Snow and the city – Why you should visit Oslo during winter

Snow and the city – Why you should visit Oslo during winter

If Norway being voted the happiest country in the world in 2017 doesn’t catch your attention enough to book a flight, or the fact that it’s capital was listed as one of Lonely Planets top 10 cities to visit this year, then hopefully this post will make you want to go and see for yourself.

There is lots to do in Oslo, with much of it involving being outdoors! From walking on the roof of the opera house, to photographing the barcode district, to visiting the royal palace grounds, to shopping along Karl Johan’s Gate. There are art and history museums dotted around the city and you can even explore the Nobel Peace Prize awards venue when the temperatures really drop.

The largest sculpture park in the world made by a single artist is also in Oslo! Inside Frogner park is Vigeland sculpture park, which is open 24 hours a day and is free to enter! The park is one of Norway’s most popular tourist attractions and has over 200 sculptures to see.

If you like winter sports you will love Oslo! Close to the centre (just a short metro ride away) you will find cross country ski trails and toboggan routes in all directions! How lucky are Norweigians to have this so close to a capital city! Holmenkollen ski jump, used for skiing events/festivals and once the winter Olympics is also close to the city. Amazing to see for both sports fans and tourists alike, the ski jump has a museum and the ski jump tower which you can visit. If you are wanting a peaceful area on a snowy night and amazing views of the city this is the place to be.

The scenery in Norway is beautiful, as you probably know from the internet, however during snow season it can be a literal winter wonderland. Fresh snow on pine trees? Yes please.

 

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