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Stunning Oslo, Norway memories

Oslo, Norway

Oslo is a city that is considered an architectural delight, yet once travelers spot the surrounding mountains and the water, they find themselves perplexed as to what they should focus on the most. After all, this fascinating city features culinary delights, a thrilling nightlife, lush forests, green parks, sparkling waterways, and even islands not too far from many of the famous buildings. Once a person adds in the multiple outdoor festivals, indoor festivals, and concerts, this city goes from amazing to simply magnificent.

With so many things to do in Oslo, it can be difficult for travelers to determine what needs to be on their must-see list. However, the items that are recommended the most include the Viking Ship Museum, Frogner Park, the Fram Museum, the Oslo Opera House, Akershus Fortress, and the Royal Palace.

The temperatures in Oslo are much higher than most travelers think they will be, due to the warm Gulf Stream. The winters may be colder than other parts of the country, but the summers are warmer, so it is a win-win for many people.

The best time to visit Oslo is from the months of March until August, because the weather is starting to warm up and accommodations become more affordable. However, it is during the winter months that skiing is at its best, and those who want to ski are more than happy to pay the price for a room.

It is important to note that there are not many daylight hours in Oslo during the winter months. However, that changes during the summer when the daylight sticks around almost twenty-four hours a day.

Unique and Interesting Facts About Oslo

· Oslo used to be known as Christiania, after King Christian IV.

· This city is where the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held every fall.

· Oslo is the most ethnically diverse city in the country.

· There are multiple islands within the city limits.

· Oslo’s nickname is Tiger City, even though there are not any tigers to be found for thousands of miles.

· Viking ships that are more than one thousand years old can be found within the Viking Museum.

· It is illegal to yell, threaten, or hit a child in Oslo and it doesn’t just apply to the locals. Travelers must follow that rule as well.

Oslo is such a beautiful city, as is the rest of Norway! If you plan on visiting there at all, you must keep in mind this unique Norway saying that I have heard time and time again. “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing!” Keep that in the back of your mind as you pack for your journey through this stunning destination!

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