Oslo, Norway

Norway's capital lies at the head of the majestic Oslofjord and dates back to the mid-11th century. Arriving by ship, your first sight is the imposing Akershus Fortress towering above the docks. Vigeland Sculpture Park holds astonishing sculptures in granite, bronze and iron. The interior of the City Hall features Socialist modernism in its purest form. Edvard Munch, the famous Norwegian artist, bequeathed an extensive collection to the museum that bears his name. Sagas of Norway's explorations are preserved in the polar ship Fram, and the Viking Ship Museum.