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City breaks continue to rise in popularity, and tourists are starting to think outside the box when making a decision of where to visit next. Oslo is a wonderful city to visit for a weekend, there is an enormous amount to see and do, and it is very accessible from the UK.

Walking

Oslo is scenically located with views of a wonderful ‘fjord’ - with a wonderful waterside setting where you can stroll in peace for hours.

Beginning towards the east of the city by the famous Opera House, follow the path to the Aker Bygge in the west. You will be treated to some stunning views whatever time of year you choose to visit, and in the summer you will find the atmosphere very lively as crowds congregate to enjoy the sunshine.

Museums

The best way to see all the many museums and galleries in the city is to purchase an ‘Oslo Pass’ - which will get you into most of the best cultural attractions in Oslo. If the weather is a bit misty, you will find that you can happily while away a couple of hours getting yourself up to speed on Norwegian art - the most famous example of which is surely Edward Munch’s The Scream.

The Opera House

The Oslo Opera House is a true masterpiece of architecture. It sits centrally next to the railway station, overlooking the water and is a truly stunning sight. It looks a bit like a huge iceberg, and even if you are not lucky enough to have opera tickets it is still well worth a visit for its superb restaurant and the views stretching right across the city from its elevated position.

Outside the City

Holmenkollen, just outside the city limits in gorgeous natural surroundings, is best known for its fantastic Ski Jump. There are lots of well-marked walks in the pretty forest that surrounds it - and it is not surprising that many Oslo dwellers flock here for a break from the rigours of city life. Nature is a central tenant of the Norwegian lifestyle, and this goes some way to explain the popularity of this beautiful place.

Oslo Harbour

Don’t miss the opportunity to take a ferry from Oslo harbour for a scenic cruise around the fjord. This is an ideal opportunity to see this unique city form a whole new perspective. Oslo is indelibly connected with the water which surrounds it, and there is no better way to appreciate this than from a boat.

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