Oslo city life
Oslo is a great city, rich in cultural heritage and also beautifully picturesque, as it is surrounded by green hills and mountains. You will have many places to visit and you can enjoy a pretty vibrant night life as well.
Major landmarks of Oslo are:
- The Royal Palace
- Akershus Castle and Fortress
- The Munch Museum
- Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art in Oslo
- Oslo Cathedral
- The Norwegian Parliament
- The Botanical Garden
- Vigeland Museum
- The Nobel Peace Centre
Relax and have nice walks in the Frogner Park and check out a performance at the Oslo Opera House, the Norwegian Theatre or the National Theatre.
Oslo hosts several events like the Oslo Jazz festival, The World Cup Biathlon and many more.
If you like sports, you can watch matches of the local football, harness racing, hockey and handball teams.
In the evenings, you can enjoy and have fun in one of the many bars, pubs and night clubs.
Whenever you feel like getting out of the city, go to Oslomarka, less than half an hour away from Oslo. Here, you can walk in the forest, go hiking, and watch splendid views over the Oslofjord. There are also around 40 islands within the city limits that you can check out.
International atmosphere in Oslo
Oslo is a very multicultural city. The largest ethnic community belongs to the Pakistanis, followed by Swedes, Somalis, and Poles. Other minorities include people from Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Turkey, Morocco, Iraq and Iran and it seems Oslo is recording a general growth in terms of international immigration.
Several international fairs, conferences and festivities are held in Oslo, probably the most famous is The Nobel Prize Awards.
With a prosperous economy, Oslo has been attracting numerous foreign investment projects and it is home to some of the largest companies in the world.
In Oslo, daylight ranges from around 18 hours in midsummer, to around six hours in midwinter. Oslo has warm summers with average high temperatures of above 20 °C (68 °F), with sometimes exceeding 25 °C (77 °F). In winter, temperatures are usually below freezing 0 °C (30 °F), and sometimes weather could get colder than -10 °C (13 °F).