Oslo – Nobel Peace Prize city was founded in 1000 and celebrated the millennium in 2000. It takes at least three days to explore the city, which has several parks, churches, museums and beautiful places such as:

 

  • Norwegian Folk Museum (Norsk Folkemuseum): A large open air museum with buildings from different periods of the history of Norway.
  • Akershus Castle: A medieval castle built in 1299, located near downtown. Stone walls create an exciting atmosphere and you are free to wander the corridors. There are two museums on the history of the Norwegian military.
  • Norwegian Parliament (Stortinget): Is located on the Main Street, Karl Johans gate, in downtown and has free guided tours.
  • Vichinge Boat Museum (Vikingskiphus): Besides the two vichinge boats older than 900 years, the museum contains other artifacts and a Viking funeral room with ancient skeletons.
  • Holmenkollen: A ski hill located on the west side of town. It was opened in 1892, but since then it has been rebuilt several times. You can climb to the top jump, where you have a panoramic view. Here existst the oldest ski museum in the world, opened in 1923.
  • Vigeland Sculpture Park: A large green area is located 10 minutes by subway from the center orasului. Besides being a wonderful recreation area, the park is decorated with hundreds of sculptures by Norwegian artist Gustav Vigeland. The atmosphere is relaxed and if the children want to climb on the statues, nobody will make any observations.
  • Kon-Tik Museum: Thor Heyerdahl’s raft museum displays and other artifacts from Easter Island.
  • Munch Museum: It is a venue to be seen if you like famous works of Norwegian painter Edward Munch.
  • National Gallery (Nasjonalgalleriet): Here are some of the romantic Norwegian national art of the period and several works by international artists. The admission is free.
  • Bygdoy Peninsula: Here you will find two groups of museums, located at a short distance apart. The first group contains the folklore museum and museum of Viking boats, and the second group includes the Norwegian Maritime Museum, Kon-Tiki Museum and Fram Museum.

 

If you arrive in Oslo in the summer, take a ferry and wander among the islands of the Oslo Fjord. With a regular public transport ticket or Oslo Pass you can travel by ferry between Vippetangen, Hovedoya, Lindoya, Nakholmen, Bleikoya, Gressholmen and Langoyene. The islands are popular places for swimming in summer, but each island has a unique character, history and worth visiting. You can do what people usually do in Oslo: Enjoy the tranquility of a picnic just above some minutes from downtown.

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