Oslo is the city that feels old and new at the same time. The Norwegian capital is located in the northwestern part of the country, at the far end of the Oslo Fjord. The city is surrounded by scenic, wooded hills which gives a cozy atmosphere. The city is not huge but is still the country's largest with about 1,000,000 inhabitants.

Excavations show that the place has been inhabited since the Stone Age, but it was in 1048 that the city was founded by the then king Harald Hårdråde.

Tourist attractions

As Oslo is a royal capital, a visit to the Royal Palace is on the list of many tourists. At the top of the parade street Karl Johans gate is the castle, which has been the residence of the country's regent since 1849. The castle is surrounded by a beautiful castle garden. The castle is open for visits during the summer months of June-August. A small attraction is the changing of the guard at Slottsplassen every day at 13.30.

For those interested in art, we recommend a visit to the Munch Museum at Töyengaten 53. This museum is entirely dedicated to Norway's pride Edward Munch. The museum holds more than half of the artist's work, as he bequeathed his belongings to the City of Oslo. Some of his most famous works, Madonna and Skriet, can be seen here.

The opera house ”Den Norske Opera & Ballett” is located by the water in Bjørvika in central Oslo. The beautiful white marble building can be compared to a glacier that rises from the sea. Well worth a visit whether you like opera, architecture or just want to enjoy the wonderful atmosphere that surrounds the building.


It may not come as a surprise that a lot of seafood is eaten in Norway. The proximity to the sea means that the supply of freshly caught fish is good almost wherever you are in the country. The fishing industry is incredibly important in the country and Norway is one of the world's largest exporters of seafood. Salmon, cod, mackerel and shrimp are among the most common exports.

Lamb is also a common ingredient in Norwegian cooking. " Fårikål " is a dish consisting of boiled lamb and cabbage served with boiled potatoes is very popular.


Skiing is incredibly popular throughout Norway, whether it is downhill skiing or cross-country skiing. In Oslo, the indoor facility SNØ was opened in January 2020, which makes it possible to ride all year round. SNØ is the world's only arenas for snow experiences that combine cross-country skiing, alpine skiing, snowboarding, freeskiing and ice climbing under one roof. On SNØ you will find three slopes with different levels of difficulty, a park with rails and big jump, 1 km long cross-country ski trail, a beginners area and one of the world's highest indoor climbing walls.

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