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Oslo is a dynamic destination with a spectacular setting at the head of a 110 kilometre-long fjord. It is the oldest Scandinavian capital, and was founded by the 11th century Norwegian king, Harald Hådråda, who established it on the site of an earlier Viking settlement. Liberal drinking laws have helped Oslo create a lively nightlife; while oil money has provided support for arts and culture, making it a thriving and vibrant city.

Oslo's attractions include medieval structures such as the Akerskirke (12th century) and the Akershus (13th century) fortresses. Additionally, there are ruins of the Cathedral of St Hallvard, the first cathedral of Oslo.

If you have time to visit outlying areas, you shouldn't miss the Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter (Henie-Onstad Art Centre). Former skating champion and movie star Sonja Henie and her husband, shipping tycoon Niels Onstad, opened this impressive museum to display their vast art collection.

The city of Oslo occupies a space of 454 square kilometres; of that, 242 square kilometres is forested. Within the city limits there are 343 lakes and the fjord contains 40 islands, many of which are in close proximity to the city. Although the region is mountainous, it is less so than western Norway, making more agriculture possible in the region.

In 1905, Norway became independent from Sweden. Christiania became the capital of the country - and was renamed Oslo in 1924. In 1948, Oslo and the neighbouring community of Aker united. The city continued to grow despite the hardships of WWII and the German occupation from 1940 to 1945. Oslo was known as 'the city with the big heart' and as the door to Europe.

If you're travelling by car, the E3 and E6 lead to Oslo from Trondheim. Alternatively, there are daily trains to Oslo from Stockholm and Copenhagen. Most airlines fly into Oslo's Gardermoen Airport, which is situated 47kms from the city.

Selection of hotels in this region:

Golden Tulip Rainbow Hotel Stefan

Tulip Inn Rainbow Hotel Munch

Hotel Bondeheimen

Clarion Hotel Royal Christiania

First Hotel Millennium

Radisson SAS Scandinavia Hotel Oslo

Radisson SAS Plaza Hotel Oslo

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