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Gardermoen refers to the surrounding area of Oslo airport, a place reserved only for travellers flying out of or into this exceptional county. With a population of 250 people, Gardermoen offers litter other than a smattering of hotels and views of the busy runway. What it does boast, however, is swift and direct transport connections to Norway’s inimitable and inspiring capital of Oslo; trains leave almost every minute in order to deliver envied explorers in this thriving cultural centre of Oslo.
Oslo’s dedication to culture and art is one of the world’s most impressive; the incredible breadth of museums and artistic expressions within the city is nothing short of breath-taking; one of the city’s most alluring attractions is undoubtedly Vigeland Sculpture Park, a collection of sculptures that immortalises the work of prominent artist Gustar Vigeland. Grand and golden constructs cover every inch of the manicured park, the most famous of which is the Angry Boy with his tear-stricken face.
Delve into Norway’s rich aristocratic past with a visit to the opulent Oslo Ladegard; this beautifully baroque manor occupies a privileged position in the historic heart of Oslo’s medieval town and boasts a cellar in which medieval burial customs were practiced hundreds of years ago.
Oslo’s renowned folklore museum is one of Europe’s largest open-air museums, and provides visitors with an immersive experience that reveals the rich history and traditions of Norwegian folklore. 155 houses pepper the location, all containing artisan artefacts, traditional costumes and historic toys.
Oslo is home to some of Europe’s most refined restaurants, all of which revel in the prime quality produce on offer. Gamle Raadhus occupies a historic location in the former City Hall and is nationally renowned for its sublime seafood and dynamic game dishes. The menu changes daily according to seasonal availability, however dishes are guaranteed to be both dynamic and delectable.(Nedre Slottsgate 1, 0157 Oslo, Norway)