Oslo – the capital of Norway
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Oslo, the capital of Norway, combines the fresh Scandinavian atmosphere with captivating scenic beauty. Oslo is an ideal choice for those who love both culture and outdoor activities.
Oslo attractions and tips for your city break:
The city, allegedly founded by the mighty Vikings themselves, is located on a fjord surrounded by high mountains. Hiking and ski trails start almost from the city centre. In Holmenkollen, which is known for its winter sports competitions, you can visit the world's oldest ski museum and the upper level of the ski jump tower. There you can get a sense how the eagle-like professional ski jumpers with nerves of steel might have felt like before the jump.
Oslo Opera House
Enjoy stunning opera performances and impressive innovative architecture at the Oslo Opera House. It's possible to access a unique marble rooftop and admire the views over the Oslo Fjord. During the winter months, the Opera House and the new Deichman Library illuminate the fjord beautifully.
Vigeland Sculpture Park
The picturesque park presents Norway's best-known sculptor's Gustav Vigeland's lifework: more than 200 sculptures made of granite, bronze and wrought iron. Works of art include, for example, a 17-meter-high monolith engraved with 121 human figures which are entwined with one another. You can easily reach the park by public transport.
Walking along the shoreline to Aker Brygge
Aker Brygge is a modern and stylish district next to the harbour area, featuring novelty residential houses as well as cafés, restaurants, shopping and art galleries. Enjoy a delicious seafood meal on the deck of a restaurant ship. Boats departing from the harbour take you on a day trip to small nearby islands.
Grünerløkka is another interesting district for an afternoon walk with its atmospheric cafés and boutiques, not forgetting street art.
Norwegian Arctic food experiences
Try some of the mouthwatering Norwegian cuisine dishes like the national dish Fårikål, lamb cabbage with boiled potatoes or marinated salmon and lutefisk, which has been cooked underground. The sweet culmination of the meal could be for example Krumkake, a crispy, horn-like pastry filled with whipped cream.
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