Oslo is a modern and diverse city, and each of its boroughs bring something special to the table. All of them can be reached on foot or with a single ride on public transportation.
The shopping capital of Norway offers everything from the latest international trends to modern Norwegian designs and local handicrafts. The main shopping areas in Oslo are: The city center around Karl Johans gate, Majorstuen with the streets Bogstadveien and Hegdehaugsveie, Frogner and Bygdøy Allé and Grünerløkka.
The Oslofjord is perfect for boat sightseeing, swimming, and island hopping. The city is surrounded by forests, which are great for biking and hiking, and Oslo Summer Park offers both downhill biking and a climbing park.
A winter visit lets you combine the buzz and nightlife of a capital city with skiing, fresh air and tranquil forests. Just minutes from the city, Oslo Winter Park boasts 11 lifts and 18 slopes for skiing and snowboarding.
Oslo has one of Europe's most exciting music scenes, with more concerts than any other Scandinavian city. Big venues bring in the international superstars, while Oslo's clubs host thousands of concerts every year.
Annual festival highlights include The Norwegian Wood Music Festival, the Øya Festival, the Inferno Festival, Oslo Jazz Festival and Oslo Chamber Music Festival, which all attract world-class musicians and thousands of music fans to Oslo.
There is always something on at Oslo’s many dance, show and sports venues. The entertainment on offer ranges from world-class opera, ballet and classical music in the Opera House and Oslo Concert Hall to big sports events like the Bislett Games and Holmenkollen's skiing and biathlon competitions.
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Belgian small school teachers Delfien Cocquyt and Fien Sinove from Gent are best friends. The devote travellers finance frequent exotic vacations with weekend babysitting.
To a lot of people Scandinavia is somewhere on the opposite side of the earth. This year exchange student Liu Ai Yin from Taipei in Taiwan is reading economics at The University of Helsinki in Finland. She had the idea to bring over some of her Taiwanese family members for a fun holiday in Norway.
A stay in Oslo doesn't have to cost a fortune. In fact there is a lot you can do for free in the Norwegian capital.
Between the Oslofjord and the forests lies Norway’s capital and largest city, with its vibrant social scene and special combination of nature experiences and city life.