Like much of Norway, the eastern part of the country is a region of contrasts. On the one hand you have Oslo, the fastest-growing capital in Europe. Known for its vibrant culture, its many new and presitigious buildings, exciting foods, and a living arts and music scene.
The northern and western parts of the region, however, are dominated by mountains and glaciers. To the east, you have a cluster of picturesque small towns near the Swedish border.
More than half of Norway’s population lives in Eastern Norway, and Oslo is Norway’s main hub for travel both internationally and domestically. The network of roads, railway lines and domestic flights all extend fan-like from here, making the region the natural starting point for your Norwegian holiday.
In Eastern Norway, coastal towns offer idyllic seaside peace or urban city vibes, while the inland mountains and valleys offer world-class skiing, hiking and biking. It just depends on when and where you prefer to visit.
These are some of the top ranked things to do in Eastern Norway according to TripAdvisor: