I love to travel and before I travel I read, learn, investigate and then plan that wild and crazy itinerary that lets us intensely cover the area we are traveling too. Trips are only as good as they are organized. Today I want to share with your travel to Oslo, Norway.
Oslo, Norway has several different region destinations, some more popular than others, and truly, visiting any of the regions is amazing, but I want to highlight the most popular Oslo Region family-friendly destinations so you too can plan a kick-ass Oslo vacation. I am ready to VisitNorway, adopt a bit of Norwegian culture by traveling through the Oslo Region. Who is ready to travel?
Traveling as a family is so different than traveling as a couple and as a self-proclaimed family travel authority, I can offer you my findings for family-friendly travel to the Oslo region of Norway. Family friendly is just abounding in their regions are you ready to experience it? To help you out, just a bit, I will also share my secret of how to travel to Oslo, Norway. Let’s lavishly live travel to the Oslo Region out loud and also figure out the best transportation to get there from the United States!
WHERE IS OSLO NORWAY?
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Transportation From The US To Oslo Norway
Oslo Region FAMILY FRIENDLY DESTINATIONS
AKERSHUS – Coastal, Urban City Life & Active Countryside
Destination Oscarsborg Fortress
Oscarsborg fortress is the destination for families that have nature, culture and history buffs. The Oscarsborg Fortress Museum offers guided tours, and additionally, the activities of a safari through subterranean tunnels below the fortress are enchanting and adventurous. Need more? Head to the bathing beaches, obstacle courses and try your hand at crab fishing.Summertime offerings at Oscarsborg are unique because of the cultural arena for opera and concerts throughout the summer season. From exciting program with an acoustic pop/rock festival to wandering theater troupes and often fantastic opera experiences in the(open) courtyard throughout August the ability to soak in more than just sunshine exists here!
Families love aquariums because there is something for everyone. Kids are in awe of rich wildlife displays and at the Drøbak Aquarium, you have arrived at the Oslo fjord so you can be very up close and personal with all the wildlife you can handle. Inside are 14 aquariums, 2 large tanks and a “touch pool” with different kinds of species from the sea. Watch a show, and seek out the mysterious deep sea eels Morgan or look for the terrifying grin of the catfish Hugo.
No trip to a destination is complete without local eats and a fast shopping trip. In AKERSHUS it’s no different so visit Asker center. There are both stand-alone stores and mall stores, along with great places to eat. Buy those souvenirs, snap those photos and rest up before you head out to our next family friendly destination.
LILLEHAMMER – Enjoyed by Sports Enthusiasts, Olympic Winter Games in 1994
Every family has those who love sports and by natural transgression, those who love sports indulge in the Winter Olympics. Sports fans and families you have arrived in The Lillehammer region know for the 1994 Winter Olympic games. Who loves to ski or to get close to nature? This sounds like family fun to me!
Skiers will be happy if they are arriving between November and April because there is plenty of alpine skiing and cross-country skiing opportunities. This area has so much to do from experiencing the Olympic bobsleigh track, to rafting in Sjoa, and heading downhill biking in Hafjell. About 8 miles out of the city you will find Hunderfossen Family Park, offers more than 50 activities/attractions for all ages.
The city of Lillehammer offers both a modern and vibrant shopping environment. Look at how lovely the area is, I believe that you can spend days photographing every and anything you see and that will become your vacation. There are museums and multiple cultural centers like the Maihaugen, Lillehammer Art Museum, and the Norwegian Olympic Museum. 8 miles outside of the city centre lies Hunderfossen Family Park, with more than 50 activities and attractions for all ages.
Vestfold – A coastline with an extensive cultural history perfection for families
Is your family seeking adventure and loves marine activities, Viking stories and a looking for a coastline with a cultural history. Truly the Vestfold region in Oslo should be on your destination list.
Outdoor family recreation is waiting for you at the Faerder National Park, as it has coastal outdoor recreation. Discover Færder National Park, one of Norway’s most important areas for coastal outdoor recreation. The visitor’s center is located at the southern tip of the Tjøme, World’s End. This is a rotunda and it is super cool because it offers panoramic views of Faerder national park!
There is a recreational area that allows you to capture amazing views of the fjord, rocks, skerries and fishing spots- talk about an activity that a family will love?
Viking heritage was most present in this area so you will able to learn more about it from the royal burial mounds in Borre in Horton, to the Oseberg ship burial mound and Slottsfjellet in Tønsberg and that is just a small spattering of what you can uncover from the Viking age.
As a mom of very active teens, I would have failed you if I forgot to mention this fun spot in Vestfold “ACTIVITY PARK HØYT OG LAVT.” This is Scandinavia’s largest climbing park for the entire family to enjoy. This park is located in the valley of Lågendalen. You will be at the tops of trees experiencing the area, and heading over 245 obstacles along 15 courses all with various lengths and difficulties. Remember as you work your way through this adventure, you and your family have made it to the top of the world and had an experience most will crave!
Other top regional destinations in Oslo offering incredible activities include Hedmark & Ringerike. I could simply go on and on, because of the activities, culinary experiences and adventures are endless in the area. My best suggestion is to look at Olso on a map, decided if this trip is for family or a couple. You also want to decide if you want to really dig into culinary experiences, and how you want to get around and then begin planning that trip of a lifetime.
The Oslo region of Norway is a destination, and when you head to a destination you need at least a few weeks spent there to really feel and experience the land, the culture, and the experience. Lavishly live life out loud and travel to Oslo, Norway, what will your adventure be?