Oslo is the capital city of the northern European country of Norway. Widely considered to be the model of what a developed country is meant to be, Norway boasts a high standard of living, excellent salaries, a well-educated population, and some of the best cities in the world, including Oslo.
It’s a large city that an almost endless amount to see and do, and a visitor could spend months in the city and always find a new activity to engage in – but let’s first take a look at some of the things that everyone should do while visiting the city.
The Viking Ship Museum
The Viking Ship Museum is a true must-see if you happen to find yourself spending a few days in Oslo. It’s packed with plenty of history from the Viking era, including a large collection of Viking ships, such as the Gokstad and the Oseberg, as well as the Tune. It provides a glimpse into the world of the infamous warriors that were once feared by everyone living in Scandinavia and Britain.
Vigeland Park is the place to visit if you have a passion for sculptures and art. It also holds the record for being the biggest sculpture park made by just one artists: in this case, it’s Gustave Vigeland. It’s a truly unique in every sense of the world, and there are few better places in Oslo to take a peaceful stroll.
Visitors can expect to find more than 200 wrought iron, granite, and bronze sculptures dotted around the park, and once you’ve seen them all, there are plenty of great eateries that are just a short walk away. Or it’s just as easy to find a comfortable place to sit, listen to music, check out the latest sports betting guide, spend time with loved ones, and so much more.
Akershus Fortress is a fortress that was built in the 1200s is a way to protect the city from invaders. It’s been the home of many kings and queens over the last few hundred years, although today it’s used as more of a museum than a residence for any royalty. Along with the fascinating history of the fortress, it’s also one of the very best places in Oslo to see the Oslo Fjord in all its beauty.
The Kon-Tiki Museum
The Kon-Tiki Museum is dedicated to famed ocean adventurer Thor Heyerdahl, and comes complete with the Kon Tiki, which is a handmade raft that was used by Heyerdahl in 1947. It might not be the most appealing museum to everyone, especially if you are not that familiar with the tales of this Norwegian adventurer.
After a few hours of walking around the city, it’s nice to find a quiet and relaxing place to sit and recuperate, and the Oslo Cathedral is just such a place. The cathedral is hundreds of years old, and consists of an incredible array of beautiful artworks, especially on the ceiling.