Oslo is the capital of Norway and although less populous (fewer than 600,000 residents) than other European cities, it is quite expansive with nearly 2/3 of its land marked as protected forests, hills and lakes.
Oslo Airport (airport code OSL) is Norway's primary airport. It is a hub for Scandinavian Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle, and Wideroe. Scandinavian, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air Shuttle, and Continental Airlines operate the most flights from the airport.
Make sure when visiting Oslo to bring lots of cash as it is one of the world's most expensive cities ranking ahead of London, Dubai, and Los Angeles .
With a strong focus on environmental issues and sustainability, Oslo is very clean and compact and among the world's 'greenest' cities. Manoeuvring around is easy with rental bikes and public transportation.
When the weather is nice a stroll through Frognerparken, a large park in central Oslo, is a peaceful way to pass the time taking in the many statues and sculptures. When the seasons change and winter comes around, Holmenkollen is great for sledding.
Oslo boasts more than 50 museums and many more art galleries. The National Gallery, Viking Ship Museum, and Munch Museum are some of the most impressive.