Oslo, Norway, features scenic views, cross-country ski trails and unique outdoor attractions, such as the Vigeland Sculpture Park and Spikersuppa Skating Rink. Hemmed by miles of woodland, and plentiful lodging options, the city boasts diverse architecture and unlimited opportunities for fun. Travelers can visit the 80-acre Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park, explore the 13th-century Akershus Fortress, or admire the fabulous paintings and sculptures at The National Gallery.
Oslo is also home to the most famous ski jump in the world; Holmenkollbakken. Other famous attractions include the Opera House, the Bygdøy museums, the Astrup Fearnley Museum and the Nobel Peace Center. Visitors can book a cruise on the Oslo fjord, learn history at The Kon-Tiki Museum, and explore the Royal Palace.
The city has an extensive public transport system, featuring a huge bus network and several tramways. Gardermoen Airport (OSL) serves as the main international gateway to Norway. Visitors can travel between the city and the airport by train, car, bus and boat. The city also has a public bike service.
Oslo enjoys a humid continental climate, with the weather being the warmest from late June to early August. During the winter, Oslo becomes a snow-clad paradise. In addition to its beautiful sights, the city is renowned for its cuisine. Once you arrive here, make sure you try popular meat dishes like Svinekoteletter, Kjøttkaker and Pinnekjøtt.