Oslo was the first trip I took in my current “dash around Europe as much as possible in two years” game I have been playing with myself since January 2016. The flights were ridiculously cheap for a winter weekend break in Oslo, and it was only when I checked out the weather a couple of weeks beforehand that I realised why. Minus 16 degree temperatures and thick deep snow aside, Oslo was an enchanting city break location in spite of this. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that Oslo was truly beautiful because of it.
Moody skies, glistening trees and snow capped houses were juxtaposed between palatial houses, vast parks and fjords that disappeared off into the distance. Oslo is the perfect city break location, so if you want to visit in winter, here are 10 photos to get you clocking on that book now button!
If this has inspired and intrigued you to don your thermals (you’ll need them!) and get flights booked, You might want to plan a snowy boat trip on the fjords, and a visit to the incredibly haunting sculpture park. If you do visit, there are plenty of cosy cafes and bars to warm up in, and actually Oslo is very geared up to deal with snow, so you don’t need to worry about getting around!
Let me know your favourite places for a winter city break in the comments!