Oslo, the capital city of Norway is one of the few places in the world you can visit for a weekend and come back feeling on top of the world. There are hundreds of activities and attractions that would make even the shortest of stay very exciting. Oslo provides a weekend holiday maker the opportunity to shop, skill, enjoy local delicacies and spend some quality time on the fjord. Even though Oslo is famous for being one of the most expensive cities in Europe, you can still enjoy quality time without having to break the bank.
Here we look at a few of the things you can do if you find yourself in Oslo for the weekend:
World class performance:
Whether you are an opera fan or not, you will definitely enjoy any time spent at The Opera House in Oslo. Even the spectacular feat of architecture that is The Opera House is enough to create some spectacular picture memories. Rising like a glacier from the fjord, The Opera House was designed in such a way that people can walk all over and enjoy the spectacular view over the water. If an opera performance is not much to your liking, then a trip to the Norwegian Folk Museum, a short distance from the city center will provide a weekend master class in Norwegian culture and history.
Experience the fjord:
Oslo is one of the cities in Europe where you can be sure to have an exciting water experience regardless of when you visit. Take a stroll down the waterfront and explore the landscape or enjoy the beauty of the water. This is the point where ferries, pleasure boats and cruise ships dock, the wide expanse of the fjord stretching far into the horizon. If you would rather spend some time on the fjord, cruise company CircusEvent.no
Your visit to Oslo is incomplete without buying a few items that would remind you of your weekend. A leisurely Saturday stroll through Bogstadveien will show you many delightful things you can buy either for practical use or as memorabilia. Bogstadveien is in the Frogner district which is practically where everyone goes to shop in Oslo. Here you can get great deals on traditional Scandinavia sweaters, the coolest clothes and art works.
Enjoy Norwegian art::
For every visitor to Oslo, one way or another, all roads will lead to the National Gallery where renowned painter Edvard Munch’s popular masterpiece ‘The Scream’ is domiciled. This artwork is one of the most popular works in the gallery so don’t be surprised if you see other visitors miming a scream and taking pictures beside the artwork.
If you happen to be spending a winter weekend, some time spent in the Oslo winter part will provide the opportunity for you to do some cross country skiing on the miles upon miles of skiing trail. If skiing is not your thing, then you can always find your way to the top of the mountain by taking the T-Bane Metro. The view from the mountaintop is spectacular and you will definitely feel sorry if you forget to come along with a camera.