Oslo in six stops

Lizzie Frainier puts her best foot fjord in a city bursting with eye-catch­ing ar­chi­tec­ture and top-qual­ity cui­sine

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1 If you’re look­ing to make the most of your money, the back end of April is the best time to visit the Nor­we­gian cap­i­tal. The city’s room rates stay low in early spring and the weather starts to warm up. Be­gin any trip with a walk to the

2 ma­jes­tic Mølla water­fall along the Ak­er­selva river. On the wa­ter­front, spot the opera house with its glass ar­chi­tec­ture de­signed to re­sem­ble a glacier float­ing in the fjords. Step in­side for guided tours of the cos­tume work­shop and tread the boards your­self. Home to The Nor­we­gian Na­tional Bal­let and Opera, book­ing tick­ets to mas­ter­piece

3 Car­men is a must. op­er­aen.no Pjoltergeist should be at the top of your din­ing hit list. A favourite af­ter hours haunt of lo­cal chefs, it serves up deca­dent Asian dishes with a Scandi twist. Down by the harbour, Louise ex­cels in sim­ple seafood dishes like roasted wild hal­ibut and creamy fish soup with cat­fish, sal­mon and mus­sels.

4 pjoltergeis.blogspot.co.uk restau­rant­louise.no Spend an af­ter­noon test­ing out Oslo’s mi­cro­brew­eries and pubs. Try one of the house ales on tap at Grün­er­løkka Bryg­ghus or opt for Sc­houskjelleren where they serve more than 60 va­ri­eties of beer such as the ex­cel­lent

5 Can­non­ball on draft. bryg­ghus.no sc­houskjelleren.no To in­dulge your in­ner his­to­rian, check out Fram Mu­seum where you’ll climb aboard the orig­i­nal boat from Roald Amund­sen’s po­lar ex­pe­di­tions. Over at the open-air Norsk Folke­mu­seum there are more than 140 full-size build­ings re­built from im­por­tant pe­ri­ods in Nor­we­gian

6 his­tory. fram­mu­seum.no norsk­folke­mu­seum.no Lay your head down at The Thief for quirky, bold de­sign and floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows.

Your room key gets you free en­try to nearby Astrup Fearn­ley Mu­seum but keep your eyes peeled for the orig­i­nal art in your room by the likes of Andy Warhol and Peter Blake. thethief.com af­museet.no

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