Fly to Oslo

Norwegians would …

Dramatically set amid sea and mountains, Norway’s capital city is compact in size, sophisticated in its culture, and a delight in its many attractions.

Oslo is a city of parks – crowned European Green Capital 2019 – and the waterways and islets of Oslofjord are near the centre, with the ski slopes and forests of Nordmarka also within easy reach, made all the more accessible by a top-class public transport network.

One of Oslo’s most renowned sons...

... is playwright Henrik Ibsen, famous for his classic Hedda Gabler, but the creativity extends to sculpture, with over 200 works in Frogner Park. There’s also a dazzling contemporary art scene, awesome architecture and neighbourhoods made famous by writers such as Norwegian-noir author Jo Nesbø.

You will never be short of museums. An enthralling choice includes museums individually devoted to skiing, Viking ships, Amundsen’s legendary polar ship Fram, Natural History … hey, why not stop for a bite, in one of this cosmopolitan city’s many superb cafes, bars and restaurants, which include the world’s most northerly 3-Star Michelin establishment? Aker Brygge Wharf is always a good place for a breather, with restaurants and shops lining the inner harbour.

Tour the Akershus Fortress or thrill to the rides and water park in Tusen Fryd Amusement Park. After dark (or, in summer, after not-so-dark) enjoy the nightlife: Oslo knows how to party.

3 Scandinavian reasons to fly to Oslo

  • See Munch’s The Scream in its home city

  • Nordic scenery all around

  • Cocktails with Arctic seaweed, anyone?

 

The Viking Ship Museum

The Viking Ship Museum on the Bygdøy peninsula has the world's best-preserved Viking ships and finds from Viking tombs around the Oslo Fjord. On show are discoveries from the Gokstad, Oseberg and Tune ships, plus small boats, sledges, a beautiful cart, tools, textiles and household utensils. Ragnar Lodbrok would be proud!

The Øya Festival

In August every year the Øya Festival draws around 60,000 music lovers to Oslo's east side, where they can enjoy four days of everything from international stars to up-and-coming artists.
The Club Night on Tuesday, with concerts at many small clubs, serves as a warm-up for the four days in the Tøyen Park festival area. Wednesday to Saturday you can hear concerts from three stages in the park.

 

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