Oslo

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Northern delight

Oslo (or Christiania as it used to be known) is shiny, happy, relaxed and liberal, a city that boasts a rare display of cultural gems; a bounty of fjords, lakes and forests within minutes of the city center; and an exciting nightlife. Oslo is a European architecture and design hotspot, a romantic city as well, with a heart that still beats with Viking pride. Don’t forget your camera – Oslo’s new-age buildings and the Vigeland Park shine spectacularly at dusk. If you are a foodie, you will never forget Oslo’s finest chocolatiers, and its restaurants.

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Top Highlights in Oslo

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Aker brygge
Attraction
4.8
The pier to be: favored by locals and tourists.
Oslo city center
Attraction
4.6
Lively and fun
Den Norske Opera & Ballet
Entertainment
5.0
New home of the opera and ballet troupes
The Castle
Attraction
4.6
An important symbol of Norway's independence
Grand Cafe
Restaurant
4.0
A part of the Norwegian experience
Holmenkollen Ski Jump
Attraction
5.0
Oslo's most visited tourist attraction
Kon-Tiki Museum
Museum
4.7
World-famous balsa log raft
Munch Museet (Edvard Munch Museum)
Museum
4.7
Works from the famous Scndinavian painter
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Neighborhoods in Oslo

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Bislett

For sports fans
Bislett
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The area around Bislett, Norway’s most famous stadium, is more popular among the wealthy, mainly for its strategic location, about 2 km from Old Town district of St. Hans Haugen. There are many popular bars here, which get crowded when the stadium houses sporting events. After the game, relax in the St. Hanshaugen Park. Not far from the stadium, the Gamle Aker kirke, built over an old silver mine, is an important historic landmark.

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Bygdøy

The museums district
Bygdøy
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Bygdøy is one of the most scenic landscapes in Oslo, with a rich cultural legacy and history. You’ll find here some of the best museums in Norway, including the Kon-Tiki Museum, with vessels and maps from the Kon-Tiki expedition; the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History; the Norwegian Maritime Museum and the ship Fram; and the Viking Ship Museum. Oslo’s best beaches are on the peninsula as well, including a popular nudist beach. Another attractions is the Oscarshall castle.

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Frogner

The elegant park district, with Vigeland masterpieces
Frogner Park
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Frogner was named after Frogner Manor, a splendid estate in the Frogner Park that houses the Oslo City Museum. The park is one of the main tourist attractions in Oslo, as home of the world famous Vigeland Sculpture Park, with 212 sculptures all designed by Gustav Vigeland. In the same borough you’ll find the Uranienborg Church and a number of embassies down south. The most expensive residential area in the city, Frogner is home to many popular bars, lounges, and upscale fashion boutiques.

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Grünerløkka

Young and trendy, café central
 Grünerløkka
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Formerly a working class district, Grünerløkka is today popular with the young, as it’s dotted with small cafés, pubs, small fashion and designer shops, as well as chic parks. Locals come here to find bargains and unique items, and maybe take a walk in Sofienbergparken and Kuba. Oslo’s bohemian neighborhood has a flourishing nightlife as well, with a mix of people. Attractions in the area also include the Munch Museum, Sofienberg church, and the University Botanical Garden at Tøyen.

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Majorstuen

Oslo's trendy shopping district
Majorstuen
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Majorstuen (Majorstua) is Oslo’s transportation hub, and a trendy shopping area as well. Bogstadveien is one of the most popular shopping streets in Oslo, ideal for fashion shopping, with boutiques lining up along the street all the way to Slottsparken. The area is also known for its budget dining options, as well as lively pubs and cafés.

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Sentrum

The heart of Oslo, a tourist hub
Sentrum
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The Sentrum is the heart of the city, a historic district that attracts tourists with such landmarks as the Akershus Festning; Royal Palace; Opera House; as well as important museums such as the National Gallery; the Nobel Peace Center inside the former Oslo Vestbanestasjon; and the Henrik Ibsen Museum. You can also relax in Oslo’s central park Slottsparken, or enjoy shopping on Karl Johans Gate.

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