The Norwegian capital of Oslo is built on the Oslo Fjord. In winter, skiing is possible at the Oslo Winter Park Tryvann, with lessons available to those who require them. Drobak and Oscarburg are two areas outside Oslo that are worth making day trips to. The Narvisen ice rink is in the city centre between December and March. Flights are available from New York with Continental Airlines, with a flight time of around 8 hours. www.visitoslo.com.
Legends of heroes, trolls and princesses roaming
the countryside outside this charming city attracting many
travellers looking for a Scandinavian holiday. Oslo, situated at
the end of a 70-mile (110km) long fjord, is Norway's capital and
its largest city, rich in culture and folklore with a fascinating
The Kon-Tiki Museum Oslo
Situated on the Bygdøy Peninsula,
the Kon-Tiki Museum contains the renowned balsawood raft, the
Kon-Tiki, on which Thor Heyerdahl made his
famous journey across the Pacific in 1947 to prove the theory that
the first Polynesian settlers could have sailed the 4,300 miles
(6,923km) between Peru and Polynesia.
The Viking Ships Museum Oslo
Situated on the Bygdøy Peninsula, the Viking
Ship Museum houses three 9th-century Viking ships that were
excavated from ritual burial mounds in the south of Norway.
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