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Oslo is the capital of beautiful Norway. The bustling metropolitan city with its cobblestone alleys, quirky architecture, busy streets, and an amalgamation of history and present is a place one must visit. The austere of the place is an attraction to art and history lovers alike. And if you are looking for an edgy and original night scene, then the city with its indie clubs and beer offer that, too. The museums, Oslo fjords tours, parks, and various outdoor activities make it a perfect vacation spot. Though Northern lights Oslo are not visible, one can enjoy the unique mix of flavors that have developed here in recent years along with the traditional shrimps and hot dogs.
Location: South Norway
Nearest Airport: Oslo airport
How to reach: Oslo is a major air hub in Europe, gateway to Norway
Famous for: The bustling capital city of Norway with its share of attractions
Best time to visit: Jan to Dec
WHAT TO SEE
The historical Akershus Fortress
The Museum of Art, Architecture, and Design
The wonderful neighbourhoods
The scenic fjords
The enchanting forest of Nordmarka
Explore the world that is laid out in numerous literary works. Explore the grandeur of fortresses and museums, detailing and exhibiting the rich history of the place. Look at art in the way the Norwegians do with multiple art galleries and parks giving you food for thought with their modern art pieces.
Things To Do
Touch the history at Akershus Fortress: The fortress was built in the 13th Century and can be visited by the tourists to gaze at the kingly life of the royal family that lived here for years while protecting the city from invaders. The fortress has a beautiful architecture which is a wonderful example of Oslo sightseeing and offers scenic views from every part.
Explore the valor of Vikings: At Viking Ship museum, one can connect to the splendor of Vikings by gazing at their grand vessels which are centuries old. One can also visit the Historical Museum which exhibits the Nomadic history with the same ticket.
Take a walk through Vigeland Park: Gustav Vigeland has made every sculpture that stands in this park and it is a true wonder of Oslo sightseeing. The bronze and iron sculptures will steal your hours away while you gaze at their perfection and beauty.
Marvel at the Oslo Cathedral: The Cathedral is centuries old and offers sights that are spell-bound. One can come here to find some peach amidst a busy day of sightseeing and walking. The place offers a breathtaking view of ceiling paintings and a glance at the history of Oslo.
Visit the Aker Brygge: While Oslo sightseeing, don’t forget to visit the historic and beautiful neighborhoods as well. Take a stroll through Aker Brygge and catch the Nobel Peace Center along with Tjuvholmen beach. The neighborhood offers beautiful sights and a tranquil pleasure with clear blue skies and archaic history.
National Museum of Art, Architecture, and Design: The calling of all the architecture buffs around the world in the museum that offers various breathtaking views and landscapes across the city, giving you the proper experience of Oslo sightseeing, along with the famous piece of art ‘The Scream’.
The Frozen-like beauty Nordmaka: The forest of Nordmarka offers a wonderful view of white, crystal snow in the winters. One can walk down different trails through the forest and camp and fish at the lakes.
The place is famous for the pleasing Nordic Food walk which takes you to explore and appreciate the local cuisine of seafood like shrimps, cheese, sausages, and honey. The walk will be a treat to your tongue with the taste of one masterpiece after another while giving you a closer look at the authentic Nordic food culture.