Oslo is the metropolis and the most crowded city in Norway. It forms both a county and a district, established in the year 1040, and founded as a 'kaupstad' or marketing place in 1048 by King Harald III, the city was raised to a diocese in 1070 and a metropolis beneath Haakon V during 1300. Various monuments were constructed during the 19th century, like the Royal Palace (1825?1848), Stortinget (the Parliament) (1861?1866), the University, National auditorium and the Stock Exchange. Amid the world-popular maestros who stayed here in this time were Henrik Ibsen and Knut Hamsun. Oslo inhabits a curve of region at the northernmost tip of the Oslofjord. The inlet, which is almost split by the Nesodden cape facing Oslo, resting to the south; in all other routes Oslo is encircled by green slopes and peaks. There are 40 islands inside the city border, the biggest being Malm?ya (0.56 km2 or 0.22 sq. mi), and plenty more about the Oslofjord. Oslo has 343 lakes, the biggest being Maridalsvannet Discover this destination by booking all-inclusive holidays to Oslo with Hotelslog which includes cheap flights, affordable accommodations and flexible booking choices. Organise your holiday to Oslo right now!