STYLISH CITY: OSLO
By Lakeisha Goedluck, 4 December 2018
Oslo may have a reputation for being fairly pricey, but a trip to the Norwegian capital is most definitely worth saving your pennies for. From sampling stellar street food at indoor market Vippa to eyeing modern art at the Astrup Fearnley Museet, here’s what to wear, where to stay and what to do in the picturesque Scandi city.
Despite its size, there’s plenty to keep you preoccupied in Oslo. Make sure to take a trip to the iconic Nobel Peace Center down by the harbour, and if you’re organised enough, hop on a fjord tour to see the authentic Norwegian summer houses that exist on the outskirts of the city – and get the chance to cruise past the iconic Opera House on the way. Your boat will most likely make a stop at the peninsula Bygdøy, or ‘museum island’, where the Viking Ship Museum and the Polar Ship Fram Museum are situated if you're in the mood for a spot of naval history.
Back in town, head to the National Gallery to see Edvard Munch’s iconic painting The Scream or marvel at the artwork that covers the walls at Rådhuset AKA Oslo City Hall. If modern art is more your vibe, venture to Tjuvholmen where you’ll find the Astrup Fearnley Museet situated on the waterfront. The contemporary collection features work by Damien Hirst, Francis Bacon and Jeff Koons, to name a few.
All that sightseeing will probably leave you feeling peckish, so book a spot at street food haven Vippa for a quirky culinary experience. Alternatively, travel over to Grünerløkka for cheap pizza at Villa Paradiso (a rarity in Oslo!)