Although our stay in Oslo was very short (only 2 days), the sunset on the first night, looking down on the city and the harbor from that old fort was very nice. We weren't alone -- I think lots of people like to walk around there and look around.
Edvard Munch (1863 - 1944) was a famous Norwegian painter. He was a pioneer in expressionism, so he has a special role in the art history in all of the Nordic countries. There is a museum in Oslo which contains a collection of his paintings, drawing & graphic works.
Check out my Must Sees for more info on the Museum.
Visit the Sculpture Park. The...
Visit the Sculpture Park. The artist portrays all human emotions in real life size bronze scultures. Their are 100's of bodies and faces all over the park leading up to the main todem pole of bodies reaching about 50meters into the air. It really was a moving expereonce to look at the work gone into every piece and you could spend hours on each one wondering what the story behind its face meant.
Useful phone numbers
The most common European emergency number 112 (following Directive 2002/22/EC: Universal Service Directive) and also standard on GSM mobile phones. 112 is used in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom in addition to their other emergency numbers.
Here are some useful phone numbers that you might need while in Norway:
Police (non-urgent): 02800
EATING AND DRINKING
Going to a restaurant or going out in Oslo can empty your pockets quite quickly! But you can find many cheap places too. Very generally you can say that the westside is more expencive than the eastside, but of course there are exceptions to the rule.
Aker Brygge, Bogstadveien and Majorstua are the most expencive areas in the city. They are definetly worth checking out, but eat and drink somewhere else if you are on a budget.
Grønland is one of the cheapest places, and it's close to the bus- and trainstation. There are lots of small and charming places here, and also many exotic. This area is getting more and more popular though, so some more fancy (and expencive) restaurants and bars have opened here the last years.
All over the city you can find small kebabshops which normally are very cheap. Check a bit around and you might get a meal for about 5 USD.
In most of the big discos and nightclubs you have to pay an entrance fee, and it does not give you a free drink (or anything). Normally the fee is about 10 USD or more. Some places you are also required to leave your jacket in the wardrobe, and prices are from 1 to 4 USD. But there are many good places where you can enter for free, so if you don't have so much money to spend it might be better going to these places. Especially if you want to go to more than one place.