Icelandair’s flights to Oslo are a lot more comfortable than the Viking ship travel that was all the rage a millennium ago or so. This beautiful capital city still pays homage to its history, but honors today’s visitors with a host of attractions that will satisfy every taste.
Oslo is bold and beautiful
Built on the dazzling, island-studded Oslo Fjord, this is a walking city, from its picturesque harbor to the Royal palace. Beautiful parks, stunning architecture, world-class shops and restaurants, and an enormous variety of museums will fill your days with wonder.
Well known for hosting the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony each December at City Hall, Oslo’s cultural repertoire includes museums celebrating the works of Gustav Vigeland, Henrik Ibsen and Edvard Munch, as well as The Viking Ship Museum of Cultural History, with two intact 9th-century Viking ships and artifacts from Viking tombs around the Oslo Fjord. The Open-Air Museum features 155 authentic historic buildings from different regions of the country, including a 13th-century Stave Church. Don’t forget to take your camera!
No visit to Oslo is complete without a visit to the Holmenkollen ski jump, erected for the Winter Olympics in Oslo in 1952 (stop along the way for hot chocolate and apple cake in front of a roaring fire at Kafe Seterstua). Of course, there are numerous opportunities for skiing throughout Norway, including another famous Olympic village in Lillehammer (Winter games 1994).
Have you driven a fjord in Norway lately?
The Norwegian fjords gouge deep into the mountainous terrain, twisting and turning to form picture-perfect vistas that will forever live in your dreams. The many towns and villages that dot the fjords form a colorful palette as you wind your way through tunnels and past crystalline lakes and tumbling waterfalls, on roads that stretch hundreds of miles above the Arctic Circle to the land of the true Midnight Sun.
From the charming and friendly people (English is commonly spoken in the cities) to the breathtakingly stunning countryside, a vacation in Norway will never be forgotten!
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- Icelandair flights to Oslo arrive at Gardemoen International Airport, situated about 30 miles from the city center. These cheap flights to Norway offer you the best route to Oslo, with the Airport Express train running every 10 minutes and accessible from within the terminal. Taxis and buses are available and take 45-50 minutes.