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Outstanding breaks in extraordinary Oslo

Lose yourself in the hidden treasures of this cosmopolitan, Scandinavian capital. Savour Oslo’s charming character, as well as the breath-taking blend of skyscrapers meets sensational landscape. Whether you’re looking for a cultural city break or a holiday exploring the outdoors – Oslo has it all.

Discover the capital of Norway, a thriving year-round destination. In the summertime, stroll along the streets of Oslo and down to the Oslofjord. Book flights to Oslo and visit the beautifully designed Astrup Fearnley Museum, bursting with intriguing exhibitions and curious collections. Pick up a delicious coffee from one of Oslo’s cafes (the capital is renowned for its coffee) and meander through Ekebergparken and find your way to Ekeberg Stairs and viewpoint. When the sun goes down, check out the nightlife along the riverside, where you can discover the city’s best live music and jazz evenings. Alternatively, take your break in the cool, crisp winters here, or venture beyond Oslo for a skiing holiday. See our choice of hotels for an idyllic break away.

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Oslo hotels we recommend

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo

If the guest want a good view, we recommend superior or premium room, as these room categories Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Oslo, the largest hotel in Norway, situated right in the city centre. The hotel ...

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Ski from Oslo

Things to do in Oslo

Skiing
Ski tips on the snow in a Norwegian mountain area. Cross-country skiing in the mountains, Synnfjell Oppland County Norway.

Skiing

Venture half an hour out of the capital to Oslo Vinterpark, for an epic powder piste ski experience. With a small variety of slopes, this place makes for a perfect day trip for keen skiers or those on the learning curve. Soak up the views from the top of the mountain – it’s mesmerising.

Sightseeing
Sightseeing.

Sightseeing

The city’s sightseeing provides a glimpse into its culture and history, bursting with museums and galleries. It’s easy to get your culture fix in Oslo - whether you choose the Viking Ship Museum, The Munch Museum or extraordinary Vigeland Sculpture Park. Admire the elaborate stained glass windows of Oslo cathedral and the striking, modern architecture of the opera house.

Food
Food.

Food

Tantalise your taste buds with delightful breads and pastries from Apent Bakerei. Enjoy a beer outside Ekeberg Restaurant and admire its functionalist architecture. Or eat dockside at Fisherman’s Coop and dine on peel-and-eat shrimp in a fresh baguette with mayonnaise and a touch of lemon. Sult perfectly captures the Grünerløkka vibe with its imaginative cuisine and organic ingredients.

Shopping
Shopping.

Shopping

A great destination for shopping. Pick up Norwegian clothing and crafts at Husfliden in Rosenkerantz Gate or hunt for treasures at Vestkanttorget Flea Market, which is situated one block east of Vigeland Park. Aker Brygge is not just a shopping centre; this former shipyard in Stranden also boasts stunning views of the harbour.

Nightlife
Nightlife.

Nightlife

Nightlife in Oslo is varied, with its great jazz clubs, traditional beer halls and fashionable bar scene. Den Norske Opera is Oslo’s opera company that stages opera, ballet and classical concerts every month. While Grünerløkka showcases a more alternative side of the city. Discover numerous little cafés, restaurants and bars.

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Sunset, Lofoten, Norway.

Things to do in Norway

Begin your excursion in Oslo and discover the sensational land of the Vikings. Hike across extraordinary Nordic national parks, take a ride on the mesmerising Flåm Railway and explore the beauty of Mount Fløyen. With outstanding things to do, breeze through our guide to soak up the best of Norway.

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