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Opera House, home of Norwegian National Opera & Ballet

Oslo might be one of Europe’s smaller cities but it’s a fast growing one with eye-popping architecture, and just about anything you would expect from a metropolitan hub. 

After all, it’s not just the largest city in Norway it’s also the capital city. Here is the home of the Norwegian government, the Royal family and pretty much the commercial center. 

One of the must see buildings is Oslo’s Opera House is located right at the harbour, with an angled, white exterior that appears to rise from the water. It invites its visitors to climb its roof and enjoy panoramic views of Oslo and the fjord, any time of the year. The views from the roof top are so gorgeous, it’s the best place to have a 360 view of the city.

Designed by the Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta, this architectural wonder has received several prestigious awards. Through it’s large-scale windows at street level the public can catch a glimpse of rehearsals and workshop activities. 

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I was completely sold when I arrived here, There was such a good vibe going on, the whole city seemed to be in a party mood, haha and I love a party so I was definitely in my happy place. There’s a fair share of world-class restaurants and museums to keep you busy and the city center is easy to explore on foot. You will be spoilt for choice with plenty of roadside cafes and waterfront restaurants, lets just say the views from the harbour are just amazing!

Speaking of food, I got a chance to have dinner at the Michelin star restaurant; Restaurant Eik, a Gourmet restaurant that serves an affordable three, four and five-course menu. The food was pretty good, and so is the ambiance and service.

I was only in Oslo for 1 night so as you can imagine I was going to do my best to maximise my time and see everything that I possibly could. I look forward to visiting this little lovely city again.

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The Nobel Peace Center

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Hard Rock cafe Oslo

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The Royal Palace

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Opera House is one of the few buildings that let/ encourage you to walk on the roof

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Views from the roof of the Opera House

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Views from the Opera House

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