Oslo or “Land of the Midnight Sun” is the capital city of Norway, located in the most northern part of Europe and west of the Scandinavian Peninsula. Oslo’s architecture combines historic buildings with 60s era styles in the Frogner district. Remarkably there is also a small, pristine forest that can be explored on foot.
Askershus Castle, the medieval stone castle that was once the residence of the royal family during 13 – 16 century, should be your first stop in Oslo before exploring the many wonderful museums. Head to the architecturally stunning Museum of Contemporary Astrup Fearnley, or the largest outdoor museum in Norway, Norsk Folkemuseum that exhibits historic buildings from 140 regions. Finally for history buffs shouldn’t miss Museum Vikingskipshuset with its authentic Viking ship on display. Seeking a landmark photo? Head to the Oslo Opera House, which is one of the best known spots in the city. In addition to cultural sites, Oslo is also perfect for outdoor activities even in winter. Snowboarding, Ski Jumping Competitions, and Holmenkollbakken on what once was an Olympic competition field ensure the highest standard of sporting. Another symbol of Oslo is Vigeland Park. This outdoor park which exhibits Gustav Vigeland’s sculptures, where tourists can admire more than 200 pieces of his work. Although reputed to be the capital with one of the world’s highest living costs, it’s nice to know that here, many attractions are free for the public.
A Michelin-star-restaurant offering mouthwatering dishes in a cosy atmosphere.
An impressive place serving modern gastronomic feasts.
Offers a fine selection of Scandinavian dishes.