Situated between lush forested hills and a fjord, Oslo attracts visitors from all over the world. As the capital of Norway
, Oslo is considered the country's hub for banking, industry and maritime shipping. The city offers visitors a wealth of leisure activities, including mountain biking, hiking, fjord boat tours and walking tours along the Akerselva River. In the winter months, Oslo features numerous downhill snow skiing areas and several cross-country skiing trails
. Because of the city's unique location and amenities, Oslo remains a popular tourist destination, especially in the winter months when accommodations tend to fill up quickly.
Oslo vacation rentals in Norway are some of the most beautiful vacation rentals in the country. The city offers a variety of vacation rental accommodations, including condominium rentals, ski chalet rentals and apartment rentals. Visitors to Oslo are sure to find a vacation rental accommodation that suits any need and desire.
The city of Oslo features more than 50 museums and a myriad of cultural sites, such as the Akershus castle, the Holocaust Center and the Hernie Arnstad Arts Centre
. Visitors who want ease of access of the city's amenities can find various comfortable lodging options, including condo rentals and apartment rentals that offer guests a chance to experience all that Oslo has to offer. An accommodation within the bustling city can include a condo rental that is spacious enough for a family and offers the convenience of being in a home. An apartment rental may be a perfect option for couples who don't necessarily require a multiple bedrooms. An apartment rental in the city also may offer property amenities, such as a swimming pool or a fitness center.
Visitors who choose condo rentals or apartment rentals within the city also have easy access to numerous restaurants and nightlife spots. Restaurant cuisines vary and include American steak houses, Mediterranean, Asian, authentic Norwegian and seafood. Shopping and nightlife opportunities include the city center area around Karl Johan's Gate, which a pedestrian shopping district, several dance clubs and bars and pubs that feature live jazz bands. All restaurants, bars and dance clubs are nonsmoking; however, many venues offer outdoor patios with ample seating, tables and even heaters.
There are numerous spacious and luxurious chalet rental and condo rental options available that provide visitors with easy access to ski and sledding areas
, such as the Ingierkollen Alpine Center, the Lierskallen Ski Centre and the Tryvann Winter Park
. Visitors can choose from a chalet rental that offers ski-in, ski-out service or chalet rentals that offer nearby ski shuttle services. Vacation condo rentals also may offer on-site amenities, such as health and beauty spas, fitness centers, indoor swimming pools and heated outdoor swimming pools and Jacuzzis. Condo rental and chalet rental guests will find numerous hillside restaurants, retail shops and apres-ski bars, pubs and dance clubs, which are sure to provide warmth after a day of playing the in the snow.