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VIKING SHIP MUSEUM

Situated on the Bygdøy peninsula, the Viking ship museum (Vikingskipshuset) was built at the beginning of 20th century, as a shelter for the Viking ships. Before that, the ships were stored in the building of University of Oslo. The museum hosts three of the Viking ships found next to the town Tønsberg in south of…

TROLLS

You have probably heard of them and definitely have seen them in numerous souvenirs stores around Norway, but you actually don’t know what they are. You know they called trolls and they’re specific for Scandinavian countries but you’re not sure what they represent. But to be honest, nobody does. Being a part of mythology that…

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN OSLO

Outdoor life is very important for Norwegians. It means that any outdoor activity such as hiking, skiing, hunting or just walking in the fresh air is a big part of everyday life. Going back to the nature is considered healthy habit in this very stressful way of life and it’s a way of re-calibrating your…

OSLO CITY MUSEUM

    Situated on the western side of the Vigeland park, the Oslo City Museum, gives an incredible insight on history of the Norwegian capital. Rather small, when compared to some other worldwide city museum, the Oslo city museum is very rich when it comes to the artifacts and explanations. The initiator and curator for…

NORWEGIAN BREAKFAST

Each of the nations has some peculiar things they eat through out of a day, but these that we have listed here would be some of the most typical for a Norwegian breakfast 🙂 The ground base of every breakfast is a whole wheat breadwith various spreads like, my everybody’s favourite, salted butter (smør). Norwegians…

Travel Expo

TravelXpo is a new concept from Compass Fairs which aims to unite both travel and tourism industry in Norway together with the rest of the world under.                                 The public fair took take place for the first time at the…

Rakfiskfestivalen

The world is full of interesting foods and Norway is no exception. Being a rather cold country when it comes to weather climate the food preparation and storage has followed certain rules. Fermentation, pickling, and drying are just a few of the most usual forms of food preservation. Traditionally fish fermentation in Norway has been…

Holmenkollen Ski Museum

The Ski Museum in Oslo was founded in 1923 and it’s considered to be the world’s oldest ski museum.   The private collection of the architect Hjalmar Welhaven formed the foundation of the antique and historic skis on display at the museum. Until 1951, the collection was housed in a building in the Oslo neighborhood…

Oslo City Hall

Situated right on the Waterfront of the city you’ll find the main administrative body and the seat of the City Council. The red brick building was constructed between 1931 and 1950, with an interruption during the Second World War. Designed by architects Arnstein Arneberg and Magnus Poulsson and decorated by over twenty local artists it’s…

Norway’s Resistance Museum

Located at the Akershus Fortress in Oslo you can find one of the most important museums in the city. Norway’s Resistance Museum (Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum) focuses on Norwegian resistance during the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany from 1940 to 1945. The museum has very rich equipment, photos, and documents from the war years. Established as…

Skibladner

Norway is abundant in rivers and lakes, but what you probably didn’t know that just an hour and a half drive from Oslo there’s one of the largest lakes in the country. Lake Mjøsa is also one of the deepest lakes, both in Norway and Europe but with an average depth of 153 meters most…

Oscarsborg Fortress

A jewel in the Drøbak narrow is definitely the Oscarsborg Fortress. Originally the fortress was created to resist any attack from the sea but only on the 9th of April 1940, the Oscarsborg festning endured its first real trial. The fortress delayed the German attack by sinking the heavy cruiser “Blücher”; the newest battleship of…

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