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.
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.
There are plenty of exciting activities to keep you entertained on a trip to Oslo. You could watch glassmakers practice their centuries-old craft, and purchase their enchanting creations. Visit breathtakingly beautiful winter parks and scenic green gardens. Let the magic of Oslo capture your heart – the city is full of unique charm and flavour.
There are a myriad of fun-filled activities in store for the Oslo visitor. Take a Viking Biking tour of the city, or embark on a sailing adventure. You’ll have the opportunity to swim in peaceful clear waters, or for the more adventurous, go hiking in the magnificent forests surrounding the city.
Visitors to the city will have a wide choice of charming cafes, fast food restaurants and international dining options. No visit to Oslo is complete without sampling a hot dog, or “grillpølse”, from one of the city’s numerous vendors, and there are plenty of other street eats available for those craving a quick bite on the go.
There are ample opportunities for shopping here in Oslo, in addition to numerous entertainment options and activities, such as day trips to the surrounding countryside. Long walks in the parks, intimate dining and opportunities for dancing are just a few of the possibilities awaiting couples in exciting and beautiful Oslo.
Norway is legendary for its spas and saunas, and Oslo contains numerous choices for a relaxing and revitalising experience. Choose from an array of treatments and opportunities for pampering yourself. Oslo’s shopping areas offer a wide selection of boutiques, and unique shops containing every brand imaginable. Alternatively, couples can take a romantic cruise or boat trip through Norway’s magical fjords.
Oslo’s nightlife is varied and exciting, with hundreds of chic bars, cosy pubs and trendy nightclubs to choose from. Dance the night away in Verksdedet with live bands and a weekend rock disco, or enjoy your favourite beer or whisky in the Dubliner – an Irish pub which also serves fish and chips.
The Continental Oslo offers luxurious five-star accommodations and also houses the Theatre Cafe – one of the most famous spots in Oslo. The hotel is located in a century-old building containing five restaurants and three bars. Stylish and welcoming, the Continental Oslo is perfect for couples visiting one of Europe’s great city destinations.
Oslo offers a range of cultural activities; from opera to popular music, cabaret to classic theatre and much more. The city is home to many festivals and cultural events throughout the year. Visitors can take a tour of the Royal Palace and Oslo Cathedral, or attend a performance at Oslo’s famous Opera House – considered to be one of the world’s finest, and winner of several prestigious architectural awards.
There are several world-class museums in the city – including the Henrik Ibsen Museum, and the Munch Museum – where the iconic painter’s works are on prominent display. The National Gallery features works from Norwegan and international artists. Oslo is also home to numerous festivals – Norwegian Wood is a music festival held every year, featuring an impressive lineup of internationally-famous touring acts.
Visitors to Oslo can expect to find an enormous selection of dining options, and in every price range. Everything from nouveau Japanese cuisine to fish and chips is available in the city’s numerous dining establishments. Norwegian fish dishes and other traditional specialties can be found across the city, as well as pizza, hamburgers and other fast food items.
Spend an exciting and unforgettable vacation in Norway’s largest city and capital! Oslo is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, including majestic forests, scenic seaside villages, and deep blue lakes and fjords. There’s plenty here to interest every member of the family, from parks and pools through to mountains and glaciers.
Oslo boasts an impressive range of activities and things to see, from amusement parks to art galleries. Tour the Royal Palace or visit the Holmenkellen ski jump – site of the World Ski Championship. You could also take a stroll through Oslo’s numerous parks and gardens, such as Frogner Park with its sculptures and impressive monolith.
There are hundreds of fast food restaurants, cafes and opportunities for upscale dining across the city. Sample Norwegian specialties at establishments such as Dovrehallen, where you’ll find meat and potato dishes at reasonable prices or dine on gourmet cuisine in an elegant setting at Statholdergaarten.
Families will find comfortable and stylish accommodations at Bristol Oslo, a facility dating back to 1920. Understated elegance, an on-site spa and a central location make this hotel a first-class choice for an unforgettable Oslo holiday. It’s just one of the many hotels you’ll find around the city centre, which happlily cater for family groups!