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Tucked quietly in the heart of Norway lies Oslo in her ever so unbend grace. Rested at an elevation of 23 m while covering an area of 454 km² this city is big, wide, and filled with joy and endless surprises. Take a stroll around the city and you will be greeted by profuse greenery and jaw-dropping skylines. The aesthetic of every corner is a muse in itself. The layout of the city is well-planned and neat giving it a sharp yet intimate feel. The diversity of rich green under your feet, the blue of the sky and concrete jungle around make Oslo a special visual treat. Another interesting fact is that it is one of the five most expensive cities in the world to live in.

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Oslo is known for its rich nautical history which includes the Vikings. The city has managed to preserve its intense and flamboyant heritage and culture since then. You will find the Viking ship museum which has ships from the 9th century. The deep-rooted Scandinavian values merge perfectly with the city’s contemporary views. The city has also witnessed a romantic nationalist movement in the fourteenth century which is still very evident in its art and culture. It holds a plethora of lively music and entertainment festivals throughout the year like Oslo Jazz Festival, International Church Music Festival, and Chamber Music Festival. The city is also big on food. It is famous for its exotic seafood.  You ought to try the scrumptious delicacies offered in its fine dining and chic cutesy cafes. Hit Fiskerit Youngstorget to try the ever so amazing smoked salmon or go with the epic mouth-watering Norwegian hot dogs.

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The city happens to the capital of Norway. It is visited by thousands of people annually. Keeping that in mind, Oslo is saturated with various opportunities which allow you to have fun. Indulge in the beauty of the city while exploring the glorious hallways of hundred-year-old museums. Norway’s Resistance Museum, The Fram Museum, and Labour Museum are among its famous ones. The metropolis never lets you forget how sophisticated it is so you must not forget to check out the majestic Frogner Park. The warm atmosphere, jolly people, and amazing facilities of Oslo will leave you in absolute awe.  

 

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Norwegian National Gallery

reeking art and aesthetic lays this glorious gallery in the heart of the city. The gallery has everything. From Renaissance and Baroque pieces to modern paintings, it is a deep pool of thriving art and its musings. The famous Norwegian National Gallery is one of the city’s main highlights. One of the main reasons why people visit the place is to see the iconic Edvard Munch’s The Scream. You must visit the museum when in Oslo.

Oslo Opera House

standing still on the harbour being the humble abode to Norwegian National Opera & Ballet is the ever so enchanting Oslo Opera House. It is big, splendid and captivating in all its majestic grandeur. The warm is a beautiful contrast of warm and cold with oak interiors and ice-cold exterior made up of glass and stone. The beautiful wall panel by Olafur Eliasson and the stunning stainless steel sculpture by Monica Bonvicini will make your heart leap in excitement.

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Norwegian Folk Museum

The open-air museum is absolutely stunning because not only does it represent the magnificent 160 historic buildings but also the amazing green terrain of Oslo. The wide area with the crisp blue sky above makes the place even more interesting. It is the perfect place to spend some quality time with your beau. The place has an exorbitant collection that shows the city’s culture and beauty. A must visit whenever in the city.

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Aker Brygge

is a hip, trendy, and stylish waterside development for you to shop till you drop and enjoy the delicacies of some fine restaurants and cafes. People usually visit this place to relax and chill with their friends and family. Aker Brygge has been a vital part of the city for up to 150 years now. You should visit the place, especially during the summers. Highly recommended!

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Frogner Park

blessed with a total of 212 bronze and granite sculptures from Iddefjord, this beautiful park is one of the highlights of the city. The ever so famous Angry Boy which is a 100m long ensemble known as The Bridge. There also lies the Monolith at an elevation of 14.12m and is composed of a total of 121 human figures. The installations and the fountains in the park make the atmosphere of the place warm and beautiful

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Akershus Fortress

Built in the 13th century, this fortress has witnessed several seasons and weathers and has stood tall ever since. The glorious place was a prison in the 18th and 19th century, inmates included the infamous criminal and memoir-writer Gjest Baardsen. The fort is always open for visitors and you can get some amazing trips with guides across it. So plan a beautiful day with your family in the warm embrace of Akershus Fortress.

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Bygdøy

This peninsula is situated on the western side of Oslo and belongs to the borough of Frogner. Dating back to the year 1948, when the place was a part of Aker Municipality, it became a part of Oslo in the year 1948. If you want to indulge into the pure luxury that Norway has to offer, make sure to book a ticket to Bygdøy and explore the wealthy architecture and culture that thrives at the place.

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Ekeberg

If you are visiting Oslo but missing out on Ekeberg, you better have a good reason for it. This neighbourhood in the city of Oslo hosts the Norway Cup Soccer Tournament every summer. If you’re an art fan, you must be already knowing about this place, the renowned painting ‘The scream’ by Edvard Münch is a part of Ekeberg, painted from Utsikten.

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Lillehammer

This ski resort town is situated in the southern part of Norway and attracts a lot of tourists every year due to the adrenaline kicking adventurous skiing game and Maihaugen the open air museum which features the architectural pride from the 1200s to the contemporary architecture. Lysgårdsbakkene is the ski jumping arena which encompasses the chairlift with views over the lush green park. The place is ideally known for the winter sports event, so if you are a fan of skiing, make sure to include Lillehammer in your itinerary.

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Holmenkollen

The hill that you see on the north western side of Oslo is Holmenkollen, driving for 20-30 minutes from the heart of Oslo would lead you to this beautiful place, the top of the hill would bless the visitors with the most panoramic views of all time. The opening of Holmenkollen is regarded to be the opening of Nordmarka. If you want to go hiking, Frognerseteren and Tryvann are two of the most visited places for summer and winter trips.

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Bergen

On the southwestern coast of the country, sits this beautiful city which is wrapped amidst the beautiful arms of tall mountains and fjords which even includes Sognefjord, one of the longest and deepest in Norway. While strolling through the cobblestone streets, you can notice colourful wooden houses on the ancient wharf. Make sure to witness the Fløibanen Funicular which hikes up till the Fløyen mountains for hiking trails and alluring view of the panoramic city. If you’re an art lover and do not want to miss out on the Edvard Grieg House, which was once considered to be the home to the renowned composer, buy a ticket and visit the place for seamless experience.

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Trondheim

In comparison to its flashier siblings like Oslo, Bergen and Stavanger, Trondheim is the one which has recently started gaining a lot of popularity amongst the travellers due to the fact that it is considered to be a home of Nordic flavours. Situated right in the heart of the country, on the Trondheim Fjord, the city simply offers a lot of places to be explored by the visitors. Highlights of the city include Ringve Museum, Gothic Nidaros Cathedral, Archbishop’s Palace Museum and Kristiansten fortress.

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Vestfold

If you want to travel back in time, we highly advise you to include this mesmerising city in your list without any second thought. If you wish to do simply nothing and enjoy some time alone, you’re at the right place, from sunbathing on the comfy islets to going for a dive in the tiny beach coves, in Vestfold, you just sail where the wind commands you to. So fellas, pack your bags and leave for an ecstatic trip right away.

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Jessheim

40 kms in the northern direction from Oslo lies this town Jessheim which is considered to be a very underrated place while talking about being on the top of the itinerary of visitors. The city centre is filled with vibrant shops and eateries for the locals as well as the tourists to meet and eat with their loved ones.

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