Oslo is the fastest growing capital in all of Europe, with amazing changes going on in everything from local cuisine to architecture. Come take part in the excitement, and you’ll also discover a city surprisingly rich in culture – and close to nature.
Capital on the rise
Oslo has undergone amazing changes over the last decade. New neighbourhoods and landmarks of modern architecture have reshaped the face of the city, and old container docks are turning into fjord-side housing areas and walking promenades. Go for a stroll and enjoy the feel of a city on the rise!
Small revolutions in food, coffee and craft beers have put Oslo on the world’s culinary radar. Local ingredients and food traditions, which before were of little interest to anyone, are now cultivated into a three-star Michelin meals at the Oslo restaurant Maaemo. You’ll also find numerous other great eateries with refreshing takes on cuisines from all over the globe.
Your favourite spot for culture
It is still not widely known, but Oslo has one the most vibrant culture scenes in all of Europe. Concerts and music festivals are particularly plentiful, and great happenings in contemporary dance, clubbing, opera and theatre also make Oslo an excellent choice for a cultural city break.
Oslo’s main art attractions include the Munch Museum, which owns more than half of Edvard Munch’s paintings. The city is also has a strong tradition for outdoor art, which runs from the monumental Vigeland sculpture arrangement to the recently founded Ekeberg sculpture park.
Where nature remains close
Nature is always close in Oslo. Large and accessible forest areas surround the city, and the Oslo fjord has a strong presence in the city centre. For an active twist on your stay, hit the forests and climb the trees in Oslo Summer Park, or go island hopping by public ferry.
Speaking about affinity to nature - with a growing number of eco-certified hotels, restaurants and attractions, Oslo has a lot to offer green travellers. Public transportation is convenient and accessible throughout the city. You may even enjoy green sightseeing in your own tempo – rent a city bike and start your Oslo adventure!