Norway

Norway Travel Guide

The designer shoe mecca is a must-see.

With its sloping white-marble roof and delicate glass façade, Oslo’s National Opera House is a grand architectural statement—planting a flag for high culture on the Oslo waterfront—but more essentially it also creates a dramatic new public space in the heart of the city.

The jazz club is part of a trendy arts district of graffiti-covered warehouses on the banks of the Akerselva River.

Olympic Pedigree: Italian Manuela Di Centa earned medals in all five cross-country events at Birkebeineren, site of the 1994 Winter Games’ cross-country skiing and biathlon competitions.

 

Activities: This is no ordinary water park—think inner-tubing, two pools, three waterslides, five hot tubs, and more. Nearby, you’ll find the tallest rappelling wall on the ocean.

Where: This pedestrian and bike arch bridge is in Akershus, Norway, but da Vinci had planned for the bridge (to be named the Golden Horn Bridge) to span the waterway dividing western Constantinople for Sulta