Ideal duration: 3 - 5 days
Best Time: May to August Read More
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The capital of the Nordic country Norway, Oslo is famous for fjords, museums, green spaces and a whole lot of Viking lore. It is considered one of the most liveable cities in the world. It has also produced iconic personalities such as Edvard Munch and Henrik Ibsen, pioneer in the industries of art and theater whose works are still appreciated to this day across the globe.
Oslo has been an important point in the world maritime industry, and thus has many museums like the Norwegian Maritime Museum with a comprehensive collection that tells stories of maritime history and its evolution through the ages. The Viking Ship Museum is a unique museum within the city that takes maritime history back to the age of arctic exploration. A city of Nordic glory, Oslo is also a gateway to multiple skiing destinations, most notably the Holmenkollbakken hill, a popular skiing destination that overlooks the beautiful Oslofjord. Known for its museums, Oslo is a cultural treasure trove, and the site of popular art museums celebrating famous Norwegian artists like the Munch Museum, Vigeland Museum and the Kon-Tiki Museum. There are multiple unique sculptures that dot the city, paying homage to the sculptor Gustav Vigeland. The cultural worth of Osle doesn't stop just there, as it is the city that houses the world-famous Oslo Opera House, a pioneer in modern architecture and the location of many star performances in Scandinavia. Apart from the man-made glory of the city, Oslo is abundant with natural beauty, surrounded by hills and mountains while sitting at the head of the iconic Oslofjord. Green spaces bring about a multitude of colour to the city, as well as the two lakes that fall within the city boundaries. This delightful city is also perfect for experimenting with the Norwegian cuisine and seafood given its proximity to one of the country's most important ports. The Norwegian variation of the hot dog is one of the most popular dishes you will find in the city, from the fanciest restaurant to your local supermarket. For something a little more Scandinavian, order yourself a plate of meatballs or sausages, the most popular preparations of the region with slight variation around every turn.