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Arriving at Oslo International Airport (OSL) gives you the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of winter resorts and activities. Continue your trip by train to Lillehammer and Hafjell, well known for hosting the 1994 Winter Olympics. Travel comfortably on a 2.5-hour train ride and experience one of the oldest railway connections in Norway as it trails along the edge of Lake Mjøsa. A little more than two hours northwest of Oslo on the way towards Bergen, you will find Norefjell, one of the most dominating mountain ranges in southern Norway. Norefjell, with its mountains, valleys and lakes, forms a fascinating scene for nature activities.
Trysil, the largest forest community in Norway and Norway's largest ski resort in winter, is easily reachable from the airport. A comfortable 3.5-hour bus ride will take you directly to Trysil. Enjoy the ride through the beautiful, unspoiled countryside, famous for its huge lakes and gentle streams that provide great fishing for the beginner and the expert alike. You can also take the Airport Express train to Oslo and experience a modern town full of cultural highlights and tourist attractions, such as the Opera house and the great variety of museums, city life alongside the boardwalk of Aker Brygge, Karl Johans gate or the charming districts of Grunerløkka or Bislett. City break - country break - why not have both?
Fjord Norway – a winter wonderland
As you might know, the fjords are the soul of Norway - and certainly its most magnificent attraction. The Geirangerfjord attracts travellers to its pristine beauty, Naeroyfjord is the narrowest in the world, while the Sognefjord stretches halfway to the Swedish border. Hardangerfjord outside Bergen is famous for its flowering fruit trees and the Lysefjord winds past the sheer 2000-ft. (600-metre) Pulpit Rock.
Expect a rich variety of adventures in some of the worlds greatest nature while visiting Fjord Norway. You may relax, go sightseeing, or you can challenge yourself and stay fit with sports and outdoor activities whether it is summer or winter, along the coast of the magnificent fjord landscape or in the mountains. The cities and towns of Fjord Norway offers all sorts of urban pursuits and a rich cultural scene. In addition, you are just an hour or less away from the ski slopes of a number of resorts, as well as other fun winter adventures.
For the active visitor:
Oslo Vinterpark is located only 30 min by tram from the city center and has 18 slopes and 11 lifts for alpine skiing and snowboarding
Skiforeningen has 1677 miles (2700 kilometers) of prepared cross-country ski tracks, 90 of them floodlit in winter until 10 p.m.
Ice skating in Oslo between the Parliament and the Castle from December to March
Korketrekkeren tobogganing next to the original bobsleigh run, built for the 1952 Olympic Games
For a cultural break:
Oslo's museums and attractions are all open in winter.
Oslo Winter Walks are popular alternatives in between day time activities and evening amusement.
Shopping is also cultural...
For evening entertainment and nightlife:
Restaurants in Oslo
Nightlife in Oslo