These 23 photographs perfectly capture Norway’s capital city.
The stony beach at Tjuvholmen, at the end of Aker Brygge, is just one aspect of the new-look Oslo waterfront.
The new Deichman library next to the Opera House is set to open in the next few years. Along with the relocated Munch Museum, it will complete the remarkable transformation of the area from motorway to cultural quarter.
The Barcode development of offices, apartments and restaurants divides opinion, but has become a recognisable feature of Oslo’s regenerated waterfront.
The Akerselva river winds its way through the heart of the city, with pedestrian access along much of the route. This picture shows the Blå nightclub, a popular venue for live music.
Aker Brygge viewed from across the water. The development of the former Aker shipyard was the first step in the city’s long term plan to revitalise the waterfront.
The gates to the Vigeland exhibition in the winter time. Norway’s most popular free tourist attraction, the sculpture park sits in Frogner Park and is open all year round.
Just some of the world-famous sculptures in Vigeland Park, many of which take human form.
Even beyond Vigeland Park, Oslo is a city full of statues and sculptures.
The tram is a popular way of moving around Oslo, particularly to the Grünerløkka neighbourhood, pictured above.
The islands of the Oslofjord are popular recreational areas for locals and tourists alike. Just 5-15 minutes by passenger ferry from the mainland, each of the islands offers something different.
The Opera House is one of the best places to watch an Oslo sunset. During the day, visitors can even walk up to the roof and take in the spectacular views across the city and the fjord.
Karl Johans gate is arguably the main street of all of Norway. It links Oslo Central Station with the Royal Palace via the Parliament building, and some of Oslo’s most exclusive shopping.
Sandwiched between Karl Johans gate and the fortress, Oslo’s Kvadraturen district used to have a dodgy reputation, but these days is best known as a thriving business district.
The City Hall’s distinctive architecture.
A peek inside the Oslo City Hall, which is well known for its collection of artworks.
Holmenkollen Ski Jump stands tall above Oslo, so much so that it can be seen across much of the city. Just take a look at the picture below and see if you can spot it!
Cannons stand guard over the Oslofjord from Akershus Fortress. In the background, the distinctive curved roof of the Astrup Fearnley Museum at Tjuvholmen can be clearly seen.
Guards watch over visitors to the Akershus Fortress, which remains an active military site.
One of the outdoor exhibits at the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, one of many excellent museums on the Bygdøy peninsular.
A cruise ship in dock at Oslo. In addition to the daily ferry services to Denmark and Germany, large cruise ships call at the Norwegian capital throughout the year. Many continue on to the fjords and/or northern Norway.
Quirky bicycle parking near Oslo Central Station.
Oslo’s very own angry baby, in the Vigeland Sculpture Park.
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