About Oslo Attractions
Even if visitors are prepared for it, a first glimpse of this regal city often takes their breath away. Curving around the innermost shore of Oslofjord, the city is dazzling in its contrasts: a 19th-century Neoclassical center sitting among modern skyscrapers. The surrounding topography is revered for both its beauty and its wealth of diversions, which range from hiking and gulp! base-jumping to downhill and cross-country skiing. Even less adventurous tourists find plenty to do in and around the city. Start with Tryvannstårnet, a hilltop tower that offers spectacular perspectives of the fjord. Bygdøy Peninsula, just west of the city center, is home to many top attractions, museums and ever-popular Huk Beach. In the center itself are Akershus Slott, a palace dating from the 14th century; 17th-century Oslo Domkirke and its amazing, five-story organ; and Det Norske Kongehus (Slottet), residence of the King of Norway. Meanwhile, kids of all ages enjoy high-octane thrills at Tusenfryd Amusement Park, fifteen miles south. And, should you need a breather, Oslo boasts countless greenspaces like Slottsparken, the park surrounding the royal palace that are great places to spend sunny afternoons.
About Kelly Sigmon
Senior editor Kelly Sigmon is Southern born and Ivy educated. During his tenure with the company, Kelly has prized being a mystery traveler and overseeing the printed 10Best Travel Guides for San Francisco, Miami, and Atlanta.
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