Oslo – Norway’s cool capital and its surrounding region
Beautiful, historic and inspiring Oslo – Norway’s capital city lies at the tip of the stunning Oslofjord, surrounded by wooded hills. The combination of city attractions and spectacular countryside nearby makes the Oslo region a truly unique short break destination.
Visit Norway’s most famous museums and attractions: The Munch and Ibsen Museums, Vigeland Sculpture Park, Viking ships over a thousand years old, the Kon-Tiki Museum, the new Ekebergpark Sculpture Park and Ekeberg restaurant.
A real must-see is the spectacular new Opera House – a triumph of contemporary design. The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design is also well worth a visit.
Oslo is a true shopper’s paradise with everything from charming boutique designer shops and impressive department stores to fascinating antique shops and buzzing flea-markets. The city and region is also a Foodie’s delight, with a great choice of excellent restaurants and food courts, many using locally sourced produce.
Why not explore the historic city of Drøbak, just 20 minutes from Oslo city centre, where you can see the stunning Oscarsborg Fortress. For a day of fun family activities, go for a mountain bike ride or swing from the treetops on a zip-line at Oslo Summer Park. If you really have a head for heights then a visit to Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Tower will literally take your breath away.
And the real beauty is that Oslo is only 2 hours away from the UK, flying direct with low cost fares from Norwegian.
For more information on the Oslo region, go to www.visitnorway.com/oslo