Oslo promotes itself as an outdoors city where the people are friendly and the air and water are clean. It also proudly boasts that its summer climate 'outwarms' all its rivals. In fact its quaint 'niceness' is perhaps the most lasting impression that most visitors take home with them.
It's compact but not too small, it's old but not in decay, it's expensive but there are ways around it and it's welcoming without being in-your-face. So if you've saved your pennies and want to see a slice of Scandinavian beauty, pack your bags, head to Oslo and enjoy... everyone does.
Facts for the traveller
Off the beaten track