Oslo, Norway

About Oslo, Norway

  • 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 opera house is the largest cultural building constructed in Norway since 1300.

The opera house is the largest cultural building ...

The city has many cafés and bars where there is nightly entertainment, as well as theatres and concert halls where you can enjoy the latest in theatre and music, as well as the classics. The capital’s great pride and joy is Norway’s magnificent new Opera House located right on the Oslo Fjord. 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.