Oslo is located on the end of the 62-mile Oslofjord, where there are over 40 islands and 343 lakes, both of which are popular for swimming in the summer months. The city is also surrounded by 242 square kilometres of forest and thus has plenty of outdoor activities available, including kayaking, climbing, horseriding and the Holmenkollen zipline, to name a few!
According to the UN, Oslo is the best place to live due to its low unemployment rate, highest Human Development Index, free education and generous maternity and paternity leave. In general, Norwegians are known to be hospitable and stylish, and due to the climate, their favorite saying is ‘There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing’.
Music lovers visiting Oslo should check-in during either Inferno Metal Festival in March, the Norwegian Wood Rock Festival in June or the Oslo Jazz Festival in August, the Oslo World Music Festival in November, and the Oslo International Church Music Festival in March.