Oslo is the capital of Norway and one of Europe’s fastest-growing cities. Located in the southwest of the country, it is home to around 650,000 people who generally enjoy an excellent standard of living. Perhaps this is why the population is so open and friendly? Oslo also boasts many more green spaces than most capital cities.
It offers a range of different programmes and is in no way inferior to other European capitals. There are many internationally famous museums in Oslo, as well as restaurants serving delicious cuisine, architectural gems, historic buildings, parks, outdoor spaces and concert halls that would delight anyone.
Oslo is, above all, cosmopolitan and cultural. In Oslo, you can start by visiting the historical centre, the Royal Palace of Norway, the Vigeland Park, the Vikingskipshuset (Viking Ship Museum), the Nobel Peace Center, the Nationalgallerie (National Gallery), the Oslo Opera House and the Det Kongelige Slottet (Royal Palace).
Being a major capital, Oslo is Norway’s main business, scientific, financial and commercial hub. It is also a very desirable city from a business point of view since it is a leading player in the maritime industry (many companies operating in this sector are headquartered in Oslo) as well as in banking and industry in general.
If you are considering studying in Oslo, you will have plenty of choice regarding both free time and study options. Local teaching establishments include the University of Oslo, Oslo Metropolitan University and the BI Norwegian Business School, among others.
There are plenty of attractions and things to do in Oslo not only in winter but also in summer, when the weather is warmer and you can better take advantage of the city’s many green spaces. Whatever the reason for your trip to Oslo, you are sure to have great experiences and bring home marvellous memories. Fly from Faro Airport with SAS Scandinavian.