Published: September 200748 HOURS
Oslo Destination Guide
Photo: Vigeland Sculpture Park, Oslo, Norway
Over 200 life-size sculptures populate the Vigeland Sculpture Park.
Photo by Travel Pix Collection/

Norway's capital lures visitors with its new cultural treasures.

From the glossy new Nobel Peace Center to a developing riverfront, Oslo makes the most of its newfound wealth. But Norwegians also love the outdoors and are proud of the fact that only one third of the city is urbanized, the rest comprising forests, lakes, rivers, and the Oslo Fjord. In the September 2007 issue of National Geographic Traveler, Raphael Kadushin explores this northern powerhouse—one of the world's most expensive cities.

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