Oslo is the oldest capital in Scandinavia. Old Oslo was founded by King Harald Hardrad in 1949. It was destroyed several times by fire. It was rebuilt by King Christian IV of Denmark and Norway in the first half of the seventeenth century. The king renamed the city as Christiania after his own name. This city started developing as a center of culture and commerce again. In 1878 the place was renamed Kristiania. The original name Oslo was restored in 1925.
Oslo is a fine place to celebrate your wedding. Music and dancing make an important part of a Norwegian wedding. Colorful folk costumes are worn at the weddings. Branches of birch trees are used for decoration. They add flavor to the celebration.
There is archaeological evidence which testify to the existence of Christianity on the land a thousand years ago.
Norway and other countries of Scandinavia provide a stunning destination for a honeymoon. It provides the relics of the adventurous Viking period. The history of the pioneer seafarers will inspire the adventure in you. The remains of the Viking ships are still preserved.
There are plenty of hotels in Oslo which has comparatively cheap fares. A ride by the Oslo-Bergen railway will give you stunning view of the mountains. The average temperature ranges from -2 degree centigrade in winter to +20 degree centigrade in summer.
The traditional farming and fishing population is still there and going strong. About sixty five percent of Oslo is protected by law. It consists of lakes, hills, forests, open areas and parks. Some times even wild moose are also seen in the places inhabited by the people!