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Explore Oslo

Surrounded by lush forests and a fjord on one side, Oslo city breaks are a pleasant blend of fresh air and city life. If you want to head to Norway, the capital is a great place to check out.

Oslo is Norway’s largest city, and as such it has the kind of plush atmosphere and great range of things to see that you’d expect. It is an often-overlooked city in Europe in favour of its Scandinavian neighbours Stockholm and Copenhagen, but it’s one of the most spectacular. An increasing number of people are looking for city breaks in Oslo, and its walkable size and beautiful sights are just some of the reasons why.

Where to Stay

As a city with many personalities, Oslo offers plenty of hotels and accommodation options to suit your travel style. The heart of the city is where you should aim to be, as many stunning attractions like museums and the Noble Peace Centre can be found here, as well as great shopping and train links to the rest of the country like Stavanger and Bergen, and to neighbouring Sweden. From classy 5-star hotels just minutes away from all the action, to rooms with character in stunning B&Bs in quieter neighbourhoods, you can find what you need for your ideal Oslo city break.

Discover Oslo

Thanks to one of the most comprehensive metro systems in the world – known as the T-bane – heading out to explore the city couldn’t be simpler. You’ll find a variety of Things to do and discover, such as an amazing array of museums, including a Viking ship-making museum, and great architecture such as Oslo Cathedral and the Opera House.

For retail therapy, Oslo has everything. The town is known as one of the most expensive in Europe - although you can have a thrifty time here - it’s also a great place to let your hair down and treat yourself. There are several streets with smaller shops and boutiques lining the way. These include Bygdoy Alle, which is filled with all types of stores, and has plenty of cafés for a quick pit-stop too. If you want the modern shopping experience then you can choose from nine different malls dotted around the city. The newest of these, Byporten, is connected to the T-bane, so you can step right off the train and into shopping heaven.

For nightlife, Oslo city breaks offer you just what you want and are a great way to let your hair down. Start your evening in one of the many great restaurants - the Norwegians are proud of their food, and really into new tastes and food experiences, so expect a great mix of local cuisine and more outlandish delicacies! Head to the Grunerlokka district to find the best density of pubs and clubs; the parties here go well into the night, with alcohol sold until 3:30 in the morning.