Winter is a beautiful time to visit the Norwegian capital of Oslo. The fact that the sun doesn’t rise until after 9:00am means that you can spend lazy mornings in your accommodation before setting off for some sightseeing. There are some fantastic attractions to see, or you can take part in the fun winter activities.
Outdoor ice skating
What better way is there to get in the festive mood than with some outdoor ice skating? Oslo has a number of rinks open during the winter season, including Frogner stadion, Spikersuppa, and Valle Hovin.
Get on your skis
If you want to combine a winter city break with the chance to ski, Oslo is the place to go. Oslo Winter Park is only 30 minutes from the center of the city and is the largest resort in the area. There is a choice of lift passes available, and there are slopes for beginners as well as those who prefer a challenge. There’s also the Oslo Ski Center nearby, which has five slopes alongside cross-country trails and a sledding hill.
A skiing heritage
Norway has a strong skiing history, and visitors can learn more about this at the Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Tower. The museum is housed within the ski jump, which is the oldest of its type in the world. In addition to learning about the history of skiing, you can also view artifacts from Norwegian polar expeditions and try out the ski simulator.