Things to do in Oslo, Norway
If you are a music fan looking for a change from your usual festival haunts this summer, then why not travel to Oslo, and attend the city’s famous jazz festival?
Chilling out to the smooth sounds of the wide range of acts on the bill is certainly a great way to enjoy this beautiful city and with so many youth hostels in Oslo to choose from, you are sure to never be far away from all the action.
The bustling metropolis of Oslo is a tourist favorite all year round but if you have a soft spot for saxophones, horns and smooth singing then August is the best month to visit.
Lots of great artists travel to Olso every year and line-up in shaping up one of the best musical event, Oslo’s Jazz Festival, in the event’s history.
Native Norwegian performers the Helge Lien Trio, Slugfield, Tonje Unstad, The Real Thing and the Christianssand String Swing Ensemble are all set to entertain their home crowd and performances by these acts are sure to be among the best ones to catch at the event.
The festival’s opening night is due to boasting an exhilarating performance by the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet. Singer Toots Thielemans will also be taking to the stage on August 16th, with Ornette Coleman also on the bill.
If you love buying mementos of your time on holiday then the jazz festival will not disappoint, as it offers a wide range of take-home items sure to remind you of all the fun you had on a break to an Oslo hostel. Pieces on offer include umbrellas, t-shirts, and bags.
After the festival, why not check out Norway’s National Gallery, or the fun-packed Viking Ship Museum, both of which can be found in this amazing capital city. With its rich culture and attraction sites, Olso is your ultimate travel destination.