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Oslo, Norway

Release the tiger

Confusingly for some, Oslo is nicknamed 'The Tiger', and stepping out of Oslo Central Station, you can admire a great statue of this town mascot. There aren't many tigers to be seen in Norway, but rather this relates to the Norwegian capital's reputation as a vibrant and exciting place to be. Experience this at the quarter of Aker Brygge with chic and happening boutiques and restaurants. The industrial Grünerløkka neighbourhood is Oslo at its most hip, with quirky and fascinating shops and cafés to explore. A city break to The Tiger wouldn't be complete without seeing Karl Johans Gate, the grand avenue housing the Royal Palace and University of Oslo. Sunset is an excellent time to walk along the banks of the Akerselva River that flows through town, and sightseeing possibilities abound with boat tours in and around the city. As the clock ticks towards the end of your weekend break, enjoy an akvavit herbal liqueur or take the rare opportunity to taste Norwegian beer with the revelling crowds downtown.

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