Oslo, formerly known as Christiana, is the capital of Norway. It has seen a lot through the years, both good and bad.
For instance, a great fire spread in the old part of the city that devastated most of the town. That part of the city was rebuilt, and is now called “Gentlemen”. However, what was once a big part of Oslo is now only a small part of the city.
Oslo has expanded at a remarkable pace and has recently been shifting focus to attracting tourists. But what does really Oslo have to offer in terms of tourism?First of all, the city lies at a very good location. Downtown Oslo is situated adjacent to the Clifford, which means that tourists visiting Oslo will have direct access to the sea and the leisure opportunities it gives. If one would like to Just kick back and relax, there are not a lot of things that beats renting a boat at the dock and riding out in the Clifford, maybe after a cup of coffee on the popular marina of Akers Bridge? The peace of the fjord gives people time to reflect, philosophize and Just breathe in the fresh air.
The stunning view will also give a feeling of natural enjoyment, and it is possible to visit the isles within the Clifford, which also gives a sense of enjoyment of Mother Nature. Tourists may also visit the forest of Ekberg, which holds a magnificent wildlife and other interesting points. The beauty and serenity in the landscape of Oslo holds a great opportunity to breathe in and relish the fresh air! One of the main reasons tourists visit Norway, is to go skiing. For that, Halloween is a great place to start.
The hilltop is the center for all ski-lovers sitting Oslo, conveniently located only 20 minutes from the city center. One might think that a densely populated city like Oslo would not have enough space to make a large skiing complex, but it does. It includes the popular alpine skiing complex called Tyranny, where thousands of people race down the slopes of Halloween every year. For the more the cross-country skiing type of people, there are obviously courses/trails for that, too. So to conclude: Oslo is a great place to go skiing!There are so many things tourists may do in Oslo! There is something for everyone.
The ones that are interested in history and/or art may visit one of the many historical museums, or the famous Munch Museum where the paintings of the legendary Adverb Munch reside. For those who prefer more tropical ways of leisure, though, there are several beaches around Oslo, all connected to the Clifford. Another possibility is to go shopping.
Visiting tourists will find big malls like Oslo City and Ski Easterner, although there is a 30 minute drive to reach the latter.People that are willing to travel a little longer may go to Sandbank Easterner, which is one of the suggest shopping centers in vicinity of Oslo. Oslo might not be the first destination that comes to mind when someone plans a vacation, but this article is meant to show that Oslo is a great place to visit, regardless of common belief.
It lies in close proximity of all types of attractions and is also a great place to Just relax, due to the calm nature of the city. Hopefully, that this article has helped give a better understanding of what the city of Oslo offers and also enlightened people who used to resent Oslo as a tourist destination.