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Six reasons not to run from Oslo when you arrive in Norway

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Boat in the Oslo Fjord, Norway

No one travels to Norway because they have the illusion of visiting Oslo since childhood. In fact, the only ones who have a special illusion to visit Oslo are the lucky ones they receive every year since 1901, the Nobel Peace Prize.

But before the Oslo Tourist Office leave me a long and politely furious comment in this post, I mean there is reasons to spend a couple of days in Oslo.

I agree that being the capital of a country that is a gigantic natural destination is a handicap, but even if Oslo is only the necessary stopover on a trip through the fjords, it can become a pleasure what a priori seems like a nuisance. If you want to get the most out of the city, don't miss the recommendations of six things you can do in Oslo as soon as you set foot outside the airport.

Oslo City Hall, Norway and its twin towers

Fram Museum

Have you ever seen one of those scale ships tucked into a small glass bottle? Then change "to scale" for real, "bottle" for building and add the story of a fascinating adventure, because the Fram Museum houses the historic ship with which Amundsen explored the South Pole.

The Fram was built entirely in wood, with internal iron reinforcements, but it had to withstand the pressure of the Arctic ice without splintering but rising above it. In 1892 he was baptized and the following year sailed through the Arctic Ocean, from where he would not return until 1896.

Fram Museum, Oslo, Norway

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