Oslo, The Perfect Balance of City Life and The Outdoors

Oslo is the Norwegian capital which offers the perfect balance of city life and the outdoors. There is a good variety of culture and history with many things to do.
I stayed at the Radisson Blu Plaza hotel which is the tallest hotel in Norway and has a great location in the city center. The service at the hotel was also very good.
Some of the must see places are the Vigelandsparken sculpture park and the Holmenkollen ski museum. I enjoyed my visit to the sculpture park, and if like me you also have a sweet tooth, you will love the cafe at the main entrance which serves delicious cakes and pastries.
Oslo Opera HouseA visit to Oslo is incomplete without a visit to the Opera house. The building is a glass and marble building with impressive architecture. There are also various opera and ballet performances taking place throughout the year.
Akershus Fortress makes for an interesting day and is a good place to learn more about the history of Oslo. Other places to visit include the Viking Ship Museum and the Natural History Museum.Art lovers should make a trip to the National Gallery which is where Norway’s largest collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures are found.
There are plenty of places to eat and you will find a range of cuisines such as the American Friday’s and the a la carte Feinschmecker. If you want to try some traditional Norwegian food head over to Kaffistova in the Bondeheimen hotel. One of my favorite places to eat was The Kasbah which was a cosy hang out with delicious Mediterranean food. This was a fun place with entertaining quiz nights taking place.
OsloOslo’s nightlife is very vibrant. The city center area around Karl Johans gate is great for those of you into the jazz and blues. Aker Brygge is a nice place to enjoy some drinks on the waterfront. If you want to party the night away, head over to Frogner. Skaugum is a popular club and I enjoyed the atmosphere. If you are looking for an exclusive night out the club Raspoutine will not disappoint. I was amazed by the lavish exterior which is beautifully designed with velvet and crystals. If you are a large group, I recommend booking a table to make sure you get in.
Oslo is an exciting place to visit with something for everyone. I had an amazing time and would definitely go back again. My only regret was not having more time in Oslo.


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