Scott Dunn Suggests: Oslo
Oslo is a fairly compact waterside city, with an emphasis on art and music and a vibrant atmosphere. Discover the very best this charming city has to offer during your free time.
Picturesque Oslo is home to traditional, colourful buildings, unique contemporary architecture and ancient Norwegian culture. During your free time here you'll have time to explore Oslo and get under the skin of this one-of-a-kind city.
Among the traditional Norwegian houses, with their brightly-coloured facades, you'll find outstanding architecture, from the regenerated harbour at Tjuvholmen to the glistening National Opera house. Admire its fascinating design before making your way up to the roof to take in the views over Oslo. Art also plays a large part in the city, where characterful graffiti and public art installations can be found in the main streets.
Norway's history spans over a thousand years and can be explored at displays found throughout Oslo. From the Norwegian Folk Museum to the Viking Ship Museum, you'll have the opportunity to learn about Norway's past, dating back to the age of the Vikings.
Karl Johans Gate is Oslo's main street, where many of the city's top boutiques can be found in the streets leading off this. Here, and in Tjuvholmen, there is a wealth of world-class restaurants to choose from as Oslo's foodie scene continues to grow.