City Breaks to Oslo
From the Karl Johans Gate and the Royal Palace to the recently developed wharf side and amazing sculpture park, the city break Oslo offers is astounding. There is so much to see and do that you will wish you had more time to explore.
Do not despair. Oslo is on a similar latitude to Aberdeen and is really not that far away for you to return and see the sights you missed the first time round on your city break Oslo style. Join all the other holidaymakers for a fun time with some Viking history and Nordic charm to top it all off.
Types of Oslo city breaks
If you are obsessed with Viking history, a city break Oslo style is a must because the city is home to the Historik Museum which houses rare Viking objects, as well as the Viking Ship Museum in Bygdoy. This gives you a glimpse of what life was like more than 1,000 years ago.
Keeping on the seafaring theme for a break in Oslo is the Kon-Tiki Museum which contains the raft which sailed across the Pacific Ocean in 1947. It was manned by six men, took 101 days, covered nearly 5,000 miles, and proved that is was possible for South Americans to reach Polynesia in rafts in bygone days.
For sculpture-loving city breaks, Oslo can offer the Vigelandsparken, named after Gustav Vigeland who sculpted the 212 sculptures that are positioned around the park. They are all life sized models, showing humanity in all its different stages, from the Little Angry Boy to the Wheel of Life where human forms bend to create a circle of never-ending unity.
If art is what draws you on a city break, Oslo has a plentiful supply of art museums to keep you satisfied. The Munch-museet has the largest collection of work by Edvard Munch, the greatest Norwegian artist of the last few centuries. There are over 20,000 paintings, prints and drawings, but not all are displayed at any one time! Otherwise your city break Oslo style might go on a bit longer than expected!
As well as the sculpture park and museums, there are many ways to amuse children in Oslo. There is an Arctic display of stuffed animals in the Zoologisk Museum as well as creatures from other parts of the world.
The largest open-air museum in Europe is one not to be missed. Here you can view over 150 buildings and imagine what it was like to live in a fishing community or valley in years gone by. There are also folk costumes on display as well as folk art, with many examples of intricate woodcarving.
Many of the city breaks Oslo offers can be expensive as Norway, like Sweden, is known for having hiked-up prices. However, take heart, because if you book a bargain flight with BudgetAir, at least you know you will be saving on that part of the city break to Oslo.