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Oslo: Go Bankrupt With Style

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If you’re basically loaded, just skip this whole intro and after reading this: Oslo is a pretty city.

Don’t even think about this one if you don’t have a thing for bankruptcy. Even though it’s often called “the most expensive city in the world,” Oslo does have a bunch of qualities to it.

It’s quite easy on the eyes, its people are pretty good looking, it has a lot of museums, galleries and overall cultural sights, that are much cheaper than you’d expect, especially concerning the average amount of money you spend there just to stay alive. Anyway, the city itself is worth seeing.

So, after that’s all clear, the question remains: what to do in Oslo?

Oslo is situated on a quite unique piece of land, so you can basically do a bunch of non-related stuff in just one day. Go for a swim in the fjord, hike in the forest, go to a concert and ski. Why wouldn’t you?

The Sights

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From the Oslo Opera House to the Vikingskipshuset, you’ll have your hands full for some time in this lovely city.

The Opera House is one of the newest “future trademarks” of the place, and is, quite possibly, going to become one of the iconic modern buildings of the whole Europe as well.

It’s the centerpiece of the massive waterfront redevelopment project that is scheduled to last until 2020.

The Vikingskipshuset is a exhibition of three Viking ships, build from oak in the 9th century – Oseberg, Gorkstag and Tune, although only a small piece of the latter still remains.

The Oslo Cathedral was built in 1697 and it’s been renovated in recent years, and thus brought to its previous glorious state. It has elaborate stained-glass windows and painted ceiling. These thre eisghts are only a small fragments of what’s there to see in Oslo.

Entertainment

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All year around festivals, concerts, venues… Oslo has it all. With one of the most exciting music scenes in Europe, Oslo brings international superstars to the Telenor Arena and the Oslo Spectrum, while its clubs host a huge amount of concerts on a yearly basis.

If you’re a festival kind of person, you should definitely check out The Norweigan Wood Music Festival, the Øya Festival, the Inferno Festival, Oslo Jazz Festival and Oslo Chamber Music Festival. These fests attract huge masses with most amazing line-ups consisted of world-class musicians. Apart from the “new-age entertainment” venues, Oslo also has many options for opera, ballet and classical music lovers.