5 reasons to go urban this Easter
Does black asphalt sound more appealing than freshly prepared ski slopes? You shouldn’t underestimate Easter in the city, as it will most likely be one for the memory books.
1. Play tourist
Do you have that one museum, or that one restaurant, you have always wanted to visit, but never gotten around to? Don’t fret, you’re not alone. Easter provides the perfect opportunity to play tourist in your own city, checking into a hotel, visiting a new cultural sight or eating at the restaurants you’ve only dreamt of trying. You might even fall in love with your hometown all over again, but in any case; you can’t beat the luxury of sleeping in a hotel bed instead of your own.
Hotel room at At Six.
2. Scandinavia at your feet
All major Scandinavian cities are great Easter destinations, and after a long winter they are now sparkling under the first sunrays of spring. This is a time of year when nature, man and city comes back to life. In Stockholm you’ll find that the sights are aplenty, most of which stay open even on red days, the view over Oslo from Holmenkollen is mesmerizing, while in Copenhagen it’s raining delicious Michelin stars.
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Nyhavn in Copenhagen is the perfect spot for the first outdoor drink of the year. Foto: Anton Karatkevich
3. A city all of your own
When everyone gets in their car heading for the mountains, the city’s atmosphere changes overnight. It can be hard to describe the atmosphere that rises, and it’s only the few who stay behind who get to experience the change of city air. It’s like they are sharing a secret.
Not only does this new silence have a meditative effect, it creates a perfect backdrop for a relaxing walk soaking up the Easter sun, before sitting down on sidewalk café ordering the first “utepils” (outdoor drink) of the season. Having a city all to yourself is a form of luxury you need to experience to fully appreciate.
4. Enjoy the good life
An urban Easter invites the good life, and during the quiet days of Easter you are allowed to celebrate your inner epicurean. Linger over eggy breakfasts, drink cappuccinos at the best coffee shop in town, catch a show or a play, drink good wine and indulge in even better restaurants – the possibilities are endless! Going urban for Easter is the perfect choice when all you want is to enjoy the good things in life.
Go out for a looooooooong breakfast.
Just because you prefer Easter in the city, doesn’t mean that you can’t pull out the good old skies. In most Norwegian cities you’ll find ski slopes within easy reach, in Oslo, for example, you’ll find both “marka” and Tryvann just a short bus ride away. When choosing to celebrate Easter in the city you actually get to experience the best of both worlds.
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