About Oslo in Norway
Located at the head of the Oslo fjord in the southeast part of the country, Oslo is the capital and largest city of Norway. It is now Oslo's main commercial, industrial, and transportation centre, and its harbour is the largest and busiest in Norway. Oslo has a humid continental climate.
Oslo is rich in culture heritage and natural attractions, housing a wealth of historical buildings, museums and art galleries. The medieval Akershus Castle and Fortress are strategically situated on the eastern side of the harbor for domination of the Oslo harborside.
The Norweigan Folk Museum is the largest museum of cultural history in Norway, in which the Open-Air Museum features over one hundred authentic buildings from all over the country, like Gol Stave Church, from the 13th century. Other major museums are the Viking Ship Museum, the Munch Museum, Barnekunst Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and so on. The City Hall is the place where the annual Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held. Slottsparken is the park that surrounds the Royal Palace. The Vigeland Sculpture Park is one of Oslo’s most well known attractions, housing an impressive collection of about 200 bronze and granite sculptures. Opened in 1899, the National Theatre is a good example of Norwegian architecture. Other attractions include Oslo Cathedral, the National Gallery, Henie-Onstad Art Centre, and Parliament Building.