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It is an area of Oslo - Southern Norway that 600,000 people call home.
This place is truly a world-class city! It would be crazy to visit without seeing Royal Palace and Oslo Opera House. It is also well known for the Munch Museum and the Viking Ship Museum.
Tusenfryd Amusement Park and the Norway Trade Fairs are lovely places to take some time with the kids. Want more? HurlumHeiHuset and Hopp i Havet are sure to keep everyone grinning.
Drobak Aquarium is an undersea excursion for your entire family.
If you're intrigued by animals and wildlife, put the Oslo Reptile Park on your itinerary. Be sure to ask the staff about feeding times and where to find the zoo's more unusual species.
Spend an afternoon learning all about the fine art of brewing at one of the area's brewhouses. Both the Rignes Brewery and the Ringnes Olsenter make for quite the refreshing day of sightseeing.
Learn all about local and exotic plants at the Oslo Botanic Garden. Make sure you bring your camera so you can get a few snaps of the rarest specimens.
For fresh air and relaxation, pack a picnic and make your way over to one of the area's scenic urban parks, such as Gustav Vigeland Sculpture Park and Frogner Park. The Palace Park and Birkelunden are two more nice places to while away a lazy afternoon with a good book.
A stop at Oslo Tourist Information is an useful way of getting some information for your travels.
Admire the view over the cascading water as it crashes down into the bubbling pool below at Waterfall at Molla.
Are you in need of some cool ocean air? There's enough coastline here to keep you occupied for a day or two. Pack some snacks to keep you going and head on over to Whale Beach or Hvervenbukta Beach. You could also test the water temperature out at Paradisbukta Beach and Ingierstrand Beach.
Need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city? Make your way over to Langoyene and Hovedoya. Nature-loving visitors will also have a terrific time at Ekebergparken Sculpture Park and Kalvoya Island.
Schedule a visit to some of the many exhibition spaces in the area. The Nobel Peace Center and the Fram Museum offer a range of displays and collections that are sure to capture your attention. The Norwegian Resistance Museum and the Holmenkollen Ski Museum are also worth a visit.
Maritime history enthusiasts can get their bearings at the Kon Tiki Museum, a treasure trove of important artifacts and tales of the sea. If the winds permit, continue sailing through this region's seafaring past at the Norwegian Maritime Museum.
If you get a kick out of seeing scientific artifacts and displays, the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology should definitely be on your list of things to do.
Some travelers think of natural museums as the domain of children, but the fascinating collections at the Natural History Museum and the Botanical Museum prove that there's enough to keep the grown-ups captivated as well. You should also check out the Norwegian Folk Museum and the University Museum of Cultural Heritage.
Oslo is a hub of artistic activity, with galleries and exhibition spaces all over the place. Revel in the creative atmosphere at the National Gallery and the Vigeland Museum. The Henie Onstad Art Centre and the Museum For Contemporary Art are also well worth a look if your schedule allows.
Journey back to a time long since forgotten and discover stories of yesteryear at the Oslo City Museum or the Ullensaker Museum. Like the sound of those? You'll be able to learn even more at the Lorenskog Bygdemuseum or the Museum of Cultural History.
Discover the region's past with a trip to the Aker Brygge or Oslo City Hall, just two of the historical sites here. More tales from the days of yore are waiting for you at Henrik Ibsen Museum and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences.
Gaze at the water flowing underneath Aamot Bridge, a captivating feat of civil engineering.
Towering historic defenses, Akershus Fortress and Oscarsborg Fortress Museum allow us an insight into the area's military history. Blaker Fortress and Akershus Festning are two more places that have played a vital role in defending Oslo from enemy advances.
Oscarshall is a stately time capsule, featuring some of the finest design and craftsmanship in the region.
Whether you consider yourself spiritual or not, you'll be sure to have a nice time at Oslo Cathedral and Haslum Church. If you'd be interested to see more religious sites, have a stroll around Old Aker Church and Sagene Church.
Before you pack your suitcase and make your way home, ensure you visit a few of the lesser-known attractions here. Son Marina and Leonardo Bridge are two recommended options. If you have more time to spare, also visit the Oslo Ladegard and the National Library.
Located in Oslo City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Oslo Spektrum and Oslo Cathedral. Karl Johan Street and Oslo Opera House are also within 15 minutes.
Located in Oslo City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Cinemateket and Oslo Cathedral. Jernbanetorget and Mini Bottle Gallery are also within 5 minutes.
Located in Oslo City Centre, this luxury hotel is steps away from Oslo Nye Teater, Karl Johan Street and Parliament. National Gallery and Oslo Cathedral are also within 10 minutes.
Located in Oslo City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Museum of Cultural History and National Gallery. Royal Palace and Karl Johan Street are also within 10 minutes.
Located in Gardermoen, this eco-friendly hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from SAS Museum and 3.3 mi (5.4 km) from Ullensaker Museum. Munch Museum and Oslo Opera House are also within 32 miles (52 km).
This family-friendly Oslo hotel is located by the ocean, within a 10-minute walk of Museum of Cultural History, Royal Palace and National Gallery. Karl Johan Street and Henrik Ibsen Museum are also within 15 minutes.
Located in Gardermoen, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Ullensaker Museum and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from SAS Museum. Munch Museum and Oslo Opera House are also within 32 miles (52 km).
Located in Oslo City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Oslo Nye Teater, Karl Johan Street and Parliament. National Gallery and Oslo Cathedral are also within 10 minutes.