Treasures of the Baltic – Photos from Oslo, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn

As I’ll be embarking on another epic European trip this year, it behooves me to share the photos from my previous foray lest I create a backlog. In my previous posts on Iceland, Copenhagen and Berlin, I devoted entire articles on the travel highlights for those Northern European cities. And though I didn’t get to spend nearly as much time in Oslo, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Helsinki and Tallinn, I hope the photos below offer a nice glimpse into the beauty of each worthy destination.

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OSLO, NORWAY

Oslo Opera House

View from the Top of the Oslo Opera House

View from the Top of the Oslo Opera House

Artillery at Akershus Fortress

Akershus Fortress

Royal Guard at Akershus Fortress

Sarcophagi of King Haakon VII, Queen Maud, King Olav V and Crown Princess Märtha at Akershus Fortress

Stained Glass Window in Akershus Fortress

Lights in Akershus Fortress

Oslo City Hall

Downtown Oslo, Norway

National Theater in Oslo

Demon Statue with Penis in Oslo

Viking Ship Museum in Oslo

Gustav Vigeland Sculpture in Frogner Park in Oslo

Gustav Vigeland Sculpture in Frogner Park in Oslo

Gustav Vigeland Sculpture in Frogner Park in Oslo

Gustav Vigeland Sculpture in Frogner Park in Oslo

Gustav Vigeland Sculpture in Frogner Park in Oslo
Gustav Vigeland Fountain in Frogner Park in Oslo

Gustav Vigeland Column in Frogner Park in Oslo

Gustav Vigeland Art in Frogner Park in Oslo
Gustav Vigeland Sculpture in Frogner Park in Oslo

Gustav Vigeland Column in Frogner Park in Oslo

GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN

Älvsborg Bridge in Gothenburg

Woman Painting Fence in Gothenburg

Historic Church in Gothenburg

Sculpture by Göteborg Opera in Gothenburg

Göteborg Opera in Gothenburg

Poseidon Statue in Downtown Gothenburg

Volvo Museum in Gothenburg

Volvo Museum in Gothenburg

Colorful Crates at Gothenburg Port

Island off Coast of Gothenburg

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

Golden Room Mosaic in Stockholm City Hall

Stockholm City Hall

Golden Room in Stockholm City Hall

Dramatic Lighting in Stockholm City Hall

Vasa Museum in Stockholm

Vasa Museum in Stockholm

Vasa Museum in Stockholm

HELSINKI, FINLAND

Seurasaari Open-Air Museum in Helsinki

Seurasaari Open-Air Museum in Helsinki

Bridge in the Seurasaari Open-Air Museum in Helsinki

Tree-storehouse at the Seurasaari Open-Air Museum in Helsinki

Windmill at the Seurasaari Open-Air Museum in Helsinki

Lodge in the Seurasaari Open-Air Museum in Helsinki

Berries in the Seurasaari Open-Air Museum in Helsinki

Jean Sibelius Monument at Sibelius Park

Jean Sibelius Monument at Sibelius Park

Helsinki Cathedral

Fruits at Market Square in Helsinki

Keisarinna Alexandralle Suomen Obelisk at Market Square in Helsinki

Moomins at Market Square in Helsinki

Grilled Meat and Seafood at Market Square in Helsinki

Walkway to Helsinki Cathedral

Streetcar in Helsinki

Temppeliaukio Church, the Rock Church in Helsinki

TALLINN, ESTONIA

Stout Margaret in Tallinn

Tallinn City Gate

Estonian Maritime Museum in Fat Margaret Tower

Colorful Tallinn Buildings

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Historic Tallinn Alleyway

Inside Historic Tallinn

Estonian School Children in Tallinn

Tallinn Historic Center

Tallinn Historic Center

Tallinn Historic Center Market

Tallinn Historic Center Market

Tallinn Government Building and Statue

Inside St. Nicholas' Church in Tallinn

Inside St. Nicholas' Church in Tallinn

Balloon Tallinn