Oslo is the capital of the Scandinavian country Norway. It is located at the northernmost end of the Oslofjord. Oslo is the most populated city in the country. The Norwegian capital enjoys close proximity to green hills and mountains, has more than three hundred lakes and two small rivers. This is the economic and governmental centre of the country, with strengths in the maritime industries.
Oslo is ranked as the fifth largest European city by number of companies. The most important economic consideration is the maritime industry, with around two thousand companies doing business due to this sector. Headquartered here is Det Norske Veritas and there are many options for companies wanting to rent serviced offices in Oslo. The city possesses the largest port in Norway, with around six thousand ships docking per year. Other major industries include oil and gas extraction from the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Oslo has a lot to offer in terms of sights and things to do. Visitors can go water skiing at Akerselva, visit the district Grünerløkka, go walking or bike riding in the many forests in the area, go Viking Biking around the city, cross-country ski around Holmenkollen, and many other active options. The city hosts many festivals throughout the year, including the music festivals Øya and Norwegian Wood, as well as the football tournament Ekebergsletta. Oslo offers a variety of cuisine choices at a range of prices. There are Asian restaurants and street Hot Dog kiosks, along with upscale choices such as those found in Aker Brygge. Restaurant options include the Olympen, which offers traditional foods, drinks and a clubbing experience and the Nordic Cuisine made using organic foods served at Maaemo.
The nearest major airport is Oslo Airport. This airport operates international and domestic flights and is 50 km (31 miles) from the city centre. Another major airport in the area is Rygge Air Station, offering international flights from Rygge, 71 km (44 miles) from Oslo. Reaching the city centre from these airports is possible in several ways: Flytoget high speed express trains, NSB trains, buses and taxis. Trains from across Norway and from neighbouring countries terminate from Oslo Central Station. By car the city can be accessed on International highways E6 and E18. Services, such as Swebus Express, GoByBus, and Eurolines provide bus connections to the city. Car ferries from other Norwegian cities, Denmark, and Germany are also an option. Getting around internally is also very easy, as the city has a well-developed public transport system of buses, trains, metro, trams, and boats.