Top destinations Get better acquainted with the Oslo region! The counties surrounding the Norwegian capital offer numerous options for daytrips or overnight stays. Sjøbu på Papperhavn, HvalerPhoto: Sten Helberg Østfold The county of Østfold lies right where the strait of Skagerak turns into the Oslo fjord, and is often referred to as "the gateway to Norway”. Kystvandring i VestfoldPhoto: Anja E. A. Basma Vestfold Vestfold is a county rich in history, with several monuments and museums that tell exciting stories of its past. It is also a great place to enjoy the outdoors. Kistefos-MuseetPhoto: Kistefos-Museet Gjøvik region, Hadeland and Ringerike The regions of Gjøvik, Hadeland and Ringerike are defined by lush inland landscapes, cultivated for centuries and perfect for nature retreats. Lillehammer Art MuseumPhoto: Hilde Fauskerud Lillehammer and Gudbrandsdalen The valley of Gudbrandsdalen runs through beautiful hills and mighty mountainscapes. At the start of the valley lies the enticing town of Lillehammer. Domkirkeodden, HamarPhoto: Anno Museum Hedmark The county of Hedmark welcomes you with picturesque farmlands and deep forests where the elks reign. Cultural highlights include intriguing remnants from medieval times, and the birth place of Edvard Munch. Eidsvoll 1814 ny bygningPhoto: Eidsvoll 1814 Akershus The county that surrounds Norway’s capital boasts several great cultural heritage sites, ranging from displays of old crafts to the home of the Norwegian Constitution. Sørenga seawater poolPhoto: Tord Baklund/VisitOSLO Oslo Oslo is the fastest growing capital in all of Europe, with amazing changes going on in everything from local cuisine to architecture.