Oslo, the capital of Norway, sits on the country’s southern coast at the head of the Oslofjord. Oslo is famous for its Viking and nautical history, museums, and fresh seafood. It's an eco-conscious harbor city with about 700K inhabitants, and is known by locals as “The Tiger City”. Oslo is also known for its eclectic architecture and for being the home of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Oslo is a hidden gem surprisingly rich in culture and unusually close to nature. You will find many green spaces and museums in the city. A few notable ones are on the Bygdøy Peninsula, including the waterside Norwegian Maritime Museum and the Viking Ship Museum, with Viking ships from the 9th century. The Holmenkollbakken is a ski-jumping hill with panoramic views of the fjord and a ski museum.