Oslo is a metropolitan city situated in a unique place between the Oslo fjord and forests. It has a population of nearly 700.000 and is the capital and the largest city of Norway. The city centre is very compact and can be easily explored by foot or bike. Also it has a very flexible public transport system so traveling around is easy without a car.
What to do
One of the most popular buildings is Oslo Opera House. It is famous for its roof, because you can walk on it. It was built as an opposition for ‘’please do not touch’’ sign, that tourists often are met with, when traveling around the world. Moreover, you have to be aware that you are walking on three scenes, each unequally designed and a spectacular workplace for more than 600 ballet and opera artists and professionals.
Vigeland is yet another most visited attraction in Oslo with more than 1 million visitors every year. This unique park of sculptures is a life time work of sculptor Gustav Vigeland (1849-1943) and has more than 200 sculptures in cast iron, granite and bronze. This park is opened throughout the year.
Holmenkollen ski museum and tower is interesting place to visit not only for ski fanatics, but also for regular tourists. It is a historic landmark of Norway and it signifies more than a century of skiing competitions held there. Museum tells the story of 4000 years of skiing history and is the oldest of its kind in the world. There is an observation deck built on the top of the jump tower, where spectacular view of Oslo can be observed.
Where to eat
Oslo is famous for its tasty cuisine and can offer a huge variety of restaurants to choose from. Michelin recommends few such as Maaemo ***, Fauna * or Restaurant Kontrast *.
Traveling by campervan, motorhome or RV
It is very easy to explore Olso by camper, because here you will find many campsites available to choose from. There are several options, so you can choose where you want to stay and how much you are planning to spend. If you want to stay in Oslo you can choose one of these campings – Ekeberg Camp, Bogstad Camping or Oslo Fjord Camp. If you prefer to stay closer to nature and distance does not scare you then you can choose these top rated campsites, that are situated about 50km away from Oslo. Drammen Camping is a campsite in Drammen and is placed just by the river, you will be surrounded by beautiful nature. Another option is Hokksund Camping AS, which is also located just by the river, but is a little bit farer from Oslo. This campersite is designed for families and also is very popular by the fishers – during the season Drammen river is full of salmon. If you want to rent a local campervan you can check available options here.