Oslo is the capital of Norway and the green capital of Europe. With an urban skyline of marvelous modern architecture, numerous public parks and open green spaces, the city is a traveler’s delight. Sitting at the head of the Oslofjord, with the snowy slopes and alpine forests of Nordmarka looming in the background, Oslo offers picture-perfect visuals of northern waterways, arctic islands, and snowcapped mountains. Apart from being a winter sports paradise, Oslo is the city of Edvard Munch and Henrik Ibsen, making it a haven for art and culture lovers. The city is dotted with numerous museums, art galleries and parks, with the main highlight being the popular Vigeland Park and museum with Vigeland’s sculpture. The waterfront fort and former prison of Akershus Fortress are worth a visit, as is the Viking Ship Museum with its display of 9th century Viking longboats. The official residence of the Norwegian royal family is open to the public in the summers. Not surprisingly, Oslo also has an electric nightlife. Neighborhood cafes and trendy eateries serve delicious fusion food that marries traditional Nordic cuisine with global favorites. Enjoy your sushi along with a platter of polse (local hot dogs) and a jug of local beer.
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The Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo Gardermoen, is a sleek establishment linked directly to the airport terminal through a covered walkway. Only a few minutes walk from the Oslo Lufthavn train station and bus depot, the hotel is just 20 minutes away from the city center by Flytoget, the Airport Express train.