Oslo is the capital of and largest city in Norway. It is located in the southeastern part of the country, at the head of the 100 kilometer long Oslofjord.

The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet 
Photo: VisitOslo/Normanns Kunstforlag/Terje Bakke Pettersen

Oslo has a great location with the sea and Oslofjord on one side, and the forest on the other creating great opportunities for experiencing both city life and the great outdoors. Swim in the fjord, hike in the forest, and enjoy a concert in the Opera House (The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet) all in the same day!

Among Oslo's main attractions you find Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park,The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, the Viking Ship, Kon Tiki and Fram museums at Bygdøy, Holmenkollen Ski Jump, Akershus Fortress and the National Gallery.

Oslo in numbers: Oslo's population by 1.1.2014 was 634 463 (over 1.5 million if its surroundings is included). 9 874 children was born in 2013, while 4 153 people died. Life expectancy for women is 82.4 years and for men 78.1 years. Average income for all inhabitants over the age of 17 was NOK 433 000 before tax in 2012.

"Sinnataggen", Sculpture in Vigelandsparken
Photo: VisitOSLO/Normanns Kunstforlag/Trygve Gulbrandsen@Vigelands-museet/BONO

Vikingship museum
Photo: VisitOSLO/Nancy Bundt

Photo: VisitOSLO/Nancy Bundt@Vigeland-museet/BONO

Published October 22, 2013