Reykjavik- If you can travel to Iceland, do! Its really a fantastic place to be, although if you’re not good with cold weather, you may want to bring a really warm jacket! Icelanders seem to love tourists, and it seems that since their economy collapsed several years ago, they really try to make everyone feel completely at home and welcome there, in order to draw in more tourism (Or maybe thats just how the Icelanders naturally are). Reykjavik itself is an interesting city. It doesn’t have the grand buildings that you associate with European cities, and has a more down-to-earth feel. When in Reykjavik, you really feel like everyone is at an equal level. There aren’t too many overwhelmingly big houses, and the government’s buildings don’t diminish and make the common man feel inferior. There are plenty of adventures to take from the city, including well priced tours, and renting a car for only 100 USD a day. I heard that Iceland used to be much more expensive before the crisis, so see this country quickly before the prices go back up! You’ll never forget it!
Oslo- If you’re looking for a city that will blow you out of your mind, Oslo isn’t going to be that city. Its expensive, and spread out, and contains only a few genuinely interesting tourist sites. It may be good for a one or two day visit, but I wouldn’t recommend spending more time than that there, or you may just break your wallet! For your time in the city I’d recommend seeing the Royal Palace, and walking the whole distance of Karl Johans Gate. Also make sure to see Domkirke, Akershus, and the waterfront area. For interesting museums, head to the Norwegian Folk Museum on Bygdoy, as well as the Viking Ship Museum and Nobel Prize Museum. The Con-Tiki Museum and Fram Museum might be worth a stop as well. There are quite a few neat looking cafes around, but as stated earlier, they may be quite spendy, because Oslo is the world’s most expensive city. One good thing about Oslo is that it does have a good collection of statues and parks, such as Vigeland Sculpture Park, which you absolutely cannot miss! You may also want to check out some of the immigrant neighborhoods around the city for a nice break from Oslo’s seemingly homogenous culture.