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Oslo, Norway Photo: Patricia Pitarch/Innovation Norway
The present sovereign of Norway is King Harald V, who has reigned since 17 January 1991. Photo: Patricia Pitarch/Innovation Norway
You will find one of Norway's largest terrain parks at Oslo Winter Park Tryvann. Photo: Innovation Norway
Tryvann will host the World Snowboarding Championships (WSC) in the winter of 2012. Photo: Innovation Norway
The Oakley Arctic Challenge is owned by the legendary snowboarder Terje Håkonsen. Photo: Innovation Norway
Established in 1999, The Oakley Arctic Challenge was created as an independent alternative to more established snowboarding events. Photo: Innovation Norway
Oslo Winter Park Tryvann offers good skiing only 20 minutes from Oslo city centre. Photo: Patricia Pitarch/Innovation Norway
Karl Johans gate is the main street of the city of Oslo. The street was named in honor of King Karl Johan, who served as monarch of Sweden and Norway. Photo: Patricia Pitarch/Innovation Norway
Norway's Opera House took five years to complete and sits on the bank of the Bjørvika district, near the stock exchange and the central station. Photo: Patricia Pitarch/Innovation Norway

Day 2 - Snowboard and sightseeing in Oslo

The second day we went to Oslo and enjoyed seeing one of the best snowboarding competitions, the Oakley Arctic Challenge.

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Oslo Winter Park

In Oslo, Oslo Winter Park is the place where the Arctic Oakley Challenge is being arranged. This is Oslo's main ski resort, located only 20 minutes by tram from the city centre.

We saw how Chas Guldemond won the competition with his incredible tricks, performed in the beautiful slope style course, that next year will host the World Snowboarding Championships.

After the competition we had the honor of meeting Guldemond and got a quick chat. And just after that we went into a tipi where we chilled out for a while and we ended up speaking to the Norwegian snowboarder Terje Håkonsen. The best freestyle snowboarder ever!

A quick tour of Oslo's city centre

Back in Oslo, we strolled around downtown with a guide that taught us about the history of Oslo and Norway.

We visited the most important buildings in Oslo, like the Grand Hotel where the Nobel Peace Prize is given, the National Theatre, the Royal Palace, the City Hall , the harbor and the Oslo Opera House.

Last updated:  26 May 2014
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Oslo, Norway - Photo: Innovation Norway

Day 2 - Snowboard and sightseeing in Oslo

The second day we went to Oslo and enjoyed seeing one of the best snowboarding competitions, the Oakley Arctic Challenge.

Day 2 - Snowboard and sightseeing in Oslo

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Tourist information in Oslo

Oslo Visitor Centre can help with accommodation, the Oslo Pass, currency exchange and tickets for public transport, sightseeing and fjord tours.

Key facts about Oslo

The capital of Norway is also its largest city. Oslo has over 600,000 inhabitants and covers 454 square kilometres, 242 of which are forests.

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