Oslo

Situated at the head of a 60-mile-long fjord, Oslo sprawls out from its historic core. the Norway’s livable, innovative capital is one of Europe’s fastest growing cities.

The city is a cosmopolitan hub with an abundance of world-class architecture, museums, restaurants and shoppings. Its streets are a composition of glassy high-rises, and — especially in its elegant residential neighborhoods — beautiful facades.

Captivating landmarks like the Opera House, the Astrup Fearnley Museum and Barcode are changing the face of the city but Oslo maintains its refreshing closeness to nature that few other capitals can have.

Nestled between the Oslofjord and forested hills, Oslo won the European Green Capital Award for 2019 for its dedication to conserving natural areas and reducing pollution also thanks to improvements in cycling, efficient public transport system and the introduction of car free zones.

Oslo’s restaurant scene is diverse and constantly evolving with new, innovative kitchens – many of them with a fresh approach to Norwegian ingredients and food traditions.

The city is also in the process of being certified as a Sustainable Destination.

In Oslo, the future is now.

Features of Oslo

  • City Hall - Oslo's artsy 20th-century government building, lined with huge, vibrant, municipal-themed murals, best visited with included tour.

  • National Gallery - holds the world’s most important collection of paintings by Edvard Munch (1863–1944), including such famous and iconic works as The Scream.

  • Fram Museum Captivating exhibit on two Arctic exploration ships. This museum is dedicated to one of the most enduring symbols of early polar exploration, the 39m schooner Fram (meaning ‘Forward’), with detailed exhibits complete with maps, pictures and artefacts of various expeditions, from Nansen's attempt to ski across the North Pole to Amundsen's discovery of the Northwest Passage.

  • Viking Ship Museum Impressive trio of ninth-century Viking ships, with exhibits on the people who built them.

  • Oslo Opera House - Stunning performance center located right at the harbor and near the train station — With its white, sloping roof angling from the seafront several stories high, the Opera House invites anyone and everyone to literally hang out on its rooftop

It’s already a beloved civic symbol.

The Astrup Fearnley Collection is a collection of modern and contemporary art counted among the most significant of its kind in Northern Europe.

The museum building has a distinctive glass roof, which is shaped like a sail designed by the renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano. The museum is flanked by Tjuvholmen Sculpture Park, also designed by Renzo Piano.

Mathallen - the “food hall” that fills a formerly dilapidated, 19th-century, red-brick factory along the scenic Aker River. The space is filled with a trendy food court, showcasing Oslo’s top chefs

Holmenkollen Ski Jump and Ski Museum - the world's most modern ski jump. Dizzying vista and a schuss through skiing history, with a zip line off the top.