (photo).

Sea Lion at St. Edwards Church, By:Larm Festival 2016, Oslo
Sea Lion at St. Edwards Church, By:Larm Festival 2016, Oslo

Alice Boman at St. Edwards Church, By:Larm Festival 2016, Oslo
Alice Boman at St. Edwards Church, By:Larm Festival 2016, Oslo

Kwamie Liv at Sentrume Scene, By:Larm Festival 2016, Oslo
Kwamie Liv at Sentrume Scene, By:Larm Festival 2016, Oslo

Pixx at St. Edwards Church, By:Larm Festival 2016, Oslo
Pixx at St. Edwards Church, By:Larm Festival 2016, Oslo

The next day we took the subway (T-banen) to Holmenkolmmen, visited the Ski Museum and took the elevator to the top of the ski jump tower (Holmenkollbakken). The biathlon world championship was while we were there, so there was a lot of action going on. On our way home we stopped at Fram musueum to learn about the history of polar expeditions and visit the boats that took the Norwegians to the poles.

Holmenkollbakken, Oslo
Holmenkollbakken, Oslo

Biathlon World Championship at Holmenkolmmen, Oslo
Biathlon World Championship at Holmenkolmmen, Oslo

Holmenkollbakken, Oslo
Holmenkollbakken, Oslo

View from Holmenkollbakken, Oslo
View from Holmenkollbakken, Oslo

In the evening we saw The Prettiots at Café Mono (photo), Holly Macvie at St. Edwards Church, Lafawndah at Internasjonalen (photo), Bright at Verkstedet, Palace Winter at Rockefeller (photo) and Skinny Girl Diet (photo) at Revolver.

The Prettiots at Café Mono, By:Larm Festival 2016, Oslo
The Prettiots at Café Mono, By:Larm Festival 2016, Oslo

Lafawndah at Internasjonalen, By:Larm Festival 2016, Oslo
Lafawndah at Internasjonalen, By:Larm Festival 2016, Oslo

Palace Winter at Rockefeller, By:Larm Festival 2016, Oslo
Palace Winter at Rockefeller, By:Larm Festival 2016, Oslo

Skinny Girl Diet at Revolver, By:Larm Festival 2016, Oslo
Skinny Girl Diet at Revolver, By:Larm Festival 2016, Oslo

On Sunday morning we visited the Opera and then Karin had to fly home, but since my flight was on Monday morning I spent the rest of the day wandering around Oslo, visiting Vigelandsparken and the national gallery.

Oslo Operahuset
Oslo Operahuset

On top of Oslo Operahuset
On top of Oslo Operahuset

Vigelandsparken, Oslo
Vigelandsparken, Oslo

Vigelandsparken, Oslo
Vigelandsparken, Oslo

Vigelandsparken, Oslo
Vigelandsparken, Oslo

Vigelandsparken, Oslo
Vigelandsparken, Oslo

Oslo at night
Oslo at night

Akershus festning, Oslo at night
Akershus festning, Oslo at night

Thanks Oslo for an amazing time. And the next time we will be going way up to the north.

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