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Top Reasons to Visit Oslo in the Month of August

Mela festival in Oslo
Mela festival in Oslo / Flickr: lokha

Oslo in August has warm weather and a full festival season guaranteeing you a memorable stay. You will enjoy grooving over international rhythms, relishing Norwegian food, and admiring the main attractions in Oslo. We have handpicked the top things to do in Oslo for this month. 

The month of August is at the height of summer with an average 18°C (54°F) and a high of 21°C (70°F). 

Mela Festival

The Mela Festival is a popular urban festival of performing arts and cultural expressions, which attracts over 300,000 tourists every year. Mela is one of the leading international European festival’s which brings together celebrated performers from different parts of the world. You will find an assortment of music, dance, arts and crafts, theatre, and food. 

Mela Festival
Mela Festival / Flickr: Jean-Marie Muggianu

This year the three-day Mela Festival, which is free-entry will be held from 18th-20th August, at Rådhusplassen (City Hall Square). Get ready to be enthralled with the 2017 line-up including artists like Timbuktu, Zakir Hussain, Naseebo Lal, and Mira Craig.
 

Mela Festival
Mela Festival1 / Flickr: wierciochy

Popular Music Festivals

Music-lovers will be spoilt for choice in Oslo. Enjoy the annual Oslo Jazz Festival or the Oslo Chamber Music Festival, and the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra (free outdoor concert) organised in front of the Royal Palace. Another concert to look out for is the performance by Norway's biggest bands, VAMP hosted at the stunning Akershus Fortress.

Oslo Jazz Festival
Oslo Jazz Festival / Flickr: Tore Sætre

If you are in Oslo in the early-half of August, then you can also enjoy the fun fair, football games at the International football tournament, the Norway Cup.

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