Flights to Oslo
Oslo – the urbane Rose of the North in a splendid natural setting
The fairy-tale-beautiful Norway has chosen Oslo as its capital. And that’s how it’s been for over 200 years. Vikings, trolls, the royal family, modern architecture, urbanist values, Michelin starred restaurants, festivals, museums, parks, green ethos and contemporary art centres are just a few of the keywords for Oslo. Seemingly born and raised in the middle of nature, peace and silence, this true rose of the north astonishes visitors with its fondness for city life and culture.
Kids & families
Tusenfryd Amusement Park
When travelling with children, we recommend visiting Tusenfryd Amusement Park, Norway’s biggest and meant for all ages. The park offers activities for the entire day and the cafes will keep the oldest visitors’ spirits and energy high as well. When planning a trip, please note that the amusement park season runs from April to late October.
Plan your visit at least five days in advance and look for “smart day” tickets on the web – these orange tickets are marked down the most.
The Reptile Zoo is a real chamber of horrors for those with weak nerves. It has over a hundred individual creatures from tarantulas, frogs to crocodiles.
Fasciating educational museums
The Botanical Garden, the International Museum of Children’s Art, and the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology cultivate an insatiable curiosity about everything that’s fascinating in nature, science and the fine arts.
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A cultural experience fot the whole family – enjoy the wood sculptures by British artist Tom Hare and outdoor concerts on Saturday evenings. The park has more than 5,500 different plants and is free of charge for the public.
Culture and architecture
Looking on as bystanders, it’s clear that Oslo never wearies. The quaint little centuries-old wooden houses bid a cheery welcome and embrace their more modern siblings with open arms – no other city in the Nordics has as much modern architecture. The progressiveness isn’t only reflected in architecture but in Oslo’s entire outlook and values.
Museums and temples to culture
Visit the famous Nobel Peace Center, the Kon-Tiki, the Viking Ship Museum or Munch Museum and enjoy the exhibits in the galleries. An amazing view of the city from Stovner Tower (Stovnertårnet), whose architecture will simply astonish the most experienced eyes. Add in the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, modern art museums and the Holmenkollen ski centre, and you begin to get an idea of all of the features the city has to offer.
Food, drink and nightlife
Oasis of the best flavours
It’s likely you will have some of the best and most memorable evenings of your life when you visit the cafes and restaurants on every street corner. Oslo’s restaurants are famous for their use of fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
A restaurant with three Michelin stars
If you’re looking to visit the best restaurants, we advise planning your trip around your table bookings. It sometimes takes several months on a waiting list before a table opens up for the three-Michelin-starred Maaemo. Here at Nordica, we think it’s worth the wait for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
For kebab lovers
Big kebab fans who aren’t planning to travel to Berlin soon should know that Bislett Kebab House, the most popular and acclaimed eatery of its kind, has a citywide presence.
Oslo is rich in nightlife. The city has many different clubs and bars and depending on the day, something is always going on somewhere. People in Oslo are in the habit of visiting different parties and/or concerts during the course of a single evening. The most popular music club is Blå (modern jazz and R&B), and popular nightclubs are The Club, Jæger and LaWo, plus Skaugum and Dattera til Hagen, with pleasant courtyards in the rear.
Oslo is characterized by the convenient, efficient, clean and proper public transport typical of all of Norway. Trams, buses and Metro trains are all in service, while bicycles are the unrivalled mode of transport for locals
The same ticket is good on all above-ground transport and some boats, which are a convenient way to get to many museums. And there are truly many museums in Oslo – about as many as there are theatres per capita in Estonia.
Did you know...
- In 2020, Oslo will become a carbon-free city, as it bans cars that run on fossil fuels
- One of Edvard Munch’s most famous paintings, The Scream, exists in four versions, three of which are various Oslo museums
- Nordica’s direct flight from Tallinn to Oslo takes 1 hour and 35 minutes
HOLMENKOLLEN SKI FESTIVAL
9-11 / March / 2018
Tallinn (TLL) - Oslo (OSL)