Oslo beats Nordic cities on 2018 list

Oslo, Norway, visit, tourism, Lonely Planet, top 10, 2018, cities, Nordic

Lonely Planet namedrops Oslo in world top ten
Oslo has made it to the top ten must-visit cities around the world for 2018, according to the travel publisher Lonely Planet, but only just.
Having named in previous years Nordic destinations like Gotland, Greenland, Sweden and all three Baltic countries, Lonely Planet has opted for Oslo to take tenth place in its latest much-reported edition of cities to visit in the coming year.
Admitting that Oslo has in the past been “eclipsed by stylish Scandi neighbours” like Copenhagen and Stockholm, the publisher says the 50th wedding anniversary of King Harald and Queen Sonja is one reason to book a trip to the Norwegian capital next year.
“Expect fanfare and pageantry aplenty, along with a packed calendar of events – civic, culinary and cultural,” the travel company writes, adding that visitors “really couldn’t pick a better year to visit” than 2018.
VisitOslo, the city’s official tourist guide, has seized on the recommendation.
“To be chosen by Lonely Planet is a great honour. This would never have happened without our hard-working tourism industry. There is so much positive energy in Oslo these days and we look forward to bidding more visitors welcome,” administrative director Christian Lunde told the newspaper Aftenposten.
Lonely Planet’s top ten cities to visit in 2018:
1. Seville, Spain
2. Detroit, USA
3. Canberra, Australia
4. Hamburg, Germany
5. Kaohsiung, Taiwan
6. Antwerp, Belgium
7. Matera, Italy
8. San Juan, Puerto Rico
9. Guanajuato, Mexico
10. Oslo, Norway

The Local


Check Also

Norwegian, complaint, Facebook, airlines, respond, poem, fee, name change, ticket, service

Norwegian replies to poetic complaint with a poem

The airline has been praised on social media for its response to a rhyming complaint.

Norwegian, loss, Soth America, strategy, Brazil, Argentina, plan, coast, flights, aircraft

Norwegian: first Argentina, next Brazil. Genius or madness?

The Nordic low-cost carrier is embracing growth in South America as its capacity rises rapidly. But it’s also falling heavily into debt.

Norwegian, flights, routes, South America, Brazil, Argentina, low-cost, budget, Australia, Perth

Norwegian reveals more South America plans

The airline plans flights between South America and Asia, and is also in talks to launch low-cost flights in Brazil.

Norwegian, Boeing 737-800, delivery, final, MAX, aircraft, type, low-cost, long-haul, flights

Norwegian’s last 737-800 delivery as MAX era starts

The airline takes delivery of its 100th direct-buy Boeing 737-800, an aircraft type that is already being replaced.

Norwegian, loss, Soth America, strategy, Brazil, Argentina, plan, coast, flights, aircraft

Norwegian posts €30.7mn full-year loss

The negative result was influenced by global expansion, fleet renewal and other costs.

Norwegian, low-cost, Kjos, Boeing 787, Dreamliner, Airbus, A321neo LR, Singapore, Asia, Argentina, South America, plans, strategy, UK, London, speech, Shard, transatlantic, long-haul, USA, Detroit, Philadelphia

Norwegian plots global expansion

But it is putting the UK first. It makes the first low-cost long-haul flight to South America today.