The Vibes of Oslo, Norway

The Vibes of Oslo, Norway, Oslo, Norway (B)

The almost thousand-year old capital of Norway has known an incredible expansion for the past dozens of years making it one of the most expensive cities of the world and is really worth a visit. Follow us throughout Oslo discovering its various neighbourhoods.

The Central Train Station in the city centre is the arrival point of most visitors to the Norwegian capital. Scents emerge from its food courts, about a dozen of different languages can be heard, and a rainbow of skin colours reminds us that about a quarter of Oslo is made of immigrants attracted by the booming economy of the country. Just out of the station, the modern architecture of buildings captures our attention right away.

We are drawn towards the Oslo Opera House and find ourselves captivated by the modern architecture of this iceberg coming out of the clear blue waters of the Oslofjord. This amazing building all covered in marble and glass is a gathering point for tourists and locals alike, whom wander on the inclined plaza that surrounds the main structure from sea to roof-top level. Seagulls circle above, and their shadows play with the wavy aluminium covering the top tower contrasting with the white marble and the blue sky. It is hard to imagine that only a few years ago, a wrecked shipyard was occupying that spot. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: The Vibes of Oslo, Norway
Guide Location: Norway » Oslo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Marcella Van Alphen
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • The Central Train Station
  • the Oslo Opera House
  • Aker Brygge
  • Astrup Fearnley Museet of modern art
  • the National Gallery in the Universitetsgata
  • Grønland
  • Damstredet Street
  • Mathallen food court
  • Gressholmen Kro

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