If you are into fashion and design, Scandinavia is in your radar.
Scandinavian design firm Snøhetta – responsible for the new Norwegian banknotes -used its powers for good and illustrated some cool spots in Olso.
First, go for a river walk. Oslo’s urban river Akerselva is perfect to go for a swim or get to know one of the 54 artists who work there.
If you are into healthy food, go have a bite at the Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture aka DogA. There you can find fresh vegan food, healthy smoothies and gluten-free cakes. The place is also famous for its Christmas Market.
Jazz lovers should check out the Frank Znort Quartet, a jazz-punk band, that plays every Sunday at riverside jazz club Blà.
Enjoy the view from the rooftop of the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet.
Visit the Lærernes hus. This modern building, full of art, is located between two old townhouses.
Taste the best drinks in the city at the Morgenstierne Bar. The location is also unique since the bar is located in a windowless room in the back of the Tranen restaurant.
Finally, outdoorsy types will enjoy a visit to the recreational area Nordmarka just outside the city. Perfect to go cycling during the summer or cross-country skiing in the winter.