Surrounded by mountains and sea, Oslo is one of Europe’s greenest capitals. Norway’s capital is home to a wide range of things for you do during your time here.
Adventure and amusement
Tusenfryd is the biggest amusement park in the country. It has more than 30 rides and attractions. There are six roller-coasters, a high-speed super splash, all sorts of old fashioned games, and smaller rides like bumper cars and merry-go-rounds. You can go ski jumping and sledding in Holmenkollen. The Holmenkollen Ski Jump offers one of the best views over Oslo. The trails along the Akerselva River are ideal for hiking and cycling.
Know the city
Oslo is jam-packed with museums. Visit the famous Viking Ship Museum, which has flabbergasting finds from four different Viking burial sites around the Oslo Fjord. To make the experience livelier, the film Vikings Alive is projected onto the walls and ceiling, adding context to Viking burial rituals. The Norwegian Folk Museum accustoms you to the culture of Oslo. You can engage yourself over the indoor exhibits, which have traditional costumes, exhibitions about the history of medicine, toys, and handicrafts. Visit various museums that showcase art in multiple forms. Some of them are The Vigeland Museum, the Norwegian National Gallery, The Munch Museum, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, and many more. The Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology has around 25 temporary and permanent exhibitions. Kids can go around and amuse themselves with over 80 interactive stations.
Appreciate the Architecture
The architecture in Oslo is awe-inspiring. The Royal Palace has a neoclassical design that oozes royalty. You can have a look at the regal life by booking a guided tour of the princely furnished rooms and hallways. The design of the Akershus Fortress is from the reign of King Christian IV. It has the classic Italian Renaissance style.
Well, there is a lot you can do in Oslofjord. The Oslofjord has the likelihood for swimming, sightseeing, and island hopping. The surrounding forests are famed hiking and cycling destination. If you are into water sports, then you can hit the water in a canoe or kayak. Sightseeing and fishing excursions are available on everything from inflatable boats to sailboats and yachts to ferries throughout the year.
One of the best ways to explore a city is by having your own vehicle. Oslo has comparatively little traffic, and the roads are good, thus finding your way around in Oslo is not tricky. A car allows you to swoop through all of the city’s beautiful sites at your leisure. A vehicle makes exploring easy as you are not stuck on a planned group tour. Renting a car is pretty convenient in Oslo. You can compare prices at the airport here: https://www.autoprio.com/en-norway-oslo-gardermoen-airport-osl/. You can get one through a car rental company online, in person at car rental offices, or through a travel agent. Dipped highlights are mandatory at all times. It’s compulsory to carry a hi-vis vest and warning triangle in your car. There is a hefty, on-spot fine for not having one. If you are visiting Oslo in the winter, make sure then that you are prepared for snowy roads and a vivid and cozy experience!