Every tourist destination has it’s attractions. However, because every tourist is different, these attractions have greater or lesser value. In this series Gary’s gives his reasons for traveling to a particular place. Hopefully some of his thoughts will entice you to consider adding this particular place to your itinerary. The entire series is being categorized under the heading, “Spotlights.” You may find more about these locations in the archives of this website, under headings such as, “Great Places,” “Things to Do in,” “Best of,” “Top 10” and “Places of a Lifetime.” In addition, there may be “Walking Tours” of these places available for purchase on the website for the low price of $1.49 each.
Oslo Norway lies at the end of Oslo Fjord, and the city center wraps itself around the harbor. Relatively small, as capital cities go, Oslo Norway is easily walkable and contains many attractions to entice the traveler. Include Oslo Norway in your Scandinavian travel plans for at least the following reasons:
1. Akershus Fortress dominates the eastern side of the city center. Its grounds are park-like and attract both locals and tourists alike.
2. The most prominent building in the city center is City Hall, which hosts the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize annually.
3. Perhaps the most interesting attraction in Oslo Norway is the Vigeland Sculpture Park, located within Frogner Park, on the outskirts of the city.
4. The Norwegian Parliament meets just minutes from the harbor area.