Oslo

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Oslo Opera House showing modern architecture, a city and theatre scenes
With its fascinating history and rich cultural scene, all surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes, Norway’s capital city has something to suit every taste.

Oslo is the compact yet vibrant capital city of Norway, located on the country’s southern coast. Surrounded by forested hills to one side and the cold waters of the Oslofjord to the other, this city maintains a close relationship with nature, whilst offering the best of cosmopolitan entertainment.

Norway is perhaps best known for its rich seafaring history. Head to the Bygdøy Peninsula, just outside the city, to explore the best museums dedicated to this subject. Start with the Norwegian Maritime Museum, home to the oldest boat in the country, before admiring the ornate 9th-century wooden vessels in the Viking Ship Museum.

This tradition of exploration continued right into the 20th century. Step aboard the ship that took the first explorers to the South Pole when you tour the Fram Museum, and learn all about Thor Heyerdahl, the famous adventurer who crossed the Pacific on a balsa wood raft, at the Kon-Tiki Museum.

Whilst you’re on the Bygdøy Peninsula, don’t miss the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, the world’s largest open-air museum that brings the past 600 years of Norway’s history to life.

Whether you’re interested in opera, ballet, modern art or all three, the Oslo Opera House is a must-see attraction. This cutting-edge, prize-winning structure appears to rise up from the waters of the Oslofjord, as if it were a vast iceberg. Attend one of the many world-class performances, or simply take a tour of the interior spaces, featuring specially commissioned works by leading contemporary artists.

The city also has a number of other fascinating cultural attractions, including Oslo Cathedral and the Nobel Peace Center.

A trip to the newly regenerated Aker Brygge district is the perfect way to round off your day. This former shipyard has been transformed into a bustling entertainment hub full of the best restaurants, cafés and bars.

Consider buying an Oslo Pass if you intend to use public transport. As well as free unlimited travel, you’ll also be eligible for free admission to many museums and discounts in certain restaurants.

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3 out of 5
Prinsensgate 6, Oslo, 0152
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4 out of 5
Sonja Henies Plass 3 Postboks 9206, Oslo, N-0134
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Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo Gardermoen
4 out of 5
Hotelveien, Gardermoen, Ullensaker, 2060
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Anker Hostel
3 out of 5
Storgata 53H, Oslo, N-0182
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3.5 out of 5
Lakkegata 3, Oslo, 0187
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BJØRVIKA APARTMENTS, Teaterplassen, Oslo city center
BJØRVIKA APARTMENTS, Teaterplassen, Oslo city center
4 out of 5
Schweigaardsgate 15B, Oslo, 0191
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