On Boxing Day, otherwise known as December 26th I woke up bright and early. So early that I didn’t get to enjoy the breakfast that morning which made me sad and I made my way to the outside of the Radisson Blu Scandinavia. As I’ve mentioned before, there is a super easy shuttle that picks up at the Radisson Blue and takes you to the airport and luckily for me, it picked up/dropped off directly in front of my hotel so I walked about 5 feet to get there. I paid the discounted fee (25% for booking some time at the hotel) and boarded the bus to the airport. The drive was about 35-40 minutes and super easy. Since I got picked up at the hotel, I was one of the first people on the bus and didn’t need to worry about fighting people for seats. We started our drive and eventually ended up at the airport.
I had my boarding pass on my phone (thank you KLM app) and went through security which was super easy. I find it really entertaining at airports where they speak different languages because you can sometimes convince people that you know their language when you actually don’t. I got stopped right after the metal detector because they wanted to do a quick swipe with hand held metal detector. I saw the guy in front of me do it so I took the same stance and then the agent muttered something to me in Norwegian and I stared at him blankly then he repeated it in English. I felt silly and kind of proud of myself that I had convinced him that I knew the language even though I didn’t. It’s always really interesting to see what you can pick up when you’re people watching and creeping on other people.
I arrived at the airport about 2 hours early and wandered the airport. It was still fairly early in the morning and there wasn’t much going on at the airport. The Oslo airport is clean and really easy to navigate which was helpful. I eventually wandered to my gate and waited for my flight to Amsterdam.
To be honest, I wasn’t ready to leave Oslo. I would have loved to stay another day or two and experience the city from a different perspective but hindsight is 20/20. I wasn’t entirely sure what I was going to think and I’ve heard so many other things about Amsterdam that I booked most of my time in Amsterdam. Looking back, I would have changed the allocation of days overall but it’s okay. I have no regrets on how I planned this trip.
We flew out of Oslo and I flew over the islands/fjords of Oslo and then eventually made my way by the air over Holland and landed in Amsterdam. It was time for the next part of my adventure.