University of Oslo

About Oslo, Guide and Top Tourist Attractions
(Oslo, Norway)

Oslo is Norway's largest city. It was founded by Harald Hadrada, Norway's king in the 11th century. The oldest capital in Scandinavia, Oslo is located at the tip of a fjord 110 kilometres long. This city was originally built on top of an early Viking settlement and is 454 square kilometres. Half the city is forested, and is composed of over 343 lakes. The city contains several galleries, museums, shopping centres, and medieval structures. Today, Oslo is the main communication, commercial, transportation and industrial centre of Norway.

What to do in Oslo

Oslo's mild climate is brought about by the warm water carried by the Gulf Stream. Summer temperatures reach a cool 20 degrees Celsius, but the city's temperature drastically drops in winter, a bit below freezing point. Travellers can enjoy the city's outdoor adventures such as hiking, swimming, or exploring during the summer. During the winter, travellers can take advantage of the city's liberalized drinking laws and party the night away in its late-night clubs and bars. The forested hills around the city also cater to skiers and other winter sport enthusiasts.

Tourist Attractions

Travelers can tour Oslo by sea and view its sailing boats, merchant ships, and ferries out on the fjord. The city also has its fair share of medieval buildings such as the Akerskirke and Akershus Slott.

Travelers to Oslo can visit its various museums which contain rich historical collections. Some of the museums in the city include the Folk Museum, Norwegian Telecom Museum, and Norwegian Technological Museum.

Outdoor lovers can also enjoy the city's cool summer weather by hiking up the city's nearby mountain and forest trails. After a long day, travellers can check out the city's hottest nightclubs and bars to drink and dance the night away.

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