Situated along Norway’s southern coast, between a vibrant forest and stunning fjord, Oslo manages to blend the joys of nature with urban cool. Throughout the city, you’ll find green parks alongside world-renowned museums and galleries. A luxury holiday in Oslo offers the best of Norway and access to natural beauty.
As Norway’s capital, Oslo provides a range of unique opportunities. You are never too far from the great outdoors nor urban comforts and there's always plenty to see and do. Visit Munch Museum to view of over 1,000 artistic masterpieces by the local artist Edvard Munch, discover a 9th-century wooden boat at The Viking Ship Museum or wander around Vigeland Sculpture Park featuring over 200 sculptures.
After a day in the city, take a short trip south to explore Oslofjord. With cycling paths and country lanes around the fjord, your journey will bring you to pretty harbour villages, idyllic beaches and iconic lighthouses. There are also several little islands which you can travel to by boat. Travel north to Bygdoy, a residential area covered with greenery.
Amongst its many attractions, you’ll discover the Fram Museum with its polar ship display, the Kon-Tiki Museum dedicated to the life of Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl and the magnificent Norsk Folkemuseum representing Norway’s cultural history. This area also has some lovely little sandy bays like the golden crescent shores of Huk beach or the silvery sands of Paradisbukta beach.
Oslo is a fantastic destination for a luxury holiday year-round. Each season has a different layer of magic. In summer, temperatures reach around 20 degrees Celsius with lots of daylight hours - perfect for exploring the city and natural landscape.
In autumn, the forest changes colours with dazzling shades of reds and yellows. Winter sees temperatures drop below zero degrees Celsius and snow creates an idyllic wonderland perfect for skiing. Come spring, wildflowers emerge across vast meadows peppering the region with colourful blossoms.
On a luxury holiday to Oslo, you can expect exquisite Nordic dishes prepared by expert chefs with an eye for visual flair. Enjoy freshly caught seafood, including lobsters and oysters or try French and international specialities. Then, unwind in the evening at your hotel with a menu featuring wine, cocktails and single-malt Scotch whiskies.
For a unique experience, visit Maaemo, an exclusive restaurant awarded three Michelin stars. With only eight tables, this is the ideal place for a romantic dinner. It's considered one of the best restaurants in the world.
As with any holiday, it's a good idea to carry some identification with you at all times. British citizens don't need a visa to enter Norway. Visit GOV.UK for more advice on passports, visas and travel.