Welcome to the capital of Norway. Sure, it’s not as ‘Norwegian’ as the other cities, but it’s still a special place. Here you’ll find some of the best museums in the country, plus so many delicious eateries with food from all over Norway and the world. Close by are some beautiful natural attractions – the Akerselva River is not to be missed, along with Ekeberg Sculpture Park.
I love eating here. Firstly, you’ve got the incredible food halls Mathallen and Vippa, and then after that you’ve got Aker Brygge with its insanely good Norwegian and international food. There are countless hip bars to enjoy late into the evening.
Oslo isn’t just a fun place to be as a tourist; it’s got a fascinating history. You can explore the ruins of the first city of Oslo – Gamle Oslo – before heading to Kvadraturen – the Danish/Norwegian town that was known as Christiania until the early 20th century. Oslo was heavily occupied during World War II, and it’s hard to walk through the city without passing a building that had importance during the war. I can’t believe how much there is to say about the history!
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