Walk on the roof of the Oslo Opera HouseOslo, Norway
For a relatively small place Norway's capital Oslo punches well above its weight when it comes to interesting sights. And one of the best ways to take in this leafy city is from a rather elevated position. Standing atop the arresting, angular Oslo Opera House, set by the water's edge in the very heart of the capital, will allow you privileged views of the Oslo Fjord, with bright clapboard houses scattered along its shore line. While turning 180 degrees on the spot will provide views of both the city, and beyond the hills and mountains that surround it.
The marble-embellished roof of the opera house was designed by Norwegian artists Kristain Blystad, Kalle Grude, Jorunn Sannes. And aside from enjoying the near 360-degree panoramic views from on top of it, the opera house also plays host to a number of events, such as plays and concerts performed both within its walls and outside in its sprawling forecourt. Whether you take a stroll on the iconic roof or see a moving ballet performance, the Oslo Opera House is a highlight of any visit to the Norwegian capital and should be at the top of your to-do list.
Walking on the roof of Oslo Opera House is free.