Situated at the end of the majestic Oslofjord inlet is the Norwegian capital of Oslo.
Officially founded in the year 1049, the advent of the second millennium of this fascinating place is tantalizingly close. Firmly rooted in its great traditions, this is also a modern metropolis with one of the strongest economies in all of Europe. Visitors are just as likely to visit a Viking ship that’s centuries-old as they are to view modern art in one of the many museums here. And despite its northern latitude, the verdant gardens found throughout are stunning.
The current population of the city runs at about 675,000 with those numbers swelling to over a million in the greater metro area. Visitors have any number of attractions to choose from here along with a treasure trove of interesting districts to explore. Try your hand at discovery in neighborhoods such as the café-laden Frogner and its beautiful old streets, the youthful university-influenced area of Bislett and St. Hanshaugen, the revitalized dock district turned restaurant haven Aker Brygge and the popular artsy district of Grunerlokka.