48 Hours in Oslo: Attractions You Need to Check Out Before You Leave

Nowadays, city breaks are becoming more and more popular. After all, we understand the appeal. You can check out new cities and new destinations without having to take time off work, and you can embark on a whistle-stop tour that shows you the best bits in just one weekend. Yes, you can definitely do this if you choose to visit Oslo – but what do you need to check out before you leave?

Check Out The Vigeland Sculpture Park

Sure, art and sculptures may not be your thing – but you’ve yet to see what the Vigeland Sculpture Park has in store for you. This sculpture park can be found within the famous Frogner Park, and it’s safe to say that it’s pretty wacky. These 650 sculptures largely focus on the human race, and some of them have left many people raising their eyebrows over the years.

Marvel At The Viking Ship Museum

Norway is famous for its Viking history, so it would be rude not to check out the Viking Ship Museum, right? This particular museum has some of the best-preserved Viking ships in the world, and some of them can be traced back to 800BCE. Alongside this, you can also learn all about the Viking way of life, their clothing, their furniture, their food, and more.

Visit The Holmenkollen Ski Jump And Museum

The Holmenkollen Ski Jump is truly a sight to behold, and this 1923 creation is actually now one of the oldest in the world – as well as one of the most impressive. Not only can you go on a tour up the jump itself, but you can also check out the museum on the way back down. If you’re a skier yourself, you’ll love learning about the history of snowsports.

Oslo is a wonderful city that has so much to offer, but be sure to add these main Oslo attractions to your bucket list.

Plan a Secluded Vacation on Necker Island, Richard Branson’s Place

Necker Island, bird's eye view

It’s no secret that the rich and the famous often like to find seclusion in the biggest mansions of the farthest islands. Sir Richard Branson is one of the lucky men to have an entire island all to himself. That, however, is about to change. Located in the crystal clear waters of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, Necker Island is now open to visitors again.

Necker Island’s Recovery from Hurricane Irma

Branson’s island was a paradise and a favorite spot for destination weddings until it was struck by the devastating Hurricane Irma back in 2017. The good news is that Branson invested in a two-year rebuild that was recently completed. Necker Island is now more luxurious and lush than ever before.

A New Luxury Vacation Spot

Necker Island, watersport activities When it comes to finding luxury and seclusion, the opulent private island, which can accommodate up to 22 guests at a time, ticks both boxes. Those guests can enjoy a number of perks on the 74-acre estate, such as a private beach and stretch of water, water sports, private tennis lessons with a professional coach, and so much more. Not to mention the breathtaking views over the Caribbean all the way from the infinity pools and the floating sushi bar.

In terms of booking your stay there, you can go for a full buyout, or use the “Celebration Week” to book individual rooms. Necker Island welcomes all types of guests, from solo travelers to couples and families.

A Piece of Paradise

Aside from luxury, Necker Island will delight guests with its rich flora and fauna. Once there, you’ll be able to see flamingos, lemurs, iguanas, and tortoises in their natural habitat. The best part? The private resort is built with as much concern about the surrounding nature as possible. Nearly 90% of it runs on renewable energy.

Sir Richard Branson

In a recent statement, Branson shared his joy to be sharing the idyllic island with its future guests.