Why you absolutely have to visit Oslo, in 9 photos

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The Norwegian capital has plenty of offerings for city dwellers, nature enthusiasts, and everyone in between.

Discover Oslo through these photos, specially curated to make you want to book your ticket and travel there immediately.

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Oslo is Norway’s largest city, with a population of almost 700,000 people. For a stunning metropolitan view, we recommend the scenic area Barcode, located in Bjørvika in Oslo.

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Oslo Opera House was designed by the famous Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta and was finished in 2008, with people actually being encouraged to walk on the roof. Visit Norway noted that the characteristic building was built as an extension to the idea that Norwegian nature is free for everyone to walk in, so why shouldn’t buildings be?

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On warm summer days (which, contrary to popular belief, actually do occur in Norway every now and then), Sørenga in Oslo becomes a hub for eager swimmers and sunbathers alike. A perfect way to enjoy sunny weather without leaving the city!

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Oslo is an excellent city to explore on foot, with charming narrow streets and old buildings ready to welcome you behind every corner.

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Showing the area of Bygdøy covered in snow, this snap proves that Oslo is just as beautiful during the winter. Pictured is Bygdøy Church, built in 1968.

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In Oslo, you are never far away from stunning nature, thus making it the perfect place for city dwellers and nature enthusiasts alike. Pictured here is Sognsvann, located just outside of Oslo.

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Vigeland Sculpture Park, located in Frognerparken, contains over 200 sculptures made from bronze, granite, and cast iron by the famous Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943). According to Visit Oslo, Vigeland was also responsible for the design and architectural outline of the park, which is one of Norway’s top tourist attractions with more than one million annual visitors.

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One of the most famous installations in Vigeland Sculpture Park is The Monolith (Monolitten in Norwegian), measuring 17 meters above the ground. The impressive sculpture is carved from a single block of stone and features 121 human figures clinging together. Other famous installations in the park include The Angry Boy (Sinnataggen) and The Wheel of Life (Livshjulet).

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Finally, Oslo is a wonderful city to simply get lost in as you explore the different streets. After all, there is no better way to stumble upon hidden gems than by simply exploring a city.

Source: #NorwayTodayTravel

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