Oslo, the largest city in Norway, is also the Norwegian capital city. There is a lot to do and see in Oslo, no matter what time of the year you visit. About two-thirds of the 450 sq. km. that is Oslo is forest and hills. Oslo, famous for its skiing, has 343 lakes and 40 islands for the locals and tourists to do a variety of outdoor summer and winter activities.
If you want summertime fun in Oslo, you may not know where to start. Should you head to the hills for a hike through the forest or a picnic with nature? Perhaps you’d prefer the beaches? If you want beaches, catch the ferry and head over to one of Oslo’s 40 islands. Each island has a history and identity all of its own, so you won’t get bored exploring each and every one. Of course, you might have to extend your trip to do that.