I loved visiting Oslo with my mother in 2017. It’s beautiful, clean, and known for it’s architecture. We only spent a day there, but the cycling tour we took with Viking Biking Oslo (395 kroner per adult) allowed us to see the highlights of the city in just 3 hours, whilst still being pretty relaxed.
We began by going to the Akershus Fortress, a medieval castle built in the 13th century to protect Oslo. We did not enter it, but had time to walk the walls.
Next up was the Oslo City Hall, a municipal building housing the city council and administrative body, making it an important attraction.
From there we went to the main street of Karl Johans Gate and uphill slightly to the Royal Palace Gardens, and it was so pretty.
We then cycled to the Frogner Sculpture Park, containing the famous Vigeland installation. The large park shows off some unique art pieces, and we had plenty of time to look around before exploring the impressive neo-classical architecture of the Frogner neighbourhood.
The tour finished at the harbour areas of Tjuvholmen, where there are more modern sculptures, and Aker Brygge. The atmosphere was stunning, calm and happy at the same time.
To conclude – I love Oslo. Enough said.
I would definitely like to return to Norway in the future, and I would love to go hiking there one day! (or several days)