Oslo is perfectly situated at the peak of the Oslo Fjord and surrounded by mountains and forests. This beautiful city consists of around 40 islands and the largest is Malmoya. The climate in Oslo is milder than other cities with same latitude. Oslo also has warm pleasant summers which last from June to August.
Oslo was discovered by Harald Hardrade during 1050 AD but there were traces that show its existence possibly back as far as 1000 AD. The Vikings reigned over Oslo and developed this village having control over the harbor. Oslo flourished during the Viking Ages to the Middle Ages when kings took over the city and introduced Christianity.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
Oslo has a vibrant music scene, so it is not surprising that it hosts many music festivals including the Norwegian Wood Rock Festival in June, Oya Festival and Oslo Jazz Festival both in August, as well as the ULTIMA Oslo Contemporary Music Festival in September. Oslo has many interesting museums including the Fram Museum, Viking Ship Museum, Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology, Natural History Museum and Holmenkollen Ski Museum which is the oldest ski museum in the world. Other must-see attractions in Oslo include the National Gallery, Akershus Fortress, Vigeland Sculpture Park and the TusenFryd Amusement Park which attracts thousands of tourists each year.
Walking is the easiest way to get around the city, but you can also choose to ride a bike since there are more than 100 bike stations all over the city. To travel further afield, it is best to take the metro, bus or tram.