These days, the most appealing areas in the famously expensive Norwegian capital lie on the periphery of the city center, in its newly trendy neighborhoods,hip
Grunerlokka to the northeast, glamorous Tjuvholmen to the southwest and beyond, in the glorious landscapes of the Oslo Fjord and the sprawling northern forests.
Granted, downtown still harbors a version of “The Scream,” by Norway’s best-known painter, Edvard Munch, whose birth 150 years ago is being celebrated here all year.
But more buzz now surrounds the dazzling architectural landmarks — the sinuous art museum that opened last year and the angular opera house — anchoring the city’s renewed waterfront. Today, to properly explore Oslo’s finest attractions, expect
to wander widely.