If you are looking for a vacation with a whole lot of variety and never a dull moment, Oslo, Norway is the place for you. Rich in culture and history, Oslo prides itself on its ancestry and strong traditions.

No matter the season, it’s easy to fill your days with a variety of adventures. There aren’t many places you can go zip-lining, view art by Edvard Munch, see ancient Viking ships, and bike the country side, all in one day, but you can in Oslo.

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Winter falls between December and March making Oslo a snowy paradise, perfect for a ski getaway.

Winter Activities

June through August is pleasantly warm because of the gulf stream waters and its summer average is about 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Summer Activities 

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Recreation

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Relaxation

Norway is home to famous artists such as Edvard Munch, the creator of The Scream and playwright Henrik Ibsen, commonly known as the “father of realism”. Oslo celebrates these talented natives with museums dedicated to their work. In addition, there are galleries full of everything from famous canvases to the world’s largest mini-bottle collection. There is such a wide selection of things to see you’ll find it hard to choose.

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Museums

One of the best things about vacation is the local food and Oslo is bursting with restaurants and cafes. They have dishes from around the world and seating with atmosphere so it’s easy to enjoy the rooftop views, deliciously exotic dishes, and a new restaurant every night.

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Food

Grab a flick at one of the many cinemas or go out for a night on the town and learn to Tango! Oslo has an incredible night life.

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Entertainment

Shopping

Oslo is a great place for a family getaway. There is plenty to keep the kids busy and entertain the adults too.

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Kids

Like everything else, there is also a wide variety of accommodations available in Oslo. Whatever your style preference, from the ornate historical buildings to the high rise luxury suites, every room offers a unique experience.

Hotels

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Clearly, Oslo is a bustling city that has attractions to fill an entire lifetime. Which will you choose to explore?

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28 comments

  1. I’ve never been to Norway and not sure if I’ll ever make it there but would love to! Looks like a great place to visit and lots to do to keep busy.

  2. What a beautiful country with so much to offer. I’d love to visit some day and hang out for a while… doing all the fun things you mentioned and more.

  3. Beautiful article. Thanx for sharing .. i’d love to go to oslo … only reason i always feel litlle lazy is the cold :/ i love summer sunny places.. but definatly cold places has also thier beauty

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