Oslo is the capital of Norway with approximately 500.000 inhabitans, or a little over 10% of the country`s total population. About one third of the total population of the country lives around the Oslo Fjord area.
Oslo – The city of the Nobel Peace Prize, was founded in the year 1000 and has celebrated its 1000 years anniversary in the year 2000. Oslo City is located as far north as St. Petersburg, Anchorage in Alaska and Kap Farvel in Greenland. Even though the city is situated so far north, its climate is temperate in the autumn and warm in summer. The winters last from 3 to 5 months with very good skiing conditions in the hills around the city.
You need at last three days to explore this city. Oslo has a number of parks, museums, churches and other beautiful places: Its a fun place to explore on your own. Hours can be spent strolling along Karl Johans Gate (the main street) to the Royal Palace and perusing the Edvard Munch Museum. The works of various other Norwegian painters can be viewed at the National Gallery. Other attractions in Oslo include the Vigeland Museum in Frogner Park, The Vking Ship Museum at bygdy with a full-sized genuine ship from the medeival age and the Open-Air Folk Museum with numerous centuries-old buildings from across Norway.
Tyen, Grunerlkka and Gamle-Oslo are also nice places to go. Here you can chill in a caf, try italian ice or see old Oslo.
Numerous cruise ships visit Oslo and it is a great way to see Oslo’s tourist attractions in a day.