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8 Ways To Ensure Your Weekend Trip To The Oslo Region Is The Most Epic Ever

Got any plans for the weekend? With special weekend fares to Oslo you’ll be surprised at just how much you can do before you have to be back in the office on Monday. From only $549* R/T! *Terms apply

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1. Welcome! Or should we say, "Velkommen!" You've just landed in Oslo’s International Airport — known as one of the world's greenest airports!

Courtesy of Oslo International Airport, Nordic Office of Architecture, Ivan Brodery

On arrival, you'll notice just how eco-friendly this airport is — from the state-of-the-art design to unique features, you'll get an exciting glimpse into what the rest of Norway has to offer!

2. Let the adventure begin! After just an hour-long train journey alongside the stunning Mjøsa lake, you can be awed by the Hamar Medieval Cathedral.

Courtesy of Hedmarkmuseet, Visit Hedmark

The 950-year-old cathedral ruins are enclosed in a strikingly picturesque glass structure, and offer an insight into the Viking era, through the Middle Ages, and up until now.

3. After you get that gram-worthy shot, take a shot at Atlungstad Distillery — one of the four remaining distilleries in Norway.

Courtesy of Atlungstad Distillery Stange, Visit Norway

Located by the scenic lake Mjøsa in Stange, this historic distillery offers guided tours of the production facilities, distillery museum, and barrel rooms.

4. Then end your evening at the heart of Norway, in the town of Lillehammer — steeped in cultural gems and unique experiences.

Courtesy of Ian Brodie, Visit Norway

With its various museums and art galleries, cozy restaurants, and thriving nightlife — this quaint town is the ideal destination for culture-seekers.

5. Wake up on the water — spend your morning performing your best balancing act at Fetsund Lenser, a timberfloating museum and national heritage monument.

Courtesy of Fetsund Lenser, Visit Norway

Set on the beautiful Glomma river, you'll be surrounded by an abundance of natural and cultural attractions. From boats to workshops to exhibitions, you'll truly have a unique experience here.

6. Then head back to the capital and walk through the colorful neighborhood of Grünerløkka.

Courtesy of Visit Oslo, Tord Baklund

You'll surely be charmed as you wander through these vibrant streets — where you can step into numerous vintage boutiques, stumble upon unique street art, and dine in the cutest little eateries!

7. Cap off your evening with a sunset stroll across the roof of the Oslo Opera House, before catching a spectacular ballet performance.

Courtesy of Tord Baklund, Visit Oslo

Outstanding panoramic views of the city's capital await you on top of the Opera House — a perfect spot to reflect on all that you've done on your magical weekend away.

8. And finally, wrap up your trip with a latte to go from one of Oslo's famous coffee shops, before taking the convenient Airport Express Train back to the airport.

Courtesy of SAS, Visit Norway, iStock

Give your friends serious FOMO on your departing journey home. Using the Wi-Fi onboard the new SAS planes, you can post all your weekend memories mid-flight. So sit back, relax, and watch those likes roll in!

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So what are you waiting for? Book your weekend getaway only with Visit Norway and Scandinavian Airlines, with flights starting at just $549* R/T.

*Fare is roundtrip including government taxes and carrier imposed fees. Additional baggage fees may apply.

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