A few months ago I was lucky enough to get to know Oslo . The Norwegian capital is full of corners that made me fall in love with this city. Its cold climate also contributed to this, since during the days of August that I spent in it the thermometers marked maximum temperatures of 20 degrees. This is how it is a pleasure to do tourism in summer!
It’s hard for me to choose which places I liked the most in this city. I have chosen five that really conquer. For the charm of its buildings, for nature, for the history that you live in them. If you want, another day I will tell you others, but for now we are going with these to open our mouths.
1.- The Oslo Opera House
The first afternoon we decided to take a quick and quiet walk to locate ourselves and have an initial contact with the city. And we walked for 10 kilometers. We marveled at everything we encountered. The Oslo Opera House was a place we visited that afternoon and returned to more times afterwards. Its location and design stand out . Climbing up to the roof is a real treat, with the city and the Oslo Fjord at your feet. For the next visit, it will be time to get to know this very cool building from the inside …
2.- Vigeland Park
The Vigeland Park is a space with a lot of green area in which groups of people gather around a portable barbecue where they cook their food. A scene that you will see a lot in this location. The sculptures of the Norwegian Gustav Vigeland are the great protagonists; they are everywhere and that of the angry child, for example, is one of the most photographed. The Monolith is another of the most famous. In total there are about 200 granite, wrought iron and bronze sculptures.
3.- Norwegian Folk Museum
Entering the Norwegian Folk Museum is to immerse yourself in the history of this country in an incredible way. It is an open-air museum located in Bygdø that shows the culture and traditions of different regions of Norway through 160 buildings: houses, shops and old shops. The wooden church of Gol stands out for being one of the most emblematic buildings. This medieval wooden church was built between the 12th and 13th centuries, and in 1885 it was rebuilt in this museum. Although the route has many surprises. You will find people dressed in period costumes and wonderful landscapes.
Another place that will make you fall in love with Oslo. The Holmenkollen ski jump is impressive, and I don’t want to imagine what it will be like to see it with snow and people jumping! You can also enjoy a ski museum that covers 4,000 years of history of this discipline. There are exhibits inside and stunning views from the outside. This site is located on the outskirts of the city but the metro takes you there. You will only have to walk a little uphill to get there. I asure you it is worth it.
5.- Fram Museum
Oslo is characterized by being a city full of museums. And they are worth visiting. If you use the Oslo Pass (I’ll talk about it in more detail another day) it will be great for the price. My favorite was the Fram Museum. Knowing the history of the polar expeditions of the ship Fram was one of the most beautiful things of this trip. It is the strongest ship in the world and the only one that has traveled to the southernmost and northernmost parts of the planet. It was built in 1892 and inside are preserved (and can be seen) original objects that were on this ship. Essential visit if you travel to Oslo.