Oslo is the city that stars in most of the Bestsellers of the writer Jo Nesbo. As in the novels, Oslo is a city of transition, with two new areas under development (Bjorvika and Tjuvholmen) that are becoming increasingly known for their elegant design , modern settings and innovative restaurants.
While oil money has transformed many fortunes in Norway , its restaurants and culture have developed much more slowly. In recent years, however, the opening of new places where the city’s Chefs are able to offer true delicacies has made even Michelin stars light up their most special nights. On the other hand, numerous festivals and quirky venues, such as Sukkerbiten , have created a burgeoning music scene.
The dark winter days give way to spring which is the perfect time to go for picnics in port, cruise the fjord and people watch over a cold beer on the Aker Brygge beach area. Oslo is located at the inland end of the fjord, and is flanked by the green hills of Oslomarka. For a capital, it has an impressive amount of green space and the locals know how to make the most of it.
You must take a walk along Karl Johan . This is the main street in Oslo. After tasting some sweets in one of its patisseries, head towards the Parliament. Next, you can go to the University and the National Theater . As in other places in the world, don’t miss the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace.