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Oslo – a Winter Wonderland

Oslo in the winter - Winter Park

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 -walking in a winter wonderland

Oslo is a beautiful city with streets ranging from old European architecture and charm to artistic alleys decorated in street art.
Street art in Oslo - a winter wonderland - the traveloguer travel blog

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.

Oslo streets, Vulkan - a winter wonderland -

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.

Skiing in Oslo thetraveloguer

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.

Brilliant blue skies and snow-laden trees in #Oslo πŸ’œβ„ #visitoslo #oslopass #winter #snow

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As you ascend, you can enjoy the view of pretty wooden houses with sloped roofs coated in the white stuff.Β Christmas trees defy gravity, their branches bowed beneath a layer of snow.

Oslo in the winter - Winter Park

One thing I really regret not doing in Oslo was experiencing the ice skating rink in the city centre. Definitely next time!

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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 winter getaway - sculpture - thetraveloguer

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 a winter wonderland - snow and ice

Oslo in the winter really is a lovely place to visit, and I look forward to visiting again.


Bye Oslo, you’ve been fantastic! Until next time πŸ˜ƒ ❄ #visitoslo #winterwonderland #lovenorway

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    January 29, 2016 at 7:33 am

    gorgeous photos! i’ve always wanted to visit norway, and now you’ve got me dreaming of a trip! xx

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    Eva Casey
    January 29, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Only in Norway can you take the Metro to go ski Hahaha! But really, beautiful photos! I’ve only been to Oslo once, and it was only for a day in the summer. This looks quite dreamy, though!

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      Christine Maguire
      February 1, 2016 at 12:58 pm

      Thanks Eva! I would love to visit in the summer too. πŸ™‚

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    February 1, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    So proud of being Norwegian when I read posts like this! The ice skating rink Spikersuppa in the city centre is a must, I hope you get the chance to do it next time! πŸ™‚
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      Christine Maguire
      February 1, 2016 at 12:52 pm

      I’m glad you liked it Lisa! Thanks for the name of the ice skating rink, I’ll update the post. I will definitely make the time to try it next time πŸ™‚

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    February 1, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    That looks like a snowy winter wonderland, I’m really not into snow though! Still seems like it’s worth a visit sometime!

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    Cruise Writer
    February 1, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    I have been hoping for snow so that I can snowshoe. Looks like I should head to Oslo.

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    Rosi C.
    February 1, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    not into Winter unless in NYC but great pics πŸ™‚

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    February 1, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Oslo looks beautiful in winter. I have never done winter sports, but maybe next year. πŸ™‚

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    February 1, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    nice photos! Looks like the perfect snowy destination!

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    February 1, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    How did you find the skiing in Oslo? It looks awesome, from what I can see in the photos.

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    Global Brunch
    February 1, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    I had no idea that the closest ski location was just a train ride away! That’s definitely a huge bonus. I love cities that combine urban charm with outdoor activities!

    Thanks for sharing your experience!

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    Travel Pockets (Crystal)
    February 2, 2016 at 2:21 am

    Wonderful winter photos! I don’t get to see snow often, so when I see these photos filled with snow and ice, it makes me want to visit!!

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    Tiny Traveller
    February 2, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Street art and snow – that’s a new combo for me πŸ™‚ Followed you on instagram, those pictures are awesome πŸ˜€
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    Arzo Travels
    February 2, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Oslo is really on my bucket list but itΒ΄s the prices that scare me a bit at th emoment πŸ™‚ beautiful pictures though :))

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    February 2, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    I haven’t been. Not the biggest fan of snow. I like the street art, very nice.

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    February 2, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    The unusual angle of seeing Oslo. I like the pictures, light and snow, so clean. Thank you.

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    February 3, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    Absolutely loved the pictures. You make Oslo look like heaven. It reminds me of my home town Shimla in India

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