What makes Oslo so special? Despite being the birthplace of the Nobel Peace Prize or home to some of the world’s most famous museums, Oslo is one of Europe’s most scenic countries. In fact, thanks to the millions of travelers who book flights to Oslo every year, new scenic tours have been established to make sure visitors get to explore every inch of this country. Where else in the world will you find a subway system that runs to the forest, or hiking trails within city limits? Norwegians are proud of their capital city, and they want visitors to be, also.
Among the beauty of Oslo lies a rich history. During the 19th century, Norway and Sweden were governed as one kingdom under Karl Johan. In 1905, Norway separated from Sweden and today, Oslo serves as Norway’s political, economic and cultural capital. Flights to Oslo are packed with government ambassadors, students, scientists, entrepreneurs, and peace-seeking patriarchs. Even Norway’s royal family lives in Oslo. Thanks to the economic windfall it experienced from oil exports, the city’s night scene is bustling crowded cafes, fancy restaurants, packed pubs and sold-out theater shows.