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Things to do in Oslo

Oslo – home of the midnight sun

Oslo in Norway is known to the world as the land of the Midnight Sun. This historic city gets this title because they have a long daylight period during Summer, hence, very short nights. This country has a millennium’s worth of history to study and is great for those who love historical sites.

 

Things to do in Oslo

 

Oslo Opera House

Drop by the award winning Oslo Opera House for its architecture, and home to the national opera and ballet. If you are into music, pay the Oslo Concert Hall a visit to enjoy the Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

Oslo Museum - Emmanuel Vigeland Museum

If you are looking to learn more about history, go to the Emmanuel Vigeland Museum where it portrays the conception of human life.

 

 

 

Enjoy Nightlife

Nightlife in Norway happens mainly after midnight. This is because the locals normally gather together and have a ‘pre-party’ before heading off to the clubs. Head to Oslo club scene round midnight to meet other locals and have some fun. Check local listings for what’s hot now so you get a taste of the latest and hippest offerings.

 

When to go to Oslo

Oslo has a humid continental climate. If you enjoy the summer climate, the best time to head to Oslo is between June and July.  This is when most of the attractions are open to tourists and you’ll always find tons of things to do in Oslo during this period.

If you prefer fewer crowds, then you should come to Oslo during the shoulder periods of May, August and September, a great time for your sight-seeing adventures in the city.

 

Things to do in Oslo

Oslo Facts

Population634 463
CountryNorway
LanguageNorweigan
CurrencyNorweigan Krone
Longitude10.75
Latitude59.95
AirportGardermoen, Norway (OSL)

Oslo average temperatures

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OPERA

Oslo Opera House

Operahuset

Built in 2007, Operahuset is a contemporary eye-catching opera house located on the shore of the Bjorvika waters. As impressive as the scale of the building is, being the largest cultural building in Norway, what is even more impressive is the creative design where visitors can walk up on slopes on either side of the building to reach the rooftop and get a great view of Oslo on one side and the Bjorvika waters on the other side. When you are done with the amazing view and atmosphere, you have still to experience the great repertoire that Operahuset has to offer. Check out their calender to see what is being performed when you are there!

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MARATHON

Oslo Marathons

Oslo hosts Glitnir Oslo Marathon at the end of September, or early October every year. The course takes you along the Oslofjord and you choose between running, or walking for that matter, a full marathon, a half-marathon, a 10k run or a 3k run. The full marathon is the same as the half-marathon, but you run it two times. So as you can see there is something for all difficulty levels. It may be good to know that the course is pretty flat which makes for a fast race!

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SKIING

Oslo ski vacations - Combine skiing with the pulse of a big city

Oslo is the perfect city if you want to combine divine skiing with the pulse of a big city. With the local traffic it takes you 30 minutes to get to Holmenkollen where you can try the worlds most modern ski-jump. You can also enjoy peaceful forests and fresh air in the long trails if that is more of your cup of the. If you want to ski when it gets darker at night a lot of the trails are irradiated until 10.00 pm. Apart from Homlenkollen there is a place called Tryvann Vinterpark only twenty minutes north of Oslo. Here you can find something in all the degrees of difficulty amongst their 14 ski slopes, the big terrain park and all the opportunities of cross-country skiing. With the big city nearby you do not have to sign up for a whole week of skiing when going to Oslo. Instead, you can combine it with the city life for some pleasant variation!

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GOLF

Golf in Oslo

There are some great opportunities for golf in the capital of Norway. On the Oslo Golf Club you can play along the beautiful Lake Bogstad that works both a scenic sight as well as a water hazard for you to avoid. The hole that sticks out is the 12th, where you will get an amazing view of the waterfall. In the western outskirts of the city you can play on the Haga Golf Club, a great 27 hole golf course. Another great course to visit is the one at Losby Golf Club, a unique, beautiful 27 hole golf course.

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THEME-PARKS

Theme Parks in Oslo - Vikings and fairytales at Tusenfryd

Located a little bit south of Oslo you’ll find the amusement park Tusenfryd. Go around and explore all the fun stuff you will find in the park’s Fairy Tale Land, Vikingland and Morgan Kane Town and don’t forget to say hi when you see the park’s mascot Fryd. The park also offers a few water slides that works perfect when you feel like cooling down on a hot summer day. Put on some comfortable shoes for your day at Tusenfryd since it will contain a lot of uphill walking due to its location on a hilly area.

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