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1. Posted by tady (Budding Member 10 posts) 12y

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Has anyone been to Oslo recently? What should you absolutely do there if you have 48 hours to spend? Places to go at night?

Glad if I get some insider tips.

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 12y

Well, most people visit Vigelundspark (with all the statues). Personally, I would take a ferry out to one of the islands in the harbour with a small bbq (you can buy ones to use only once) and do some grilling on an island. Another sight a lot of folk go and see is the ski jump which is pretty impressive.

Coolest, hippest going out in Oslo is in the Gronnerlokka area.

Downtown, the harbour and Majurstua are other areas where there's something happening in the evenings but personally I think Gronnerlokka is by far the best value for money :)

Cheers,

Sam

3. Posted by ddalet (Full Member 21 posts) 12y

Totally recommend the sculpture park... not much else in Oslo appealed to me (I'm more a countryside/landscape enthusiast than a city enthusiast), but this park was like nothing I've ever seen.

4. Posted by ddalet (Full Member 21 posts) 12y

Sorry, that was a bit ambivalent... I meant Vigelund's sculpture park... the same one that Sam mentioned...

5. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 12y

If you do one of the islands, go to Rabbit Island...

If your an outdoorsey person take the metro up beyond the Holmenkohlen (sp) - skiijumping centre - to the park at the top with the TV tower. Great views, but also a nice area to walk around, and if your feeling energetic, back down again.

6. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 12y

Good point Rich, that island with all those rabbits is spectacular.... never seen so many rabbits in my life!!

I did one of the walks starting at the TV tower a couple of weeks ago. It was great and you would have no idea you are so near to such a big city if it weren't for the views over Oslo every now and then. Definitely recommended....