Some of the many reasons Oslo is one of the best places to travel in 2017.
Oslo’s ultra-cool new airport and the coffee culture are two reasons why Travel + Leisure named the Norwegian capital one of the Best Places to Travel in 2017.
And there’s plenty of development happening this year, particularly along the city’s waterfront. Each new building is transforming the city by embracing sleek Scandinavian design and bringing an infusion of energy to the neighborhood.
The revitalization started nearly two decades ago with the approval of the Fjord City project, or Fjordbyen, by the Oslo City Council. The plan outlined development projects from the western neighborhood of Frognerkilen to the eastern neighborhood of Sydhavna — a stretch of more than seven miles along the water.
Since then, many of the major design projects like the Oslo Opera House and Astrup Fearnley Museum have been completed, but there are still quite a few in the works. Here are the highlights as well as what’s coming soon.