Thanks to the country’s thriving oil industry, Oslo is one of the wealthiest cities in Europe. This is visible in its glass-covered skyscrapers, new infrastructure, and the plethora of trendy restaurants, bars, and boutiques. This beautiful city is situated right next to the Oslofjord, combining a modern attitude with a most beautiful natural environment.

The City

With the mountains and the sea enhancing its innovative architecture, Oslo is a modern capital with a unique Nordic feeling. With plenty of state-of-the-art museums looking back at the city's ancient past and cultural heritage, a cityscape scattered with artworks, and green areas just a step away from the bustling centre, Oslo is one of the most appealing urban destinations in the North.

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Do & See

Oslo is a lively city full of museums, art, and entertainment that will never leave visitors bored. Right in the city centre, Viking history and old wooden neighbourhood are just beside hip districts with innovative architecture and contemporary art. Festivals and concerts are held frequently all around the city. Below is a list of the best things to do and see in Oslo, Norway:


Oslo is an exceptionally modern capital with a large variety of ethnic cuisines, gourmet restaurants, and classic eateries. The city is also one of the most expensive in the world. For that reason, prices are generally high. However, if you are traveling on a budget, cheaper alternatives serving good quality food can be found all around the city. Here are a few cheap eats in Oslo: - Syverkiosken: an iconic hot dog stand - Illegal Burger: homemade gourmet burgers served at two locations in Oslo - Freddy Fuego Burrito Bar: freshly-made burritos in the heart of Oslo - Mamma Pizza Osteria: tasty pizza and pasta for a great price - Munchies: popular hamburger restaurant with several locations around Oslo - Haralds Vaffel: waffle shop - Tuk Tuk Thai: Thai restaurant Below you will find some of the best places to eat in Oslo, Norway:


You can easily find a cafe in Oslo to rest your legs, but the city's teeming urban scene and proximity to sublime landscapes offer much more. Espresso bars, cosy bakeries, and tasty snacks can be found in every corner of the city's districts, serving top-notch products in characteristic environments. Here are some of the best cafes in Oslo, Norway:

Bars & Nightlife

Oslo has plenty of places to go for a night out, boasting top-quality wine bars, famous clubs, and innovative night spots. From fancy cocktail bars to more chill venues, the central area has a lot to offer. If you're looking for a more relaxed evening instead, you should head to Grünerløkka for a beer and a laid-back crowd. Here are the best bars and nightclubs for a fun night out in Oslo, Norway:


You will find everything in Oslo: plenty of shopping malls and department stores as well as independent boutiques and characteristic shopping streets with small shops and retailers. Antique shops, flea markets and local handicraft shops are also very popular around the city.

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