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In terms of land area, Oslo is one of Europe’s largest capital cities, but by population it’s one of the smaller, which means there is plenty of room for everyone, and for all of the activities that Norwegians are mad on. Skiing, sailing, kayaking, even ski-jumping: all of these are on offer within close range of the city centre, and in some pretty spectacular settings. But don’t assume that it’s only worth a visit if you’re an adrenaline junkie: cultural buffs can head for the National Gallery or the open-air sculpture park, Vigeland Park, or for a taste of Norway’s past, you must visit the Norwegian open-air Folk Museum.

 



SOME THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN NORWAY




Oslo Nature Walks OSLO NATURE WALKS: FOREST TO FJORD

Perched hundreds of metres above Oslo and its fjord, the wilderness of Oslo is an amazing getaway from the city. Hike from one view point to another, stopping along the way at the Holmenkollen ski jump and the national historic landmark farm of Frognerseteren. There’s time to pick berries, picnic on a bare summit and maybe see a moose. The tour ends at a forest lake perfect for a swim.

Fjord Sightseeing Cruise FJORD SIGHTSEEING CRUISE
 

Oslo in the summer is all about the water. This is a great way to see more of the outdoor lifestyle. As you head through narrow sounds, idyllic bays and pass a maze of islands with brightly coloured painted summer houses.

Nordic Food Tour NORDIC FOOD WALKING TOUR
 

Walk with a guide to discover a tempting array of eateries, sip locally produced craft beer, at the market nibble on cheese tasters and homemade honey and in a prestigious restaurant sample delicious local specialities like aquavit sausages and strawberries.

Oslo Walking Tour OSLO WALKING TOUR
 

Delve into Norway’s history and enjoy a visit to the Vigeland Park, the world’s largest sculpture park. Follow a guide along Karl Johans gate to attractions including the medieval Akershus Fortress and the Opera House, and gain insight into the Norwegian way of life.

Tour Oslo by Segway TOUR OSLO BY SEGWAY
 

After some basic Segway training, buzz through the city streets taking in some of the sights as you go - the National Opera House, Parliament and the University of Oslo, the Royal Castle, the Aker Brygge neighbourhood and visit Akershus Fortress, an impressive medieval castle once used as a prison.

Kayak Trip on the Oslo Fjord KAYAK TRIP TO THE OSLO FJORD
 

Experience Oslo from its most beautiful side. Starting from the sheltered bay at Sjølyst Marina it is only a short way to small islands and fantastic beaches.




NORWAY ACCOMMODATION



Here's a taste of some of our favourite hotels and lodges in Oslo, Norway.
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Scandic Vulkan Hotel
SCANDIC VULKAN HOTEL
★★★★
This energy-smart hotel is centrally located on Vulkan by the Akerselva river, near Grünerløkka, with the city centre a 15 minute walk away. The area is young and urban, perfect for those who like design, culture and food and the hotel’s restaurant has an open kitchen.
Thon Hotel Opera
THON HOTEL OPERA
★★★★
Located in the heart of Oslo and within walking distance to the Central Station. This hotel offers the perfect base from which to explore the city from. After a day of sightseeing head back to the hotel and enjoy the fabulous views of Oslo Fjord and the Opera House.
Hotel Continental
HOTEL CONTINENTAL
★★★★★
The same family built and developed this hotel over four generations to become a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. It offers world-class food and drink and a lively international atmosphere with a unique art collection and history.





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