The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss
For a spectacular view of the city and the fjord, visit Akershus Castle. Sitting on a cliff, this fortress was originally built in 1300. The present structure dates mainly from the 17th century and features quaint buildings and beautiful grounds.
Other Fun Things to Do
- Experience the sites, history and art of Oslo as you travel through the beautiful scenic countryside to Hadeland, where you can discover the art of Hadeland Glassworks.
- Visit the Royal Palace, current residence of the Royal Family.
- Take the winding road of Holmenkollen Hill where you'll see charming residences and impressive views. At the top, you'll see the world-famous ski-jumping area Hollmenkollen, built for the 1952 Olympics. The area was completely rebuilt between 2009 and 2010 with a more modern ski-jump, featuring a glass elevator that takes you to the top for a breathtaking view of Holmenkollen and Oslo.
- Visit the Viking Ship Museum and see the incredible artisanship of all the beautiful Viking long ships.
Get a Taste of Local Flavor
Får i Kål is a traditional dish here, a stew of lamb and cabbage. Kjottkaker (meatcakes) are also quite common, served with sauerkraut flavored with caraway. Reindeer appears on many menus, particularly further north. It's similar to beef, but a richer, slightly sweet-flavored meat. The Norwegians are also partial to wild berries. Two varieties native to the area are lingonberries, similar to cranberries, and cloudberries, which are like orange-colored raspberries, only they are a little crunchy and have a sharper taste.
The unit of currency in Norway is the Krone (NOK). Major credit cards are also widely accepted and often offer a good exchange rate.
Weather in Oslo, Norway
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