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WHAT TO SEE AND DO

Oslo is great to see on foot, and don’t be con­fused by the term ‘ gate’ – it just means road. Start at the Tourist In­for­ma­tion Of­fice by Cen­tral Sta­tion to get lit­er­a­ture and check sea­sonal open­ing times. From there, it’s a short walk to the stun­ning

which you can walk not only around but over. Soon, it will be joined by a new

(home to Ed­vard Munch’s ‘The Scream’) and the with its con­stantly chang­ing ex­hi­bi­tions – check to see what’s open and what is on dis­play. This point of the city also gives a great view of the sur­round­ing fjord and also the house­boats where you can have a sauna and jump into the brisk wa­ter – very Scan­di­na­vian.

Stroll the water­front and visit the very mov­ing with a per­ma­nent ex­hi­bi­tion of all the win­ners of this pres­ti­gious prize. You can learn the sto­ries be­hind the win­ners, and there are chang­ing ex­hi­bi­tions, too. It’s well worth devot­ing an hour or two. The awards cer­e­mony is held at the spec­tac­u­lar City

Nor­we­gian Opera House Na­tional Mu­seum Munch Mu­seum No­bel Peace Cen­ter

lo­cated opposite the Cen­ter. City Hall also has free guided tours dur­ing the sum­mer – a great op­por­tu­nity to marvel at the amaz­ing friezes dec­o­rat­ing the walls. For con­tem­po­rary art and cut­tingedge ar­chi­tec­ture visit the

and be sure to visit the out­side sculp­tures, too.

Back to­wards the city cen­tre, try to see a show in the pres­ti­gious

dat­ing from 1899. It is Nor­way’s main arena for stage artists, theatre pro­duc­tions, large cel­e­bra­tions and such events as the which aims to high­light the im­por­tance of women’s roles in the field of gas­tron­omy. From there you can walk around the

(or tour in sum­mer), opened in 1849 and set within the beau­ti­ful Palace park, com­plete with sculp­tures and pic­ture-per­fect ponds.

Pop­u­lar for self­ies is Oslo’s most-vis­ited at­trac­tion, al­ways open with 212 bronze and gran­ite stat­ues of men, women and chil­dren, do­nated to the city by the artist Gus­tav Vige­land

En­joy the fjord by tak­ing a pub­lic ferry

Hall Fearn­ley Mu­seum, Theatre, Palace Na­tional Parabere Fo­rum, Vige­land Park, Astrup Royal

to Bygdøy to visit the as­ton­ish­ing

where you can see and learn about the world’s best pre­served Vik­ing ship.

Ship Mu­seum, DAY TRIPS Vik­ing

Food lovers will want to spare some time for one of the unique ex­pe­ri­ences of­fered all year by The

ex­pe­ri­ence takes you 45 min­utes out of Oslo to a small fam­i­lyrun or­ganic farm where you can par­tic­i­pate in milk­ing the 13 happy cows, learn about mak­ing fresh nyr cheese (a soft, acidic fresh cheese made on the farm) and try the pro­duce be­fore re­turn­ing to Oslo for a de­gus­ta­tion din­ner us­ing the Grøn­dalen pro­duce and other lo­cal in­gre­di­ents. Within Oslo, the

Up Nor­way. At Grøn­dalen Farm Farm To Ta­ble From Glass to Grass: Ur­ban Green Oslo

ex­plores the rapidly chang­ing city sub­urbs be­fore head­ing to ur­ban farm for a pic­nic lunch.

Losæter bake­house

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