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Metropolitan Oslo

Norway's capital is one of Europe’s fastest-growing cities. International media is constantly writing about Oslo’s innovative architecture, museums, and neighbourhoods, as well as everything that moves on the food, fashion, art, and music scenes.

Over the last few years, several new neighbourhoods have been established in the city centre, with exciting new activities and attractions. The high-rise buildings in Barcode and captivating landmarks like the Opera House and the Astrup Fearnley Museum are changing the face of the city. They have also been accompanied by the two new museums MUNCH and the National Museum.

A green capital

Oslo is a green city and was awarded the prestigious title European Green Capital in 2019. More than half of the municipality is covered by forests and parks, and the fjord extends all the way to the city centre. The centre itself is becoming increasingly car-free and easy to explore on foot or by bike. An efficient public transport system makes the rest of the city easily accessible.

The capital is full of green experiences, whether you want to swim, kayak or go island hopping, relax in lovely parks or walk, cycle or ski in the forest. And when was the last time you were in a big city with urban farms and a separate motorway for bees? In the Botanical Gardens, you can visit the Nordic region’s first Climate House and see exhibitions on climate change. In addition to all of this, more and more restaurants are offering green menus, while the number of environmentally certified hotels is increasing every year.

A taste of Oslo

Oslo has long since established itself as a culinary destination. Eateries range from distinguished Michelin-starred restaurants to trendy food halls and hip food trucks. New restaurants are constantly popping up, many of them with creative approaches to Norwegian ingredients and food traditions. In recent years, a number of organic, vegan, and vegetarian restaurants have also appeared in the city. Natural ingredients and high quality are also keywords in Oslo’s internationally renowned cocktail and coffee bars.

A city for all seasons

While autumn is a perfect time for exciting art exhibitions, spring is synonymous with drinking beer outside, second-hand markets, and bustling life in Oslo’s parks and streets. In winter, you can combine urban experiences with kayaking on the fjord, tobogganing on slopes just a short metro ride from the city centre. In the Oslomarka forest, more than 2,600 kilometres of cross-country skiing trails await – as well as several cabins with cafés that serving fresh buns and hot chocolate. Try a refreshing dive in the fjord after a visit to a fjord-side sauna. If you really want winter to last all year round, your wish will come true at SNØ, one of the world’s only indoor arenas for skiing.

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