Episode 37

Join us (LFCG) in Oslo

Arvid Madland Lyngnes published on

Oslo has been around since 1,000 CE. But a fire burned the city in 1624, so it practically had to be rebuilt – with the Akershus fortress as the only medieval building standing until today. So while Stockholm has its Gamla Stan which can make you feel like you’re in a living, breathing museum, Oslo is pretty much a work in progress: cranes keep appearing, the architecture keeps evolving, the skyline keeps changing. Neighborhoods that used to be semi-abandoned are becoming hip. More bars and restaurants are opening every year. In the midst of it all, creative endeavors like SALT, a nomadic festival that combines art and music with sauna culture, feel right at home in Oslo’s current state of awakening.The fjords, the forests, the archipelagos. It’s no secret that Norway is one of the most beautiful places in the world. And it may be a huge country, but Oslo is the best base of operations for you to explore it. Thanks to the city’s airport, and also to its extensive network of trains, ferries and buses, you can catch all the stunning views from places like Trolltunga or Preikestolen, venture beyond the Arctic Circle for polar bears and the Northern Lights, or even cross the border to Sweden in just an hour and a half. There are some beautiful sights over there as well.

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