Oslo – What to Know?
Oslo is the capital of Norway, one of the most beautiful countries we’ve seen, but its capital has no great interest at first sight, except for one or another funny building, such as the opera or fortress of Akershus, but on the other hand Oslo is surrounded by a beautiful natural landscape.
The city lies at the tip of the Oslo fjord, Oslofjorden and if you drive about 30 minutes out of the city center you to be surrounded by nature.
If you want you can or take a ferrie to one of the islands that are at the foot of Oslo.
The city itself is quite relaxed, with many foreigners (12% of the population), without much visual pollution, the buildings are not very tall, the streets are clean and there are some green spaces.
The most famous park of the city is the Vigeland Park, here you can see 212 sculptures by the Norwegian artist Gustav Vigeland, we also highlight the Olympic ski jumping complex that is something that we, people from hot countries do not have the opportunity to see very often, besides being in a very beautiful area and with a view to the whole city.
Access to Oslo by car is somewhat different from what is normal in other European cities, you always need to pay t to enter the city, regardless of the access route used, they use a system called AutoPASS which is an automatic payment.
Oslo has 3 large road tunnels under the city, and is possible to pass under almost the whole city without even seeing the sky.
For overnight stay in a motorhome is practically impossible in the city center.
The only option is to park outside and take a shuttle (bus / train).
At last we can say that Oslo is an expensive city, not for the Norwegians of course, but for most of us everything is expensive, especially stuff like dinner in a restaurant, hotels and, transport .
We do not think Oslo is a capital for which we would retourn but the 5 days we spent here were very pleasant.
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