Travel photo: Oslo Opera House in the winter

The Oslo Opera House (Operahuset in Norwegian) is situated right at the head of the Oslo fjord, in central Oslo’s neighbourhood of Bjorvika. It is certainly one of Norway’s most iconic buildings, and even if you are not a fan of opera in general, this icon is definitely worth a visit.

Oslo opera house, Norway

The modernist building, which houses the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, is a sight in itself, not just for architecture buffs. Its unique constructions allows visitors to even walk on top of it. The best time to visit is perhaps winter, when the huge plaza to its front is covered in snow, and the street lights combined with the lighting in the opera house creates a surprisingly warm atmosphere despite the rather cold architectural style.

Ramps and steps lead up to the roof of the building, from which one can enjoy panoramic views of Oslo. Of course the interior design of the building is just as admirable. Step inside and admire the oak surfaces that stand in contrast to the cold white marble and glass features and make the opera house such an inviting place. Definitely worth visiting!

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Christina Hegele

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