You are here:
- Homepage »
- Norway »
- Oslo County » Oslo
Oslo Destination Guide
Delve into Oslo in Norway
Oslo in the region of Oslo County with its 580,000 residents is a city in Norway and is the capital of this country.
Current time in Oslo is now 07:46 AM (Wednesday) . The local timezone is named " Europe/Oslo " with a UTC offset of 1 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Aarhus, Aalborg, Helsingborg, Gothenburg, and Trondheim. While being here, make sure to check out Aarhus . We encountered some video on the web . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you curious about the possible sightseeing spots and facts in Oslo ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.
Oslo, Norway: Nature and Family Life
Oslo is surrounded by a vast forest dotted with little lakes, idyllic huts, joggers, bikers, and sun-worshippers. Family values are taken seriously here, and Norway's social programs are particularly ..
Edvard Munch, The Scream and Oslo - Lonely Planet travel video
Visit www.lonelyplanet.com for more information about Norway. Lonely Planet's Christa Larwood explores Oslo, the city that helped to inspire one of art's most haunting images, Edvard Munch's The Screa ..
Oslo, Norway: Discussing Norway's Social System
For the people of Oslo, their fjord is a natural wonderland. And it's a beautiful backdrop for Rick to discuss Norway's social system with his Norwegian cousin. For more information on the Rick Steves ..
Oslo, Norway: Frogner Park
Oslo's vast Frogner Park is a perfect place to share a moment with Norwegian families at play. Strolling here, you feel a positive spirit — both rugged and pragmatic, celebrating life. The park showca ..
Videos provided by Youtube are under the copyright of their owners.
Interesting facts about this location
Oslo Cathedral — formerly Our Savior's Church (Norwegian: Vår Frelsers kirke) — is the main church for the Oslo bishopric of the Church of Norway, as well as the parish church for downtown Oslo. The present building dates from 1694-1697. The Norwegian Royal Family and the Norwegian Government use the Cathedral for public events. It was closed for renovation in August 2006 and re-opened with a festive high mass on 18 April 2010.
Located at 59.91 10.75 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Stortorvet ('The Grand Plaza') is a square in Oslo, Norway, located west of Oslo Cathedral. It was officially inaugurated during the autarchic times, in 1736. A town market was held here until 1889. Marketing still exists, but has largely been moved to Youngstorget. The building that houses the restaurant Stortorvets Gjæstgiveri is a Norwegian Cultural Heritage Site. The square became an important hub for public transportation with the introduction of the tramway.
Supreme Court of Norway
The Supreme Court of Norway was established in 1815 on the basis article 88 in the Constitution of the Kingdom of Norway, which prescribes an independent judiciary. It is located in the capital Oslo. In addition to serving as the court of final appeal for civilian and criminal cases, it can also rule whether the Cabinet has acted in accordance with Norwegian law and whether the Parliament has passed legislation consistent with the Constitution.
Egertorget, formerly known as Egertorvet, is a square in Oslo at the intersection of Karl Johans gate and Øvre Slottsgate. It is not really a torg, but a "remainder area" which arose around 1840, when Slotsveien(Karl Johans Gate) became connected with the old Østre Gade(Eastern Road) alongside Stabellkroken. Stabellgården and Egergården were torn down in order to tie the streets together.
Stortinget is an underground rapid transit station on the Common Line of the Oslo Metro, Norway. It is located in the heart of the city center, next to the Parliament of Norway Building (Stortinget). The station is served by all six lines of the metro. At the street level, the station serves tram routes 17, 18 and 19 on the Ullevål Hageby Line as Tinghuset and Prof. Aschehougs gate. Stortinget is 'kilometer marker zero' for the metro network and is owned by Kollektivtransportproduksjon.
Information of geographic nature is based on public data provided by geonames.org, CIA world facts book, Unesco, DBpedia and wikipedia. Weather is based on NOAA GFS.