Oslo tourist information.
Between the Oslofjord and the forests lies Norway’s capital and largest city, with its vibrant social scene and special combination of nature experiences and city life. Oslo is one of Europe’s fastest-growing cities, with a population approaching 700,000 and new neighborhoods with eye-catching architecture. The largest city in Norway is quickly transforming into a cosmopolitan hub with an abundance of world-class museums, restaurants and art, but still maintains the relaxed atmosphere of a much smaller town.
A truly Nordic city
The country’s largest cultural institutions, which include the Norwegian Opera & Ballet, the National Theatre and the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, present first-rate art exhibitions and opera, ballet and theatre performances. There’s also the Viking Ship Museum, where visitors can learn all about how one of the world’s most mythologised civilisation lived, while the Holmenkollen Ski Jump and Museum provides an exciting look at the way skiing has influences Norwegian life.
Outdoor activities like kayaking, skiing, hiking and cycling are just as popular within the capital as they are in the countryside, and the stylish simplicity of modern Norwegian art and architecture also seem to mirror this love of an uncluttered way of life. Oslo offers miles and miles of cross-country ski trails in winter, or maybe you would like to test your ice-skating or downhill skiing skills. If that is not enough action, try speeding down the 2-kilometer toboggan run Korketrekkeren.