Oslo is the capital of Norway. The history of the city can be traced back over 1000 years, although according to the chronicles of Snorre Sturlason, Oslo was founded in 1048, by the king Harald Hardråde. The city became capital of Norway around 1300, but lost its privileges during the Danish-Norwegian union from 1348 to 1814. In 1624, a fire devastated old Oslo, and the city was moved some kilometres west, to gain protection from the fortress at Akershus. The city was then renamed Christiania, a name that remained until it was officially renamed on January 1st, 1925.
Oslo Flights From UK
You can fly to Oslo from London with various airlines. For regional departures, KLM offers Oslo flights from 15 UK airports via Amsterdam.
The city centre is right next to the fjord, and there is only a half hour drive from the centre to the vast forests and mountain-areas.
Norway’s capital blends the new and sophisticated with the old and traditional. For some of the best shopping in town head down to the harbor-side Aker Brygge complex, an old dock yard converted into restaurants, shops and upscale apartments Aker Brygge is one of the coolest parts of Oslo. Down on the water lie some of the best restaurants and cafes in the city. A warning on prices : Oslo is one of the most expensive cities in the world. Eating out, even if you make modest choices can get very expensive.
Because of the Gulf Stream, Oslo’s climate tends to be wet and mild. Temperatures throughout the year vary between -5 °C and 17 °C. Thus, Oslo has a great climate for outdoor activities both in the summer and winter.