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

Norway supports elections in Haiti

Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende says Norway will provide USD 400 000 to support the implementation of elections in Haiti in the coming months...Read more...

785 migrants picked up by Norwegian vessel

The Norwegian salvage vessel "Siem Pilot" on Saturday landed 785 new migrants rescued from the Mediterranean, 27 of them small children, in the Italian harbour of Palermo on Sicily...Read more...

Football: Norway Cup 2015 opens

The Norway Cup, also called "The World's Largest Football Tournament for young people", opened in Oslo on Saturday with a flower parade and conserts...Read more...

Cycling: Hushovd plans Norwegian World Tour team

Former Norwegian professional biker, Thor Hushovd tells TV2 that he is planning to establish a completely new Norwegian professional bicycling team...Read more...

New production wells in the North Sea

Statoil reports that the drilling of the first production well at the Gina Krog field has started, just a few days after the drilling rig arrived at the North Sea field...Read more...

Norway urges Israel to stop planned relocation in West Bank

Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende says Norway calls on Israel to stop the plans for forced relocation of the residents and demolition of the Palestinian village of Susiya in the West Bank...Read more...

Agreement on Norwegian grants to the EU

Norway and the EU have initialled an agreement on Norway’s contribution for a new period of the EEA and Norway Grants, with a view to reducing social and economic disparities in Europe...Read more...

Football: Molde lost in the return match

Norwegian club Molde FK lost 0-1 to Pyunik Jerevan of Armenia in their 2nd round qualifier for the Champions League on Tuesday. However, Molde moves on with 5-1 on aggregate...Read more...

July 22nd 2011 remembered

Today, Wednesday July 22nd, it is four years since 77 people were killed in the terrorist attacks on the Central Government buildings in Oslo and the Labour Party's youth camp at Utøya...Read more...

Norway condemns the terror attack in Turkey

- I condemn in the strongest terms the terrorist attack in the city of Suruc in Turkey on Monday, says Norway's Foreign Minister Børge Brende. - My thoughts and deepest sympathy go to those who have lost their loved ones and to the Turkish People, Brende says...Read more...

Contracts awarded to build el link between the UK and Norway

Contracts totalling €1.5billion have been awarded to build the NSN link – the first electricity link between UK and Norway, - the world's longest interconnector...Read more...

Kongsberg chosen for Manila training centre

The Norwegian Ship Owners’ Association (NSA) has chosen Kongsberg Maritime to upgrade the simulation facilities at The Norwegian Training Centre - Manila (NTC-M), in the Philippines...Read more...

How to stop unregulated fishing in the Arctic Ocean

Norway and the other coastal states to the central Arctic Ocean, - Canada, Denmark, Russia and the US, have signed a declaration on research cooperation and measures to combat unregulated fishing in the international part of the central Arctic Ocean...Read more...

Welcomes agreement on Financing for Development

- I am extremely pleased that the UN member states have agreed on a framework for financing sustainable development, says Norway's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende. He says this is good news for the world, and particularly for the least developed countries. ..Read more...

Tall Ships Races 2015 arrive in Norway

Fifty ships and around 2500 crew from 17 different nations have arrived in the harbour city of Aalesund on the west coast of Norway, as part of the Tall Ships Race 2015, which this year started in Belfast...Read more...

Local News in Brief

Social Networking

Eidsvoll 200 year

.Partners

NORGE.NO/DIFI
Visit Dalen
Svalbard Reiseliv Front Right Top