Would you like to take a journey with me to my personal winter wonderland? Come with me to Oslo, Norway, and read about one of my favorite cities. The city is a fascinating place, also in the winter time, and it has its own magic when covered in snow.
Norway’s capital has almost 650.000 inhabitants and I visited the university there some years ago. It is a city surrounded by beautiful nature and powerful ocean – an unbeatable combination. As a crone of the city, the royal castle is situated on top of the hill at the end of the famous shopping street, Karl Johans gate. At the other end of the street, the Main Station is situated and the symbol of the city, the tiger (Oslo is also called “The Tiger City”).
PHOTO TOUR: with these pictures, I would like to show you what you can easily see and visit in the city center – all walkable and free of cost.
There is a lot more to Oslo then this, like for example a number of museums and galleries worth visiting, the sculpture park “Vigelandsparken” (which I love), the famous sport venue “Holmenkollen“, the amusement park “Tusenfryd“, the Nobel Peace Center…..I could go on and on. Visit the homepage of Visit Oslo for more information and tips on what to see and do in the city.
Getting to Oslo from around the world:
The main airport is Oslo Gardermoen Airport, situated only 19 min. from the city center. The airport has good connections to airports all over the world, and the airfares are, with some luck, often not as high as one might expect.
The prices in Norway:
Yes, the prices for food and clothes etc. are high in Norway. It is one of the most expensive countries in Europe for visitors. Search for hotels and restaurants a little outside of the main tourist area, and the prices will be ok. But don`t be shocked – it is expensive, but worth every cent!
Dare to make your dreams come true – the journey starts with a single step!