Visit the Kon-Tiki Museum
Banner

Oslo on "top-destinations" list for 2013

altThe New York Times has named Oslo as one of the 46 most attractive travel destinations in the world in 2013, and the only Scandinavian city mentioned in the ranking.

Oslo is in good company among destinations like Rio De Janeiro, Accra and Ningxia on the American newspaper's top-travel list for 2013.

The newly developed downtown neighborhood Tjuvholmen and the brand new Astrup Fearnley Museum have both contributed to polishing up people's impression of Oslo. Oslo is not so easy to ignore anymore among the other Scandinavian capitals, the New York Times reports.

Gourmet-restaurant Maaemo is also mentioned in the article. It was recently awarded two Michelin-stars despite being open for only a year.

"This is all related to Oslo's city development the past years, and with the phenomenal amount of attention from the U.S. last year in association with the opening of the Astrup Fearnley Museum and the sale of the Munch painting "Scream" at Sotheby's in New York," says Tor E. Sannerud, CEO of VisitOslo.

However, Sannerud thinks that Norway could become even better at promoting its capital rather than only focusing on fjords and mountains.

"There is more focus on our national cultural heritage such as churches rather than opera and art. Maybe we should care a little bit more about Oslo being Norway's biggest destination, Sannerud wonders.

Norway has built several large cultural centers over the past few years, including the Opera House in Bjørvika and the Holmenkollen ski jump, ski arena and stadium.

"And there will probably be more investments to come in the near future. I don't think we have ever seen this many investments in culture in Oslo as we have these past ten years, Sannerud tells Aftenposten.

(Osloby)

Julie Ryland

 

 


Related Articles

Yara boosts fertilizer capacity

Fertilizer producer Yara is boosting its production capacity at its plant in Porsgrunn, Norway. The plant is already one of the largest fertilizer plants in the world...Read more...

Oslo train services back to normal

All train services to and from Oslo Central Station were back to normal Friday morning, following a complete stoppage Thursday afternoon and evening...Read more...

Major rock slide expected shortly

In Romsdal in Central Norway, farms in the Rauma area have been evacuated by the police, after experts have warned that large portions of a mountain side is about to fall into the valley below...Read more...

Strong wind hampers traffic in the North

Gale-force winds along the coast of Troms and Finnmark counties have caused problems for the traffic in the region...Read more...

Finnmark celebrates 70-year liberation anniversary

KirkenesThis weekend marks the 70-year anniversary of the liberation of Finnmark County by Russian troops from the German occupation during the Second World War. ..Read more...

Norwegian Royals visit Jordan

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit have visited one of the world's largest refugee camps in Jordan, together with Foreign Minister Børge Brende...Read more...

Statoil discovers more oil in the North sea

StatoilStatoil has discovered oil close to the Grane-field at Utsirahøyden in the North Sea. The find is expected to consist of between 30 and 80 billion barrels of extractable oil. ..Read more...

Security Police closes Syria-travelers' bank accounts

AccountThe Security Police (PST) has been granted permission to freeze the assets of two Norwegians who have traveled to Syria to fight for the Islamic State (IS). ..Read more...

Kongsberg receives major contracts for Joint Strike Fighter

Norwegian high-tech firm KONGSBERG has this summer signed contracts with Marvin Engineering and Northrop Grumman to a total worth of MNOK 300.for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programme...Read more...

Norwegian Ebola patient recovers

ebolaThe Norwegian health care worker who was infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone has been declared healthy and is no longer infectious.  ..Read more...

Sunday's Telethon: NOK 239 mill so far

Sunday's nationwide NRK TV telethon in support of the Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) had by Monday morning netted more than NOK 239 million, a new record...Read more...

Alpine skiing: Lund Svindal out with injury

Norway's alpine ace, Aksel Lund Svindal (31) looks to be out for most of the season after the Achilles' tendon in his left foot snapped during an exercise period in Sølden on Sunday...Read more...

One third of all jobs will be in the health sector in 2060

Health careThe largest wave of seniors is expected from 2020 to 2025, and will lead to considerable growth in the Norwegian labor market. According to Statistics Norway, a third of all employees will be working in the health care sector in 2060. ..Read more...

Stronger focus on the High North in 2015

The Government has long underlined that the High North is Norway’s most important foreign policy area. This was again emphasized in the proposal for next year's fiscal budget...Read more...

Latest poll: Decline for government coalition

While the coalition government of the Conservative Party and the Progress Party celebrated its first year in office, a poll released by Response included a warning by the electorate...Read more...

Local News in Brief

Social Networking

WHAT's YOUR OPINION

Should Norway apply for the 2022 Winter Olympics ?

Norwaypost Classifieds

Visit the  Kon-Tiki Museum
Travel in Norway
Eidsvoll 200 year

.Partners

Visit Dalen
Norwegian Glacier Museum
62 degrees north
NORGE.NO/DIFI
Svalbard Reiseliv Front Right Top