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Oslo Travel Guide, Norway

Norway, for centuries being known as the “land of the Midnight Sun”, is a kingdom located in the west of the Scandinavian Peninsula with Oslo as its capital city. Oslo is not only its capital but also the largest city in the kingdom of Norway. This beautiful and historic city of Oslo is also a county as well as a municipality being the third largest city in Scandinavia after Stockholm and Copenhagen. Besides this, Oslo counts for being the third largest metropolitan region in the kingdom after Stockholm and Copenhagen.   

The exceptionally beautiful city of Oslo is located at the bottom of a huge forest, among the hills and pine woods rising like an amphitheatre and giving the place a lovely natural splendor.  This city has an enthralling Viking past while being a progressive and modern city with the most exciting and vibrant nightlife, bars, restaurants and cafes; all at once.

The seaport has been built upon the River Aker on the top of Oslo Fjord that is open during the winters because of the ice breakers.

Travel attractions

For one, if you are traveling here for the first time, you are most certain to be trapped within the charms of this place. Oslo is renowned for its beautiful architecture and has to its fold wonderful monuments such as Akershus Castle and a great Viking museum. Besides these, the wonderland city will have you enchanted with Oslo Cathedral located in the central market square which is also known for being the finest examples of the 17th century style of church architecture.

 If you begin to explore the city then you are sure to be delighted by wonderful sights such as of the National Gallery including the lovely paintings of Edvard Munch and just there you have a beautiful palace and a fort overlooking the fjord and the harbor. For another great monumental structure, the Royal Palace makes for a real treat and you can have a good time looking at the exhumed Viking ships.     

Natural beauty

Oslo is a land of natural wonders with beautiful and calm natural environs, stunning parks and awe-inspiring beaches. If you have been looking forward to a calm, relaxing and peaceful long trip then coming to this wonderland city would be an ideal choice. Either you want a fun filled holiday, an exquisite romantic leap or a family trip; the city of Oslo has all of it to offer and a lot more as well. You can just take the pleasure of lying down on any of the splendid beaches in Oslo and take the delight of the serenity and comfort of this place.   

Favorable climate

As for the climate, it is usually endurable and also livable and you can drop here any time, all year round. Summers are as delightful and charming as winters so if you are a nature lover then you are most certain to be captivated by the natural beauty and vigor of this fast and modern city. The snow is heart wrecking and extremely beautiful and the flower grounds are as enchanting as they could be. There is no doubt in the fact that among all the other beautiful cities of the world, Oslo stands unique and once you are here, you are bound to realize that the city just feels like a slice of heaven.

The city has a large number of visitors throughout the year and with its great welcoming gestures, Oslo is among the top travel destinations across the world. You would have a lot more to discover along with wonders such as a contemporary life, historical sites, views of the magnificent midnight sun and lovely natural attractions, all at the same time.  

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  • RennyBAOslo Attractions
    review by RennyBA posted more then 30 days ago
    There are some attractions you visit at Oslo Blog Gathering 2010: Oslo Opera House recreational culture for the people and The Norwegian Viking Ships. There are moany other things toread about or to see, these are only my personal favorites. Kids will surely love the Viking ships, but it's also...
  • RennyBAAll you have to know about Oslo
    review by RennyBA posted more then 30 days ago
    My Terella is a travel blog about Norway and the Nordic countries; the significant four seasons, our culture, traditions and habits and everything else. So if there is anything you didn't know about the wonderful Scandinavian countries just look me up. You can also ask questions, I will be glad...
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    travel tip by zangazanga posted more then 30 days ago
    It is something I have never seen before. This is a unique thing and it's just amazing. It's the dreams of my childhood coming true! The problem is that it is only opened on Sundays. :( The museum has everything related to the history...
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