Oslo really comes to life in the long summer days and nights of August. In an explosion of music, culture and dance, the many festivals bring an exciting atmosphere to the city that can be enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.

For an exceptional musical experience, get down to the Oslo Medieval Park and different clubs and stages around the city for the Øya Rock Festival which gives you the latest within contemporary rock/ pop music. Also worth a visit is the Oslo Chamber Music Festival and the Oslo Jazz Festival later in the month. Concerts not to miss this month are Norah Jones and the Rolling Stones.

During the summer, there are nearly 21 hours of sunlight in Oslo. Take advantage of this by going for a late night drink at Aker Brygge Harbour or going for a romantic midnight stroll in the Vigeland Sculpture Park. And if you have had enough of music and culture, you can get on a local ferry and enjoy a relaxing day on one of the many islands in the Oslo fjord, go hiking or biking in the Oslo forest or go bargain hunting for interesting up-and-coming designer goods and clothes in the area of Grünerløkka.

For more detailed information, check out all the festivals and events at www.visitoslo.com

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