IntroductionLying on the south-eastern coast of Norway at the end of one of the country’s famous fjords lies the oldest of the Scandinavian capitals, Oslo. Since 1905 when it won independence from Denmark, Norway and more specifically Oslo has continued to grow and prosper becoming economically stronger and culturally richer through time.
Today’s Oslo reflects its people’s pride and wealth through its sturdy buildings, generous open spaces and a tangible air of respectability. Despite this, however, it is not the city itself that grabs the tourists, but the vast array of museums on offer and most importantly the fantastic natural beauty that surrounds Norway’s capital. The tranquility and serenity of the forests, fjords and islands in combination can only ever be experienced in Scandinavia.