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City Guide : OsloArising as the composition of natural wonderlands, lakes (about 343) and 40 islands in the fjord, Oslo is the capital of Norway. The city is placed at the head of Oslo Fjord, a bay in the southeast of Norway. Oslo is the seat of Norwegian Government, the Parliament and the Royal Palace. In winter and summer, the city is packed with paradoxes. Having about 100 km coast with the bay and huge lands of forests near to the city center, Oslo is a natural and watery city. Oslo is one of the most beautiful Scandinavian cities.
In addition to arable fields, many recreational areas, parks, vast forests and the panoramic atmosphere of the fjord, Oslo is home to about 50 museums and a great deal of art galleries.
Akershus Fortress (Akershus Festning) situated at the city center is a Medieval castle and Royal Residence tracing back to the beginning of 13th century.
The Vigeland sculpture park (Vigelandsparken) is one of the most visited attractions of Norway. This sculpture park harbors the 200 granite, bronze and cast iron sculptures made by Gustov Vigeland.
TusenFryd Amusement Park is the top amusement park of Norway. Including 33 carousels and attractions, 74 games and 23 restaurants, the park is an excellent area for the families with children. Also, a great range of water activities and success rides are eligible to be performed in the park.
Viking Ship Museum (Vikingskipshuset) placed at the Bagdoy Peninsula is the part of the University Museum of Cultural Heritage. This fascinating museum is home to three Viking ships from the diggings at the Oslofjord region. Made of oak in the 9th century, these ships are splendid and the best examples of Viking ships.
National Gallery (Nasjonalgalleriet) has the largest collection of Norwegian, Nordic and international art pertaining to the period from the beginning of the 19th century to the beginning of the 21st century.
Kon-Tiki Museum is home to a collection of boats and artifacts from Thor Heyerdahl's expeditions. A great range of archaeological findings from Easter Island, Peru and East Polynesia are displayed in the museum.
Culture & EntertainmentOslo has a diversified cultural accumulation. Folk dance, opera, theater, concerts, music and a great deal of annual festivals all are the reflection of this cultural variety.
National Theater of Oslo is home to the annual International Ibsen Stage Festival. National Theater hosts Torsovteatret and Norwegian Theater. Oslo Nye Theater is another significant theater existed in the city.
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra performing at Oslo Concert Hall, Norwegian National Opera and Oslo Cathedral Choir are the main reflections of musical art. Norwegian National Ballet performs at the Norwegian Opera.
Valle Voin with a capacity of 40.000 seats and Oslo Spektrum with a capacity of 10.000 people are significant centers hosting world renowned artists.
Walking, sightseeing by boats, riding on a mountain bike, playing golf, skiing, swimming in the open-air swimming pools, swimming and sunbathing at the beaches of one ferry away from the coast are left to your option.
In addition to being a summer city, Oslo is the leading winter capital. The world famous Holmenkollen Ski Jump, the cross country ski trails of more 2600 km, Tryvann Winter Park and ice skating at Narvisen, provide winter entertainment opportunities in the city center.
Oslo's nightlife is diversified and offers a great range of entertainment opportunities. The city brims over nightclubs, bars, cafes, pubs, discos and the other night venues. The entertainment is leaded by live DJ's at these places.
Aker Brygge, Karl Johan (the main street of the city), Grünerlokkeat and Majorstua are the main entertainment locations filled with bars, clubs and dancing venues.
Food & DrinkOslo cuisine offers a great range of local palates and mouth-watering dishes from every part of the world. The wide arable lands of the city enable to harvest fresh and delicious food supplies. In addition to meat, the wild nature and the watery atmosphere of the city lead fish and game to be among the main supplies of the local delights. Rustic food, tasty fish flavors, moose, game and more are among the main supplies of the city cuisine.
ShoppingOslo shopping world has everything to offer. Malls, department stores, shopping streets, specialty boutiques, small stores, flea markets, alluring antique shops, international brands and local handicraft stores present anything to every curiosity.
Standing as the main pedestrian street of the city, Karl Johans is one of the main shopping areas. Around the street, several outlet chains, department stores, shoe shops and furniture retailers are available. The Bogstadveien and Hegdehaugsveien streets at Majorstuen are filled with exclusive brand shops, apparel and clothing stores.
Majorstuen, Bygdoy Alle at Frogner and Grünerlokka are the main shopping parts of the city.
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