Oslo, the capital of a Scandinavian country Norway, does not sleep in summer. Locals and tourists enjoy outdoors with eighteen hours of daylight in summer months. Oslo is best described as forty islands with beautiful landscape, paved streets, statues, cafes, harbor, water front houses, and a lot of boats. Interestingly the Royal Palace, the Parliament, National Theater and the university are on the same street, the street (Karl Johans Gate) that has beautiful cafes.
In 2010, Digital Journal ranked Oslo the most expensive city in the world and it definitely is the priciest place I have ever visited. But look at the pictures and tell me if it was worth a visit.
Karl Johans Gate with the Royal Palace at the end of the street.
A statue near the City Hall, one of many
Per the tourist guide, every fourth person in Oslo (25%) owns a boat
A tiny island with just one building
PS:- I would like to thank my fellow blogger Saroj (The Panorama) for providing useful information about the city prior to my visit.
Update on July 22, 2011:- I am shocked and sadden to hear about Oslo explosions. When will this insanity end?