Oslo

Oslo

Oslo is the third largest city in Scandinavia and the largest in Norway. It is the cultural, commercial, scientific and maritime capital of Norway. Oslo is located on the southwest coast of the Scandinavian Peninsula. Oslo is located in the bay, where some beautiful islands stand out, which are home to amazing museums that visitors should not miss. he islands are a favorite among the inhabitants, especially during the summer season. Ferries connect visitors with the beautiful islands where numerous music concerts are performed each year during summer season.

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Map of Oslo

Discover what is nearby, all attractions, sights, museums, islands and festivals in beautiful Oslo.

Tourist map of Oslo

History

History of Oslo
The history of Oslo begins in the Middle Ages; the first urban settlement probably appeared around 1000 AD. Although in "The Saga of the Norwegian Kings", the author Snorre Sturlason, wrote that Oslo was founded by King Harald III Sigurdsson in 1048.

History of Oslo

Sights

Sights in Oslo

On this page visitors can see a complete list of the most famous tourist attractions in Oslo. This is also the fastest way to get to know Oslo and all its sights. Oslo is a Viking city created on the fjords, one of the best and safest places to live today, and this is also a city of numerous cultural sights that testify to the incredible history of this place as well as the people who live there.

Sights in Oslo

Museums

Museums in Oslo

Oslo is a city of culture and it is characterized by numerous museums and galleries that cover various areas of interest. The collections are dedicated mainly to contemporary art, while some put their main focus on the history of Norway, the culture of the first settlements, as well as their customs and living habits. Numerous museums have interactive rooms where visitors can experience, on an authentic boat, the northern expeditions.

Museums in Oslo

Islands

Islands in Oslo

A must-see tourist attraction are the islands of the Oslo Fjord. They are characterized by wonderful nature, beaches, mountain trails, stunning villages, but rich cultural heritage. Prominent islands are Hovedøia, Lindøia, Nakholmen, Bleikøia, Gressholmen and Langøiene. Visitors can reach them by ferry and boats. Exploring the island is an adventure for both children and adults. According to meteorologists, February is the coldest month on the islands when the temperature is around 1 degree Celsius.

Islands in Oslo

Events

Events in Oslo

A city that lives all year round and where tourists come with the aim to attend some of the biggest events in Oslo. In addition to music festivals (all genres of music), there are sports events but also other smaller events. We will single out the most popular ones in the city of Oslo.

Events in Oslo

Shopping

Shopping in Oslo

Shopping in Oslo is an unforgettable experience. This city offers numerous shopping malls, luxury boutiques and amazing local brand shops. Shopping in Oslo is tailored to everyone's budget. What you can't find anywhere in the world, you can find here - shops of Scandinavian designers. Here we will single out some of the best places for shopping.

Shopping in Oslo

Restaurants

Restaurants in Oslo

If you love good food, wine and coffee, you will love Oslo. There are many places in Oslo where excellent food is served in a unique ambience and pleasant atmosphere. In addition to Norwegian cuisine, Oslo also offers a selection of world-famous cuisines. Prices vary from restaurant to restaurant, but you must keep in mind that Oslo is one of the most expensive cities in the world. We have singled out some of the most popular and most visited restaurants.

Restaurants in Oslo

History of Oslo

The history of Oslo begins in the Middle Ages; the first urban settlement probably appeared around 1000 AD. Although in "The Saga of the Norwegian Kings", the author Snorre Sturlason, wrote that Oslo was founded by King Harald III Sigurdsson in 1048. The medieval city of Oslo was located below the Ekeberg hill, on the east side of the Bjørvik estuary. The city was the residence of King Haakon V (1299-1319) who started the construction of what is known today as the fortress of Akershus and this was the first king whose permanent residence was inside of the city. From 1536, Norway was in an alliance with Denmark.

History of Oslo

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Oslo

Oslo is the third largest city in Scandinavia and the largest in Norway. It is the cultural, commercial, scientific and maritime capital of Norway. Oslo is located on the southwest coast of the Scandinavian Peninsula. Oslo is located in the bay, where some beautiful islands stand out, which are home to amazing museums that visitors should not miss. he islands are a favorite among the inhabitants, especially during the summer season. Ferries connect visitors with the beautiful islands where numerous music concerts are performed each year during summer season.

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