Oslo Travel Guide
Oslo is an easy going cosy self-confident capital located between the rippling waters of the Oslo Fjord and the green hills.
Oslo is the capital of Norway, and the Oslo City Centre is quite compact. The outer districts spread over 453 square kilometres, covered by water, forest and beaches.
Just go about 50 years back, Oslo was quite small compared to the capitals Copenhagen and Stockholm. Because of Norway`s soaring economy, today Oslo is a modern capital with growing population. The city has transformed to be a city with a modern and commercial part, including skyscrapers, big offices and fancy shops of all kinds.
Museums in Oslo
Oslo Archipelago is a great nature attraction
Oslo Fjord and archipelago provides a natural distance and tranquillity in the city. It is recommended to do like the locals - take a boat trip on the fjord, have a rest, while you have the chance to visit some of the nearby interesting islands such as Bygdøy, a Viking Ship Museum or Hovedøya.
Cafes & restaurants
Oslo also offers many delicious restaurants and cafes. Sit down by Aker Brygge or Grunerløkka and have a meal or a drink together with the locals.
Oslo is a green city with relaxing and beautiful green parks like the Frognerparken or Vigeland Sculpture Park. Try out and explore the capital on a city bike. An easy and environmentally friendly way to discover the city.
Holmenkollen is a famous winter sport destination
If you are visiting Oslo in wintertime, you must go to the ski areas nearby like Holmenkollen or Nordmaka. In Norway, you find the best ski destinations in the world, and by Olympic Winter Games Norway always wins many medals.
Public transportation in Oslo
It is quite convenient to move around in Oslo, the distances are short, whenever you walk or biking. The public transport network in Oslo and the surrounding county Akershus is part of the same ticket and price system.