Oslo (population: 648,000) is where your real journey starts. Ragnar Lothbrok (The Vikings anyone?) might be a fictional character, but these mysterious people of the north certainly weren’t. And Oslo is perhaps the best place to understand their true culture and ideologies. ‘A tale is only half told when there is a single person telling it’. A famous Norse saying that is so true for Oslo. So unless you see it for yourself, you really won’t believe how exotic, sultry and beautiful the city really is!
History, Nature and Culture – Everything You Could Possibly Desire
Walking is the best way of exploring Oslo. Start your adventures at the Royal Palace, known for its domed cathedral and its beautiful stained glass. Proceed to the National Gallery, famous for a magnificent collection of mulches created by Edvard Munch. Spend your afternoons at the Frogner Park, an open-air sculpture wonderland that lets you pose with all kinds of statues for the most hilarious Instagram pics. Explore the Bygdøy neighborhood and its museums (Fram and Kon-Tiki). And if you’re still wondering where to check out all those Viking goodies, head over to the Viking Ship Museum, the star attraction of the city. Even Mother Nature saved some of her best for Oslo. No wonder things like hiking, boating, skiing and cycling are so popular here. The locals further claim that their cafes serve the best brew in Europe. Perhaps Prague or Vienna might have something to say about that?
Getting Around Oslo
Oslo has a convenient public transportation system that includes taxis, buses, local trains, ferries, subways and trams. It is also possible to walk or bike around short distances.