Recently ranked the world’s most expensive city to live in, Oslo is a relatively tropical paradise among Scandinavian cities. Thanks to the Gulf Stream, the climate is generally pleasant in summer and the winters are a far cry from some of the blisteringly frigid, sub-freezing environments of her neighboring cities. With a population of just under one million including the surrounding area, Oslo is a vibrant city that has grown over the centuries into a unique and interesting culture. Dating back someone thousand years, this capital of Norway has an exceptional harbor that makes visiting via boat an enjoyable and easily scheduled way of travel. In addition to Oslo’s many museums and various parks, outdoor galleries (like the popular Vigeland Sculpture Park) make viewing the numerous examples of this rich culture very easy. Shopping, great food, and a lively nightlife are also waiting until you if you are up to it. Good quality budget food can be discovered in Torggata, and offers both local and international favorites. The surrounding countryside makes a great place for cold-weather sports like skiing and snowboarding, and the locals are tolerant of less than perfect novices.
The Oslo City Hall is a brick-and-red building that was built in 1950 to celebrate the city of Oslo. It was completed by Norwegian artists with constant decoration and retouching. The halls of the city hall showcase the works of many artists, showing the history, culture and people's work and life in Norway. Every room here is special, with furnishings, figure murals, and sea views through the windows, giving visitors a sense of the history.
Standing in the northwest corner of the capital Oslo, the Vigeland Park is where you can see open lawns, lush forests, and ponds. It is a great place for people to take a walk and have a picnic. On the sidewalks in the middle of the Vigeland Park, there are various life-size human statues, and Vigeland used human body statues to express a series of emotions.
The town of Flam is located in the heart of the Aurland Fjord, hidden in the embrace of three mountains, known as "the place close to God." The town is fresh and sunny, with beautiful fjord views, beautiful mountains, and a number of orchards and quaint rural buildings. It is the starting and ending point of the famous Flemish Alpine Railway and an important cruise port.