Oslo is modern and diverse city and one of the world's largest capitals. It consists mostly of parks, protected forests, hills, and hundreds of lakes. During winter the city’s parks is transformed into a white wonderland where children play in the snow and enjoy toboggan runs. Oslo boasts a rich cultural scene and is famous for its theatre, museums and galleries.
PLACES TO VISIT
1.THE VIKING SHIP MUSEUM
The world’s best preserved Viking ships and finds from Viking tombs around the Oslo Fjord can see seen in the museum. On display is discoveries from the Gokstad, Oseberg and Tune ships, plus small boats, sledges, a beautiful cart, tools, textiles and household utensils.
2.NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
The Fram is the strongest wooden ship ever built and still holds the records for sailing farthest north and farthest south. Come on board the ship and see how the crew and their dogs managed to survive in the coldest and most dangerous places on earth - the Arctic and the Antarctic. The Gjøa building with exhibitions on the Arctic and the Northwest Passage is next to the main building.
4.HOLMENKOLLEN SKI MUSEUM & TOWER
Holmenkollen embodies more than a century of skiing competitions and is a historic landmark in the Norway. The Holmenkollen Ski Museum can be found inside the ski jump – the oldest in the world. Over 400 years of skiing history as well as Norwegian polar exploration artifacts and an exhibition on snowboarding and modern skiing is presented inside the museum. From the observation deck on top of the jump tower you can see panoramic views of Oslo.
5.VIGELAND SCULPTURE PARK
The sculpture park is the life work of the sculptor Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943) with more than 200 sculptures in bronze, granite and cast iron.
6.TUSENGRYD AMUSEMENT PARK
With more than 30 fun attractions and lots of great games, shops and places to eat, it is Norways largest amusement park. During summer time you can enjoy the water park and swimming pool river and a huge slide.
7.NORWEGIAN FOLK MUSEUM
The museum is one of the world's oldest and largest open-air museums, with 155 traditional houses from all parts of Norway and a stave church from the year 1200. Inside the museum there is exhibits of traditional handicraft items, folk costumes, Sami culture, weapons, toys, and pharmaceutical history.
The building of Akershus Castle and Fortress was commenced in 1299 and between 1588 and 164 the castle was moderiated and converted into a royal residence. The fortress area is a popular venue for major events, including concerts, public holiday celebrations and ceremonies.
OTHER PLACES TO SEE
The best way to get around in Oslo is by bus, tram, metro system, bicycle, taxi, bike or on foot.