Much celebrated as the ‘Nordic City of Light’, Oslo, capital of Norway is one of the Top 10 city break destinations as ranked in the 2010 World Travel Awards. A little high on economic plane, Oslo is the melting pot of endless scenic views, entertainment and cultural attractions and a place you cannot miss on a budget holiday trip to Norway.
The city that was known for its flourishing art scene has got a further face lift with the grand fiscal upsurge; and the new Oslo is now represented by the marvellous white marble and granite Opera House.
With all inclusive holiday deals, visit the land of exceptional museums, art galleries, cathedrals and the much famed Vigeland Sculpture Park and Opera House.
Must See Attractions in Oslo to Visit with Best Holiday Deals
For the backpackers who have already set for weekend tour to Oslo, let’s take a look at some of the best places to visit in this compact city nestled around the northern tip of the fjord.
Capture the awe inspiring sculpture art atVigelandsparken Sculpture Park
Also known as Frognersparken, Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park is one of the most popular tourist sites in Oslo that attracts a number of travellers from across the globe with budget family holiday deals. For those who are keen to observe the Norwegian people and ethnicity, it is an incredible place to find hundreds of Norwegians picnicking around the famous sculptures like the 14-metre high Monolith which consists of 121 human figures.
Let Loose For an Ultimate Musical Stroke at the Oslo Opera House
Settled beautifully on the banks of the Bjorvika district, close to the central station, the startling Opera House was designed by the famous Norwegian architectural firm Snohetta. It took them five years to complete this spectacular structure which has overtaken the position of the largest cultural building in Norway after Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim. Providing a unique platform to the world premiers of new and known Norwegian works ranging from classics to western, apart from various grand concerts and other live performances, the Opera House aims to bring culture to a wider audience.
Holmenkollen Ski Museum & Tower
Enter the world of unlimited fun and adventure with a visit to Holmenkollen Ski Museum & Tower that houses the world’s most modern ski jump – the Holmenkollen Ski Jump. This arresting monument of steel and concrete soars around 60 metres above the ground p made up of 100 tons of steel. Right inside the base of Holmenkollen Ski Jump tower, is the Ski Museum which presents over 4000-year old history of skiing and the wonder tales of Norwegian polar explorers Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen.
Delve into Fascinating Norwegian Culture at Norwegian Folk Museum
With a trip to Norwegian Folk Museum after flights to Oslo, seize your chance to experience the mesmerising traditional farmhouses with grass roofs or a stunning wooden stave church dating from 1200 and discover an early 20th century Norwegian village featuring all stores from candy shop, dentist, and prison to pharmacy. You’ll also find recreations assembled from modern homes like the Pakistani-Norwegian home besides myriad traditional crafts, music, dancing, food and exhibits like traditional Norwegian clothing.
Peep into the Stimulating Persona of Norway with Oslo Holiday 2013
Oslo is a sophisticated seaside urban that makes an ideal stop over point for a intimate exploration of Norway. There are several other outstanding sites in Oslo which are worth a visit with low cost flight deals such as the ever dazzling Akershus Fortress, Viking Ship Museum, National Gallery, Oslo Domkirke and many more.