A destination reinvented, Oslo oozes with contrast and charm. With its array of waterfront wonders, abundance of arts and culture, mesmerising architecture, as well as its assortment of outdoor adventures – there is plenty to keep you on your toes with a city break here.
Start your day with a delicious morning coffee from Tim Wendelboe’s, before venturing through the captivating capital. Book flights to Oslo and discover the famous waterside Opera House, designed for tourists to walk on top and beside it to see orchestras rehearsing. On holidays to Oslo, visit the National Gallery to see The Scream, head to the Ibsen Museum to learn about the famous playwright, then make a pit stop for lunch. The renovated Mathallen food hall is a must-visit – make sure you try the tantalising king crab.
If you’re looking for a family-friendly ski holiday in Norway, make the journey to picturesque Trysil. Just under a three hour trip from Oslo, this glistening ski resort offers 75km of sensational piste, with a mixture of leisurely green runs, cruise-worthy blues, red trails on top of the mountain and challenging black runs – there is something for all the family here.
Venture out to Geilo ski resort, just over three hours away from Oslo. With 34km of uncrowded pistes to play on, this place is great for a ski weekend getaway. Soak up the snowy Scandinavian scenery, discover open slopes and ski between the trees. After an active day on the mountain, savour an evening curled up by a crackling fire with coffee and cake.
Travel three and a half hours from Oslo to the heart of Norway, for a ski holiday in Beitostølen. Learners can hit the green runs, whilst the more experienced skier can carve the reds. Although there are just 21km of piste to ski across, the landscape is worth it. Try a turn at cross-country skiing across 320km of trails for a change, then enjoy the wonderful mountain village atmosphere, with cosy pubs for après ski.