Many of us know about the city of Oslo only that it is the capital of Norway. But in fact, it is an ideal holiday destination, which is replete with beautiful architecture, museums, cultural centers and restaurants with delicious local dishes and delicacies.
Oslo was founded in 1048 and until 1925 it was renamed three times. Scientists still have not come to a consensus about the etymology of the name of the capital of Norway. According to one version, the name Oslo means “the mouth of Lo”, by the name of the river that once flowed here. According to the second version, it is believed that this was
the name of the large farm in Bjorvik, but the meaning of this name is disputed. Modern linguists usually interpret the name Óslo or Áslo as “meadow at the foot of a hill” or “meadow consecrated by the gods”.
Oslo perfectly combines the vibrant atmosphere and tranquility of a provincial town. You can have a great time in restaurants, bars and coffee houses, or enjoy a cultural holiday while exploring local attractions.
Akershus Castle is striking in its majestic and powerful appearance. It was built in the 14th century in the central part of the city for defensive purposes. 5 centuries later, the castle was restored and began to be used for government receptions. Vigeland Sculpture Park is the most famous and very unusual park in Norway. It is dedicated to the subject of human conditions. Most of the statues depict people who are captured during various activities, such as running, wrestling, dancing, hugs, etc. Each of the statues conveys a certain set of emotions, human relationships, often with a deep philosophical implication, which makes many compositions difficult for perceptions. Royal Palace in Oslo was built in the first half of the 19th century in the style of classicism. It is surrounded by a picturesque park with ponds, lakes and various sculptures. In summer, it is in greatest demand in connection with excursions conducted on its territory.
This is just a small list of Oslo’s attractions, in fact there are much more. So that you can examine most of them in one day, we suggest you order a taxi from us. The driver will not only quickly take you to the desired attraction, but also tell you what is best to visit and inspect. We will be very happy to provide you this service.