A warm welcome to ... Europe's Clitoris?


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Oslo - Europe's Clitoris


It's not so much that it’s hard to find, as that people have no idea what to do once they get there.

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We can't take credit for this slogan. Inspired by a Vilnius tourist campaign, talk-show host John Oliver recently pitched this creative marketing idea for Oslo on his show Last Week Tonight. Thanks, John! We're always excited to get free campaign ideas. Watch the segment here: 

 





If you, like John Oliver, have no idea what to do once you get here, allow us to give you a few pointers:



OK, we'll guide you through it:


Find inspiration in the Monolith

Vigeland Sculpture Park: The Monolith
Vigeland Sculpture Park: The Monolith
Photo: Frank Eivind Rundholt


With its 669 inches of rock-hard granite, the Monolith is a landmark of the Vigeland Sculpture Park. Erected in 1928, the pole shows 121 human figures. 3 men spent 14 years carving it out, before it was finally unveiled in 1944. 

If you can tear yourself away from the imposing Monolith, you'll notice the park is full of naked people. Bronze and granite people, that is. You may also find the sculptures of Ekebergparken inspirational, but consider yourself warned: our sculpture parks are not for the prude! 


Admire the gentle curves of the Holmenkollen Ski Jump 

Holmenkollen Ski Jump
Holmenkollen Ski Jump
Photo: VisitOSLO/Thomas Johannessen


Designed by JDS Architects, the Holmenkollen Ski Jump is a classic beauty in modern attire. With her 1000 tonnes of steel her impact should not be underestimated. If merely looking at her doesn't get your blood pumping, try zip-lining down from the ski jump tower


Get hot and steamy in a fjordside sauna 

One of Oslo's sauna rafts by the Opera House
One of Oslo's sauna rafts by the Opera House
Photo: VisitOSLO


After a couple of outdoor sights, it's sauna time! The sauna tradition is all about being together. Relaxing together. Sweating together. Oslo boasts several fjordside saunas, the largest of which holds 100 people and almost 180° Fahrenheit. If it gets too hot and steamy for you; cool down with a dip in the Oslo Fjord! 


Stimulate your senses 

'Løyrom' tartelettes at Restaurant Kontrast
'Løyrom' tartelettes at Restaurant Kontrast
Photo: Anders Husa


Time to give your taste buds some TLC! Oslo's gourmet restaurants serve delicious treats based on local ingredients. Explore the taste and texture of every bite, giving your tongue something to remember from Oslo. 

For a night cap, we suggest you stop by Himkok, named one of the best bars in the world! Well inside this intimate speakeasy, the sight of the impeccably-dressed barkeepers creating tantalizing cocktails will make your mouth water. We guarantee you will enjoy every divine sip!


Head to Korketrekkeren for some good vibrations

Sledding in Korketrekkeren
Sledding in Korketrekkeren
Photo: VisitOSLO/Didrick Stenersen


Are you up for a thrilling ride down the 2-kilometer Korketrekkeren sledding run? Catch a subway up to Frognerseteren, rent a sled and let yourself go. If you're not here during sledding season, maybe a RIB ride could quench your thirst for action?  


The grand finale 

After a bumpy ride down the hill or on the fjord, just take a breath and get ready for the climax of your visit ...

The Scream! 

Munch's The Scream at the National Gallery
Munch's The Scream at the National Gallery
Photo: VisitOSLO/Didrick Stenersen


You know this painting, right? We'll use what's left our our voice to give a shoutout to the brilliant Edvard Munch. He actually painted several versions of The Scream, but only one is on display in Oslo at the moment, at the National Gallery. For a greater selection of Munch's works, do check out the Munch Museum



See, it's really not that complicated! Enjoy!