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How to Pass for a Local in Oslo

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Cosmopolitan, edgy, playful: Oslo serves up Scandinavian cool with heartwarming enthusiasm. Here are five ways to go local in the Norwegian capital.

The Queen of Nordic Cool: Oslo

Cosmopolitan, edgy, playful: Oslo serves up Scandinavian cool with heartwarming enthusiasm.

Reader Recs: Best Winter Destinations

Don’t let the cold temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere take the pep out of your travel step. The winter months can offer up some of the best travel opportunities, often at a lower price point—and you can always head south if you’re in need of some Vitamin D. Here are a dozen destinations to inspire you from our Nat Geo Travel Facebook fans.

#NGTRadar: Travel Lately

The Radar–the latest and best from the travel blogosphere–is a regular feature on Intelligent Travel every other Wednesday. Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTravel and tag your favorite travel stories #NGTRadar to help us find the crème de la crème on the Web. Here are our latest picks.

Painting the Town Munch: Oslo

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Norwegian painter Edvard Munch perfected the art of darkness and foreboding. Belying those moody themes is a colorful palette that perks up Oslo’s winter gray as the city celebrates the 150th anniversary of the artist’s birth.

I Heart My City: Andrea’s Oslo

Bucharest native Andrea Chirulescu came to Oslo five years ago to work in the IT industry — but it only took her a couple hours to fall in love with the Norwegian capital. Here are a few of her favorite things about her adopted city.

Where Oslo Plays: Løkka

Oslo’s quirky borough along the banks of the Akerselva River, Grünerløkka (Løkka as locals call it) used to be a gritty industrial area. Now, it’s where the cool kids go to shop and play.

Oslo…From Under An Umbrella

If I say Norway, most of you probably think of boats, water, and stunning nature. I happened to visit Oslo for two days in July when the rain just wouldn’t stop pouring down. Since I had forgotten my raincoat, I decided to scrap my plan to visit the beautiful Oslo Fjord region and explore the Oslo city center instead. Here’s what Norway’s capital city has to offer on a rainy summer’s day.

I Heart My City (in the Summer)

The first official day of summer is tomorrow (for the northern half of the world, at least), so we thought we’d kick it off right: with a special edition of I Heart My City. Here are 20 quintessential summer must-dos from past I Heart contributors all around the globe.

Book Excerpt: From the Eyes of the Vikings

RED GLACIER, ALASKA Bergs and boulders form islands of ice and rock in the basin of the glacier. Welcome to the latest edition of Library Fridays, where we share an excerpt from one our upcoming titles from National Geographic Books. I was particularly enthused at just hearing the name of this week’s book, From the…

My City Celebrates: Anne-Sophie’s Oslo

This year, inspired by our ever-popular “I Heart My City” series on Intelligent Travel, we’re reveling in the holiday season by asking our readers to share their favorite ways to celebrate in their cities. Today’s city-lover is travel writer Anne-Sophie Redisch, who gives us a glimpse of Oslo. What to share the things that make…

I Heart My City: Anne-Sophie’s Oslo

Greetings, city-lovers! Travel writer Anne-Sophie Redisch gives her country’s capital city some lovin’, and tells us why this Scandinavian metropolis is simply the best. Want to see your city on IT? Copy and paste our list of fill-in-the-blank questions into an e-mail, fill in your answers, and send your responses to IntelligentTravel@ngs.org. And if you’re…