Norway’s Oslo is a perfect place for a winter getaway. If a winter wonderland of snowy white streets, twinkling fairy lights and winter activities are your idea of the ideal winter weekend, then look no further than Oslo.
Oslo is a beautiful city with streets ranging from old European architecture and charm to artistic alleys decorated in street art.
If you visit in December or January, you may be greeted by a sheet of white covering everything, something that will make you feel all cosy and festive, even after Christmas has passed.
Perhaps the greatest thing about Oslo is the absolute treasure that is located in the hills outside the city.
A short train ride will take you up the alpine mountains to Oslo’s Winter Park, where a snowy world of skiing, sledging and snowboarding awaits.
All you have to do is follow the happy people carrying skis in any metro station. Jump on board and marvel at the ease of going from capital city to a snowy heaven in minutes.
As you ascend, you can enjoy the view of pretty wooden houses with sloped roofs coated in the white stuff. Christmas trees defy gravity, their branches bowed beneath a layer of snow.
One thing I really regret not doing in Oslo was experiencing the ice skating rink in the city centre. Definitely next time!
If the icy air outside isn’t your thing, there’s plenty of indoor activities to keep you amused. Take coffee for example. From my experience, coffee in Oslo is goo-ood. Very good.
Then there’s the museums, like the Munch museum.
Oslo really has it all when it comes to a winter getaway. It’s festive, wintery and inside is cosy and warm. As a Christmas lover, I was especially pleased to see Christmas lights and garlands still up in mid-January!
Oslo in the winter really is a lovely place to visit, and I look forward to visiting again.
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