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In photos: These are Lonely Planet’s picks for the best cities to visit in 2018, #10. Oslo, Norway

Lonely Planet has released their picks for the best cities to visit in 2018, in a list that features a few surprises and interesting choices. To make the cut on one of the most influential travel lists of the year, destinations must offer outstanding experiences in 2018, be it for a special event, milestone, or new openings and attractions, editors say. They can likewise be overlooked and underrated destinations that are worth the visit. For travel ideas in the year ahead, click through to see Lonely Planet’s selection of best cities 2018.

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10. Oslo, Norway
In 2018, Norway’s king and queen celebrate the 50th year of their marriage. Expect fanfare and pageantry. Likewise, Oslo’s landmark Opera House will mark its 10th anniversary with a season of special concerts and performances.

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The clean diagonals of Oslo Opera House have been a fixture since 2007 and are indicative of the city’s taste for innovative architecture © Mats Anda / Moment RF

For many years, Norway’s capital has been eclipsed by its stylish Scandi neighbours. But Oslo, along with the rest of the nation, is set to toast a landmark event: in 2018, Norway’s beloved king and queen celebrate the 50th year of their marriage. Expect fanfare and pageantry aplenty, along with a packed calendar of events – civic, culinary and cultural. As a bonus, Oslo’s landmark Opera House is marking its 10th birthday in 2018 with a celebratory season of concerts and performances, so you really couldn’t pick a better year to visit.

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