The fierce Viking warriors that ruled this country during medieval times left behind numerous artifacts that are on display in Norway's museums today. By far the most notable are the full-size ships discovered in Viking burial mounds, which provided historians with important insight into the shipbuilding methods and customs of this seafaring society. Oyster's Pick for Where to Stay: Carlton Oslo Hotel Guldsmeden

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 The fierce Viking warriors that ruled this country during medieval times left behind numerous artifacts that are on display in Norway's museums today. By far the most notable are the full-size ships discovered in Viking burial mounds, which provided historians with important insight into the shipbuilding methods and customs of this seafaring society.
Oyster's Pick for Where to Stay: Carlton Oslo Hotel Guldsmeden
The post-industrial Aker Byrgge waterfront is a popular area to explore. In nice weather, locals and tourists alike can be found strolling up and down the Stranden, lining up at the ice cream and hot dog stands, sitting on the benches to watch the boats, and dining at the outdoor restaurant tables along the street.
Oyster's Pick for Where to Stay:  Hotel Continental The post-industrial Aker Byrgge waterfront is a popular area to explore. In nice weather, locals and tourists alike can be found strolling up and down the Stranden, lining up at the ice cream and hot dog stands, sitting on the benches to watch the boats, and dining at the outdoor restaurant tables along the street.
Oyster's Pick for Where to Stay:  Hotel Continental The fierce Viking warriors that ruled this country during medieval times left behind numerous artifacts that are on display in Norway's museums today. By far the most notable are the full-size ships discovered in Viking burial mounds, which provided historians with important insight into the shipbuilding methods and customs of this seafaring society.
Oyster's Pick for Where to Stay: Carlton Oslo Hotel Guldsmeden The post-industrial Aker Byrgge waterfront is a popular area to explore. In nice weather, locals and tourists alike can be found strolling up and down the Stranden, lining up at the ice cream and hot dog stands, sitting on the benches to watch the boats, and dining at the outdoor restaurant tables along the street.
Oyster's Pick for Where to Stay:  Hotel Continental The sculptor Gustav Vigeland was one of Norway's most revered artists, and today visitors flock to the Vigeland Sculpture Arrangement in Frogner Park. This lovely area includes a grand boulevard lined with statues; a large fountain with sculptural reliefs representing aging, death, and rebirth; and giant Monolith of carved human figures. The lush greenery, pond, and picnic areas make it particularly pleasant in nice weather.
Oyster's Pick for Where to Stay: Saga Hotel Oslo The post-industrial Aker Byrgge waterfront is a popular area to explore. In nice weather, locals and tourists alike can be found strolling up and down the Stranden, lining up at the ice cream and hot dog stands, sitting on the benches to watch the boats, and dining at the outdoor restaurant tables along the street.
Oyster's Pick for Where to Stay:  Hotel Continental Even those who know nothing about Norway have almost certainly heard of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch's painting The Scream. Edvard Munch is to date one of the world's best-known Norwegians, and Norway is understandably proud of his accomplishments. The Edvard Munch Museum is a must-see for anyone who appreciates Post-Impressionism and wishes to see an impressive selection of the artist's works (including his most famous).
Oyster's Pick for Where to Stay: Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo Bakklandet, a thoroughfare on the eastern bank of the Nidelva River that's home to revitalized historic workers' houses, is Trondheim's most charming area. An assortment of cute cafes, book stores, and shops can be found here, and it's worth visiting just to wander along the stone-paved street.
Oyster's Pick for Where to Stay: Britannia Hotel Annual ski jumping competitions are held at the Holmenkollbakken Ski Jump, but tourists come year-round to ride the elevator to the top of the jump and take in the panoramic city views. There is also an interesting museum on-site about the history of skiing in Norway.
Oyster's Pick for Where to Stay: Comfort Hotel Grand Central The post-industrial Aker Byrgge waterfront is a popular area to explore. In nice weather, locals and tourists alike can be found strolling up and down the Stranden, lining up at the ice cream and hot dog stands, sitting on the benches to watch the boats, and dining at the outdoor restaurant tables along the street.
Oyster's Pick for Where to Stay:  Hotel Continental
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