Day 1: Oslo
The first day we went on an early Norwegian flight to take advantage of and visit the capital of Norway, Oslo, which is the largest city in the country and the one that offers most things to visit. Oslo as all of Norway is an expensive city so there is no time to waste, I recommend spending 1 or 2 days at the most in this city. The most important places to visit are:
Oslo Opera House
Located in a unique place, the Oslo Opera House is one of the most impressive buildings in the city.
Inaugurated in 2008, it stands out for its modernity and its sloping roof over which you can walk and contemplate beautiful views.
You can visit the interior for 100 NOK (€ 10).
The most important park in Oslo, characteristic for its sculptures by Vigeland, creator of the park.
The Monolith is the main monument but all the sculptures that are scattered throughout the park stand out.
Karl Johans Gate
It is the main street of Oslo and the most important, in it are located the best shops and also part of the most important buildings in the city.
Built in the Middle Ages, it was a royal castle located on the Oslo Fjord and today houses the Norwegian Museum of Defense and the Resistance Museum and the Ministry of Defense.
You can visit for free and see the fortress more than 700 years old.
Oslo City Hall
Building where the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded since 1900 and City Council of Oslo.
Characteristic for its structure was inaugurated in 1950 after the Second World War paralyzed its construction.
Oslo Royal Palace
Residence of the Royal Family of Norway dates from the 19th century.
You can visit throughout the year from 135NOK (€ 13), there are guided tours every hour.
Nobel Peace Center
Inaugurated in 2005, it is a museum dedicated to all the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, where the biography of each of the winners and their creator, Alfred Nobel, is reported.
Oslo National Theatre
One of the most important theaters in Norway for the performance of the dramatic arts.
Opened in 1899, its origins date back to 1829 when it was founded as a private institution. Due to several crises in 1929 the government began to lend support to the financing.
In Norway, national sports are those related to winter, especially skiing, where they are the number one in the world. Football does not stand out among the Norwegians but on this trip we were able to visit several stadiums.
It is the main stadium in Norway and where the national team plays its matches
Holmenkollen National Ski Arena
The most famous ski jump in the country, it has hosted the Nordic ski world championship several times and hosted the 1952 Winter Olympics.
With 60 meters of height and almost 100 of length this platform impresses.
It is located on the outskirts of Oslo about 25 minutes from the city center by car.
Football Shop Ullevaal Stadium
Visiting the national stadium of Norway, we find a surprise, a magnificent shirt shop from all over the world. Undoubtedly one of the best I've seen and in a country where football is not a national sport.
The shirt purchased during the trip was that of the Norwegian national team.