Norway is a country full of natural wonders. From Oslo Airport you can travel to 30 domestic destinations and experience its wonders for yourself.
Fly to Tromsø, the city known as the ‘Paris of the North’ by locals, to watch the incredible Northern Lights unfold in front of your eyes. Watching the green and white arctic light dancing across the sky is an amazing experience, something everyone should see for themselves. The phenomena is called aurora borealis and occurs in winter from October to March. Remember to bring your camera as you are guaranteed to get incredible photos.
The city of Tromsø is not just a winter destination. It lies north of the polar circle which also means that during the summer the sun never sets. The midnight sun is an extraordinary experience making the lovely summer days last longer as it doesn’t actually get dark. You can stay outside and do every activity you usually only do during daytime at night as well, like playing golf. The midnight sun is cherished by the locals as it literary lights up everyone’s day. There is even a song named We should not sleep away the summer night, referring to how much the Norwegians love their bright summer nights.
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromsø is a convenient choice whether you want to chase the Northern Lights or experience the beautiful midnight sun.
Another great flight connection from Oslo Airport is to the west coast. Here you can experience the stunning fjords Norway has to offer. If you choose to go to Stavanger, you should definitively visit the famous Preikestolen Pulpit Rock. This is a mountainplateau looming 604 meters above the sea, providing a spectacular view of the Lysefjorden Fjord. The Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel, Stavanger will be the perfect base for your Stavanger stay.
A trip with the Hurtigruten Coastal Ferry is also highly recommended. Norway’s most loved cruise boat sails from Bergen in south, to Kirkenes in north, giving you the opportunity to see the great variety of Norwegian coastal nature. A trip with Hurtigruten is probably one the most special and stunning journeys in the world. On its voyage the ferry visits several natural wonders, like the rugged Lofoten Islands and Geiranger Fjord, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is a unique, natural experience you will remember for the rest of your life.
Oslo – The Capital City
Make sure you spend a few days exploring Oslo. The Norwegian capital has a lot to offer. A visit to the Opera House is definitively worthwhile. The building was finished in 2008, and has already become a landmark the locals are very proud of. The white iconic building is formed to represent a glacier, once again reflecting Norway’s love for nature.
The sculptures at Vigeland Park are a popular choice with both foreign and local visitors. This pristine, landscaped park offers more than 200 sculptures, including the most famous, Sinnataggen (the Angry Boy), which is one of the most photographed pieces in the park. Vigeland is also a great place to come and relax with friends and family and enjoy a picnic.
Another popular attraction in Oslo is the Holmenkollen National Ski Arena. This is one of the most modern facilities for cross-country skiing, biathlon and ski jumping in the world. If you take the trip up to the ski jumping tower you will be rewarded with incredible panorama views of Oslo, the fjord, and its surroundings.
Oslo also offers a lot of museums, lovely cafes and a lively nightlife for you to check out. Both the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo and the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo offer spectacular views of the city.
The Gateway to Norway
Oslo Airport is the gateway to Norway with many great destinations to choose from. This is your starting point and from here you can get around to any part of this elongated and wonderfully scenic country. Wherever you choose to go, the Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo Gardermoen is a great option to stay between your flights connections, located only a few metres away from the terminal building.