What to see in Oslo, Norway

Oslo is a great destination for those who are looking for distinct city vacation. Imagine you can go hiking, take a dip at fjord, and listen to a concert all in just one day. If you love nature, Oslo has a lot of opportunities for outdoor activities. You can visit the Fjord which is perfect for various activities from boating and island hopping. If you are planning to visit the capital of Norway during winter, you would surely love skiing at the same time spending time in cabin tucked in peaceful forest. During summer, there are golf courses that are perfect.

The city of Oslo

The city of Oslo

Oslo is also a home to numerous theaters and opera houses that show cases concerts and festivals. No matter what time of the year you decide to visit, you will definitely encounter world class musicians and rub elbows with music lovers. Among the famous festivals are Oslo Jazz and Norwegian Wood music festival. You can also visit concert arenas like Valle Hovin and Spektrum that is a venue for concerts and dance events. If you want to see world class opera and ballet, you might want to visit the Oslo Concert Hall and Opera House.

Outside Oslo Concert Hall

Outside Oslo Concert Hall

The best way to go around the capital city is by bus or boat. You would want to hire a tour guide to learn more about the city. There are a lot of attractions offered by the city. Majority of them are just near each other so you can walk around the city center. There are some that can be accessed through public transportation. Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park is an 80 acre park that features sculptures made by Gustav Vigeland.

Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park

Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park

Holmenkollen Ski Jump was recently reconstructed to be a world class place for ski jumping. The deck has great view of the whole city. You might want to check out the rich history Oslo through Akershus Fortress that was built in 13 century.

Norway from Morten Berg

Photos: City photo 1: wpathoslo2009, City photo 2: Jenifee, City photo 3: ferdinando quaranta

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2 Comments on “What to see in Oslo, Norway”

  1. James Trick
    March 14, 2012 at 9:56 pm #

    Oslo is a very beautiful city but it is quite expensive :/

  2. annie
    March 18, 2012 at 2:13 am #

    It can be very expensive if you don’t plan ahead, but here like everywhere else you can get good and cheap deals. 🙂

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