Hamar is a small town in Norway, located near Mjosa (largest lake), up north 100 km from Oslo. We visited this quaint and quiet town on Tuesday 26th February 2019 for a night, to visit Michael's family.
After flying in from Amsterdam, we were at Central station in Oslo. The train system was easy to navigate and we were able to purchase the next ride to Hamar. The ride was approx. one and a half hours, costing us $35 AUD each. The train felt like the Japanese shinkansen, but with a bit more rocking.
Once we reached Hamar, Michael's cousin picked us up to his family home where his aunt served us a traditional Vietnamese dish. It reminded us of home because at this point in our travel, we had been deprived of Asian cuisine for 2.5 weeks. We missed the fresh herbs and umami flavours.
After catching up with Michael's cousin, they took us to the supermarket to stock up on packaged soups and snacks, and then drove us to see Vikingskipet.
This is a indoor sports and event venue, holding up to 20,000 spectators. The stadium was designed to replicate an overturned viking ship. In person, we felt small standing next to this huge stadium. Here are some bird eye perspectives from google.
It was a very short and sweet trip to Hamar. Michael had a nostalgic night and we would love to visit again. Thanks for reading.