About the Oslo, Norway Program

The Oslo program is a USAC partnership program. Learn more about on-site program elements and the city itself below.

About Oslo

  • Population: approx. 560,000
  • Distance from Stockholm: 258 miles
  • Distance from Copenhagen: 300 miles

Oslo offers a picturesque skyline and a great blend of nature and metropolis.

Oslo offers a picturesque skyline and a great blend of ...

Surrounded by hills and fjords, Oslo is the capital and largest city of Norway. Although it is actually more than 1,000 years old, in many ways it appears to be very modern, as various fires through the years forced residents to rebuild the city virtually from scratch. Today, it is a city of wide boulevards, parks, museums, and theatres. In tune with the great seafaring traditions of Norway, Oslo prides itself on many naval museums such as the Viking Ship Museum, the Norwegian Maritime Museum, and the Kon Tiki Museum. The Edvard Munch Museum houses some of the artist’s best work. Out on the Bygdoy Peninsula, a short ferry or bus ride from the city center, there is a Folkemuseum with a collection of ancient Norwegian buildings including a medieval stave church. The countryside surrounding Oslo is spectacularly beautiful and offers opportunities for cross-country and downhill skiing as well as hiking, orienteering, rock climbing, biking, and water sports.