Oslo and the Oslofjord

Oslo – one of Lonely Planet’s Top Ten Cities in 2018

Oslo, the capital in Norway and the city of Edvard Munch´s “The Scream”, has it´s own beautiful fjord. The Oslofjord is not so narrow as the fjords in western Norway. But with it´s many islands and the easy access from the city center, it is a great fjord to experience. Popular things to do are fjord-cruise, guided kayak tours, rib-boat and swimming in the fjord.

By the fjord you have the Opera House, the new Bar Code, Sørenga Seawater Pool, Aker Brygge and Tjuvholmen, the Modern Contemporary Astrup Fearnley Museum, the Viking Ship Museum among numerous other attractions. New and popular restaurants “pops” up by the fjord, like Vippa and Sørenga Sjømat (Seafood) together with the well known Lille Herbern in the Oslofjord, Mathallen Food Hall at Grünerløkka and Ekebergrestauranten with it´s beautiful view over Oslo and the Oslofjord.

The Ekeberg Park is the place where Edvard Munch was inspired to paint the world famous “The Scream”. This is close to Ekebergparken Sculpture Park, and is really a must place to visit when you are in Oslo. You can see many of Edvard Munch paintings at the National Gallery or the Munch Museum.

If you want to see Oslo and the Oslofjord from above, Holmenkollen Ski Jump is the place. Holmenkollen is also one of the starting points for exploring the Nordmarka Forest, a popular place for recreation both summer and winter.

Have we forgotten to mention anything? Yes, of course. There are a million reasons to Visit Oslo. You should also visit the Kon-Tiki Museum and theThe Vigeland Sculpture Park. And of course, don´t forget the shopping.

When you are in Oslo, and if you have one day extra, why not visit the Nærøyfjord in western Norway? It is just a few hours with train or car from Oslo, and you can do it in one day. Here you can read about how to travel from Oslo to the Western Norwegian Fjords.

Oslo is a “small big city” surrounded by beautiful nature and is really worth a visit. And it is a “hub” to other adventures in Norway.

Useful Links:
Official page for Oslo: visitoslo.com
Official page for Norway: visitnorway.com
Oslofjorden.com: Where to hike and swim in the Oslofjord (Norwegian only)
Travel with boat from Kiel in Germany to Oslo: colorline.com

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