Oslo offers a fascinating combination of wilderness and city life. You can visit the small islands of the Oslo fjord and enjoy the musical delights and award-winning architecture of the Oslo opera house – all in one day. Beaches, as well as ski and trekking tracks almost in the centre of the city make you want to spend as much time outdoors as possible. But there is plenty to do indoors too: tourists can take time to visit the trendy cafes and boutiques at Grünerløkka, admire the picturesque wooden houses at Rodeløkka or visit one of the many museums.

Famous for its winter sports competitions, Holmenkollen ski jump houses the world’s oldest museum specialising in skis and the history of skiing. You can also visit the starting platform for a glimpse of the breathtaking view ahead of the brave ski jumpers. When visiting the Bygdøy peninsula, the highlight is the  Viking Ship Museum or the ship Fram, a wooden icebreaker used on expeditions to the Arctic and the North Pole. Visit the National Gallery to see the famous Scream painting by Edvard Munch. Vigeland Sculpture Park is filled with magnificent sculptures and makes an ideal spot for a picnic but now the time of year we are visiting with a low of 4 degrees and a high of 11 !!oslo 1