Sitting at the head of a fjord, with the forests behind it, the Norwegian Capital is gifted with a unique combination of vibrant city life and easy access to the outdoors.
Although the most populous city in Norway, Oslo is the perfect size for exploring on foot. You’ll be drawn in by an eclectic mix of old and new architecture, world-class museums, animated nightlife and plenty of outdoor activities. The trading roots of this ancient Viking city are reflected in the importance of the buildings surrounding its harbours. It’s here that you’ll find the Town Hall, The Nobel Peace Center, the medieval Akershus Fortress and the National Opera House.
For outdoor enthusiasts, the beautiful Vigeland Sculpture Park is the perfect place for a stroll and skiing is possible on the snow clad slopes of the Tryvann.
When to go
Oslo is a year-round city, with snowy mountains in the winter and fresh summer days.
What to do
- Visit Akershus Fortress
- National Gallery tour
- See The Viking Ship Museum
- Stroll in the Vigeland Sculpture Park