Oslo is set at the head of the island-strewn Oslo fjord with an area of 96 square miles of forests, parks and recreational areas — including 343 inland lakes within the city limit. Oslo features a small and compact city center with most attractions within walking distance.
Visitors will find a wide selection of museums, galleries and shops (including tax-free shopping for both EU and non-EU citizens). Fine and affordable dining abounds at restaurants, cafes and bars. No fewer than six restaurants have earned Michelin stars. Oslo is home to the Nobel Peace Prize.