Oslo is the capital of Norway, and exhibits all the hallmarks of a major capital city; the Royal Palace, the Opera House, the Akershus fortress, and the National Gallery all give a fitting sense of stately grandeur to one of Europe’s largest capital cities. Some visitors will immediately be drawn to the Munch collection in the National Gallery, whereas others will prefer a more cosmopolitan peaceful way of life in the city’s wonderful parks; check out Vigeland Park for its spectacular sculptures. If you take up car hire in the city, the Holmenkollen Ski Museum is a must. Hiring a car in Oslo is available from the airport, the railway station, and venues across the city.