After the blinding brightness of the sky that stands out against the waters of the fjords, one of the first things you can admire in Oslo when arriving by sea is the Opera House. You might also get the impression it is dancing on the water, as the theatre was literally built on water in 2008. The main opera and ballet performances take place there, while for regular theatre, there is the Nationaltheatret, dating back to 1899, the largest theatre in Norway, whose billboard never fails to include a play by Henrik Johan Ibsen, a father of modern dramaturgy
Oslo offers museums for everyone (the theme of consensus can be clearly felt in the city, home of the Nobel Peace Centre). Everything from the famous Munch Museum (be sure not to miss “The Scream” among all the museums), where there are also some works by Van Gogh, all the way to the Viking Ship Museum. Also worth a visit is Vigeland Park, an open-air gallery that contains only the sculptures and wrought iron works by the Norwegian artist Gustav Vigeland.
To better appreciate the “green” side of Norway, you could end by visiting the Norsk Folkemuseum, an open-air reconstruction of a typical village, in the heart of the residential district on the Bygdøy peninsula.
A good way to immediately get in touch with the local culture is to adopt its habits: renting a bicycle, for example, maybe matching the vibrant colours of the Autumn-Winter collection by Rewoolution: a selection of sportswear perfect both for leisure and travel. Sweatshirts and jumpsuits, exclusively made from merino wool, play on a base of blacks illuminated by orange or royal blue flashes. The models in white and blue light fit seamlessly, lost in the light of the sky and the North Sea.