Oslo, the capital of Norway, is known for its world-class architecture, museums, restaurants, and shopping. The city is located close to well-preserved nature and the capital was even named the European Green Capital 2019 for its dedication to conserving natural areas and for reducing pollution. Oslo is so great, and of course, our guides think so too. We picked their brains to find the best things to do in Oslo.
Bare Jazz Oslo is a great place for coffee or beer, and to check out their amazing record selection. On the top floor, live music can be heard in the café on a regular basis. This is a must for music lovers.
You have to go and see the Holmenkollbakken ski jump, located at Holmenkollen in Oslo and it is the oldest of its kind in the world. The jump has been rebuilt 19 times but the hill has always been used as a ski hill ever since the road to Holmenkollen opened up in 1887.
Norwegians love the outdoors and they will participate in all kinds of activities whether they take place during the summer or winter time. Since Oslo is so close to nature, you should grab the metro to an end station and go on a hike!
If you want to indulge yourself in Norwegian cuisine, you should head to Fiskeriet. The restaurant specializes in fish, something that you have to try. We recommend the fish and chips or the shrimp meals, they are to die for.
If you want to try a more traditional dish, you'll have to taste Klippfisk, which is a dried and salted cod. We have to admit, it is an acquired taste but worth the try :) Norway is known for its tasty salmon, so don't leave without trying a dish that includes salmon.
On top of the Oslo Opera House, you will get an extraordinary view of Oslo. The architects wanted to create a roof that was meant to be walked on and it will unveil surprisingly different angles of the city. This is a must-do!
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