Located at the head of the Oslo Fjord in southern Norway, Oslo is the country's capital and largest city. Oslo offers its visitors skiing, kayaking, ice skating and island excursions within its expansive city limits. Explore the uniqueness of this city by booking your holiday package with Direct Flights.
Picturesque Oslo, located at the head of the Oslo Fjord in southern Norway, is the country's capital and largest city. Formerly called Christiania, Oslo's population is relatively small but it's one of Europe's largest capitals in terms of size, with skiing, kayaking, ice skating and island excursions all available within its expansive city limits. A city full of Nordic joie de vivre, the numerous parks and large forests within Oslo make it one of the world's greenest cities.
Oslo is nothing short of a winter wonderland, with hundreds of kilometres of cross-country ski trails and several ski centres inside the city. During the summer months the city's forests provide ample venues for biking and hiking, while Oslo Fjord is perfect for boating and island-hopping.
Gamlebyen, Oslo's old town, features a medieval park, the Edvard Munch Museum and the Botanical Gardens, while the much newer Holocaust Centre and Nobel Peace Centre will make you realise that Norway is a modern nation striving for peace. Oslo has much to offer, and visitors can experience it all by booking discount travel to Oslo through Direct Flights. It's fast, easy and convenient with Direct Flights, and you’ll save money with the best travel deals available.
The Royal Palace, an Oslo landmark, is naturally one of Norway's most important buildings, the seat of government and the residence of Norway's royal family that's open to the public during summer months. Akershus Castle and Fortress, a medieval complex completed in the 1300s, is now used for state occasions as well as for concerts and theatrical productions. Its grounds are also the site of the changing of His Majesty the King's Guards, occurring every day at 1:30 p.m.
The unique Kon-Tiki Museum memorialises Norwegian Thor Heyerdahl's famous voyage from Peru to Polynesia on a balsa-log raft, a 6,800 km journey undertaken to show how ancient South Americans could have populated the Polynesian islands. The museum also displays the papyrus boat Ra II, which Heyerdahl used to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Direct Flights offers fast and easy online bookings for discount travel throughout the world, including cheap holidaysm, housing a treasure trove of paintings, drawings and prints donated by the world-renowned Scandinavian painter, include one of four versions of his most famous work, "The Scream." The National Gallery, with Norway's greatest art collection, is home to another version of "The Scream." The sculptures of Gustav Vigeland, Norway's most prominent modern sculptor, are showcased at Vigelandsparken, a garden with 227 of his dramatic works. Oslo features a museum of another type, too: the Vikingskiphuset (Viking Ship Museum) exhibits three 9th-century Viking funeral ships resurrected from Oslo Fjord. Wonders of early ocean-going ship-building, the longships feature dragon and serpent carvings along with various burial furnishings.
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