Oslo Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Welcome to Oslo, the capital city of Norway.

Centuries ago, Viking longships prowled the waters around Norway. Some of those longships survived the ensuing years and found their way to the Viking Ship Museum, which is a must-see on any Oslo tour. The three longships on display here have been recovered from various parts of the country, and the museum also contains a number of artifacts from the Viking Age. Norway’s rich connection to the sea did not stop with the Vikings, though; just over a mile away from the Viking Ship Museum are several other educational complexes dedicated to the salt water that flows through Oslo’s veins. Visit the Norwegian Maritime Museum, the Kon-Tiki Museum, and the Fram Museum to get a fuller idea of Oslo’s seaborne heritage.

While in town, stop by the Nobel Peace Center—yes, this is the very location where the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded. The center itself showcases winners of the award, and highlights their impact on the world at large. After spending an afternoon wandering the center, prepare yourself for an evening of extraordinary live performances, as the Oslo Opera House is just a short walk away. This majestic building, with its sloping roofs and massive wall of windows, has been compared to an iceberg in appearance. Besides being a popular performing arts venue, it’s also a popular place for locals to meet before heading out into town.

If you plan your Oslo sightseeing during the summer, prepare yourself for long days of endless sunshine. Oslo’s position in the northern hemisphere ensures that the sun does not set until after 11 o’clock at night during the warm season. Who said you couldn’t get more hours in the day?

What was your favorite part of Oslo?

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44 thoughts on “Oslo Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

  1. Wtravel says:

    I have been there last year and I strongly recommend everyone to visit European Green Capital. Strongest Wooden Ship in the World at Fram Polar Ship Museum , 2200 years old boat at Norwegian Maritime Museum. Kon-Tiki boat : Thor Heyerdal crossed the Pacific with this raft raft in 1947. Vigeland Park : World's largest Sculpture Park made by a single artist. Norwegian museum of cultural history is a great place to learn about Norwegian folk life. Karl Johans Gate(Street) is nice to wander and many other things to do. Have a nice time in Oslo 😉

  2. Tea time says:

    sorry to say this but oslo isn't a very beautiful.
    old city is next to impossible to see due to it loacation.
    and the museum is way out of the sentrum.
    and the reason you woud wisit norway is to travel out side the major citis like oslo.
    and discover the scenery and cultur.

  3. Jack Gates says:

    Expedia, I love your videos, they have inspired me to want to adventure to so many places I've never even given a second thought to before. Keep up the good work.

    Any chance of a travel guide for Stockholm, Helsinki or Geneva soon? They would be a great watch.

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