Oslo is a pulsating city with much to offer to us, oslo is the combination of the pulsating city life and the nature just outside the city is what makes Oslo so unique.
I start in here… with 1000 year old history, become the oldest the Nordic capitals. Oslo, is hangout the city, surrounded by island and forested hills, one of Norway’s most beautiful fjords. Everyone said about fjords, i just thingking what is fjord…. now i knew what was fjord is a narrow inlet of the sea between cliffs or step slopes, which results from marine inundation of a glaciated valley. I had read, that there are over 40 island in the Oslo fjord.
Oslo is well known for its beauty during the summer. Situated in the middle of a 100-km long fjord, the city has a cold and stable inland climate during the winter season, which leads to beautiful months from October to March too. This presents many possibilities for outdoor activities in the mountains and forests in the outskirt of oslo.
But the city has a lot to offer during the summer season also in terms of museums, theatres, concerts, and guided tours, or if you just want to go shopping or sit in one of many cafés.
From the cafés to the outdoor life in the center—it takes you just 20 minutes with the streetcar out to the ski hills and ski tracks. What other city can offer the same?
Place to Visit
Oslo’s parade street, Karl Johans gate, is situated from the Royal Castle to the Railway Station. On the way, you pass the National Theatre, the Old University Building, and the Parliament Building. Walking along Karl Johan, you will find a wide selection of bars and restaurants. If you want to go shopping, two big shopping centers at the end of the street, Oslo City and Byporten, offer a wide selection of shops.
At Aker Brygge, formerly a shipyard area, you can also find a large diversity of shops, restaurants, bars, and cinemas. Situated towards the fjord, the view is great. You can either sit in a restaurant and eat a superb fish meal, or you can just sit outside on a bench and look at all the expensive yachts or sailing boats along the wharf.
If you prefer purchasing in more exclusive shops, Oslo’s number one fashion street is Bogstadveien, located at Majorstua, one of the more prosperous parts of Oslo.
Grünerløkka and Grønland are areas of Oslo that are highly populated by students and foreigners, and here you can find trendy outdoor life and a great diversity of cafés and bars. For jazz lovers, the jazz club Blue on Grünerløkka is a highly recommended place.
If you are a “blues-man”, the blues club Muddy Waters offers a wide selection of blues music, from local blues bands to international artists. At the rock stage Rockefeller, you can listen to all kinds of rock bands almost every night.
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the world’s most acknowledged symphony orchestras, gives concerts every week, either Thursdays or Fridays, in Oslo Concert Hall.
If you get hungry after all the sightseeing, and would like to eat traditional, Norwegian food, the restaurants House of Norway or Kaffistova are recommended. If you would like to sleep in a hotel with a distinctive Norwegian stamp, Bondeheimen Hotel is a good choice. Situated just 100 meters from Karl Johan, it is popular among tourists.
Peggy Schlytter in Oslo Promotion
If you have time, spend it by seeing more than just the traditional sights. Eat at some of the many fine restaurants. Mingle with the local people. Hopefully you will see that Oslo has a lot to offer