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Oslo one of Lonely Planet's Top Ten Cities 2018

2018 will be a good year for Oslo as the city keeps accumulating awards and prices.

Due a strict set of self-imposed etiquette rules called Janteloven, showing off, boasting or even discussing one’s accomplishments is severely frowned upon in Scandinavia. However, just this time, VisitOSLO would like to make en exception and cannot help but erupt in joy and celebration!

According to a United Nations report from 2013, there are 4037 cities over 100 000 inhabitants in the world but more importantly, according to the Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel guide, Oslo has been ranked one of the top 10 cities in the world to visit in 2018!

While there were different reasons Oslo was given the great honour of featuring in the ranking, Lonely Planet insisted on the variety of celebrations and events set to take place in 2018, such as the King and Queen’s 50th wedding anniversary or the 10 years of the Opera House which will be celebrated with a series of concerts and performances. The concept which tipped the scales in Oslo’s favour was the city’s ability to “reinvent itself” through architecture, art and culture, food and drink and entertainment.

In addition to this amazing surprise, Oslo has been named by Condé Nast Traveller Europe’s 8th Most welcoming city, something we are also very proud of. Whoever said Oslovians were cold and distant people has finally been proven wrong. After all, does it not makes sense that living in the capital of the "world’s happiest country" should put the locals in a good mood?