Visit trendy Oslo

Oslo Opera House by Thomas Johannessen, Visit Oslo

Iconic architecture has added a new reason to visit Oslo – the most charming of the Scandinavian capitals, with the Opera House & the Astrup Fearnley Museum, the Tjuvholmen & Bjorvika waterfront areas, trendy local areas such as Grünerlokka & a vast number of popular coffee shops.

Akershus Fortress Oslo by Tord Baklund, Visit Oslo

Akershus Fortress

About Oslo

Oslo is the capital of Norway and the economic & governmental centre of the country. Oslo is the largest city in Norway, with a population of some 600 000 inhabitants.

Oslo is beautifully located by the Oslofjord, surrounded by hills and vast areas of woodlands; popular recreational areas with walking trails and cross-country ski trails in winter. Oslo is the home of the Norwegian Royal family, with the Royal palace located at the far end of Oslo’s main street Karl Johansgate.

Astrup Fearnley Museum by Tord Baklund, Visit Oslo

Astrup Fearnley Museum

Iconic architecture in Oslo

The beautiful Oslo Opera House, designed by the Norwegian architects Snohetta, opened in 2008. The spectacular wooden structure of the Astrup Fearnley Museum of contemporary art, designed by the world-renowned architect Renzo Piano, opened in 2012.

Both of these attractions are located at the waterfront of Oslo, which has changed significantly the last years, and is still in an amazing process with modern architecture and a new seaside promenade en route. The older, two-tower City Hall is a well known landmark in Oslo, facing the main waterfront by the Oslofjord. In 2013, the Oslo authorities finally decided to build a new home to Edvard Munch’s famous paintings, after a long and controversial political process. The building “Lambda” is a modern style building to be constructed next to the Oslo Opera House on the Bjorvika waterfront.
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Vigeland Sculpture Park in winter by Kristian Qvigstad, Visit Oslo

Vigeland Sculpture Park

Oslo attractions

Oslo also offers a lot of interesting attractions to visit, such as the Edvard Munch Museum, the amazing Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Fram Polar Ship Museum, the Kon-Tiki Museum and the Vikingship Museum on the beautiful Bygdoy peninsula, the Holmenkollen ski jump with a marvellous view of Oslo and the tiny Ski Museum, the National Gallery, the Akershus Fortress and Castle.

Outside Mathallen Food Market by Didrick Stenersen, Visit Oslo

Outside Mathallen food market

Off the beaten path in Oslo

Oslo has a lot more to offer visitors than the Karl Johansgate main street, such as the Aker Brygge & Tjuvholmen pedestrian waterfront, the picturesque Christiania Torv, the authentic Grünerlokka area on the east side and the Frogner area on the west side of the city, the scenic Akerselva river with beautiful walking trails & St Hanshaugen park and area.
Mathallen food market at Vulkan is located in a former factory building, offering local produce & international food, restaurants & cafés, well worth a visit.

Nordmarka outside Oslo by Tord Baklund, Visit Oslo


Nordmarka hills and woodlands

popular recreational areas among Norwegians. An easy way of getting there is taking the tube to Sognsvann, then you can hike around the Sognsvann lake; a 3 km, easy walk.
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Sustainable travel in Norway

Sustainable tourism

Our trips are based on our goal of sustainable tourism, with eco-friendly travel that leaves as small an environmental footprint on nature as possible. We strive to provide an authentic and local experience, with public and environmentally friendly transport like trains, electrical cruise ferries, and buses. The cruise company we use seriously aims to protect the Norwegian coast and is a world leader in sustainable cruising. We use domestic airline companies that strive to reduce their COemissions, invest in green technology and work to achieve more sustainable travel.
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