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Welcome to Oslo

Explore Oslo

Nestled in between the fjords of Norway’s southern coast, Oslo is a beautiful places that offers visitors the best of both city life and breathtaking experiences in the outdoors. Oslo is one of the most spread out capitals in Europe, with an area of 454 square kilometres, more than half of which is covered with forest.

About Oslo

The Norwegian capital has a relatively small population of 640,000; though it is now officially the fastest growing city in Europe. * The city is located on the 100km Oslofjord, which contains over 40 islands. * The world’s largest sculpture park, Frogner Park, is located in Oslo.

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Where to Stay

Oslo has an even spread of affordable accommodation throughout the city

Despite it’s large area, Oslo is an easy city to get around with reliable public transport and a well organised feel. There are many different districts with apartments and other accommodation available all over the place. Most first time visitors will head to the centre. Karl Johans Gate is Oslo’s main street, find a place close to here and you’ll be near Oslo Cathedral, the National Theatre and other top sights, plus the main shopping district. Since Oslo Opera House opened there in 2008, the southern part of the city has been hugely regenerated and become popular with locals and visitors alike. If you’re looking for something a little different from the main tourist areas, try an apartment in Grønland, Oslo’s multicultural district where you’ll find a great selection of markets and restaurants serving the type of exotic fare you might not expect to see so far north.

Things to Do

Oslo's waterfront is a great place to gain your bearings in this beautiful city

Oslo is a dynamic city, somehow maintaining a quiet atmosphere while there’s always something going on. The city is centred around the beautiful waterfront area, where many of the sights are located. Be sure to visit the super-modern Opera House, then meander along the coastline to take a tour of the Akershus Fortress, a fascinating building used as a castle to fend off invasions by sea, and later as a prison. One of Oslo’s biggest draws is its surrounding natural beauty: Be sure to take a boat tour around some of the islands that pockmark the fjord upon which Oslo sits; and try combining nature with culture by taking a stroll around Frogner and Vigelands Park, where a beautiful collection of modern and older sculptures can be found. Oslo is widely known as one of the world’s most expensive cities, so consider buying an Oslo Pass, which provides entry to many of the top museums and attractions.

Eating and Drinking

Norway's cuisine is typical,'hearty European' fare

Most of Norway’s cuisine is typical ‘hearty European’ fare, meat with potatoes and some interesting fish dishes - ‘Lutefisk’ is one of the most famous dishes, a piece of white fish softened with water and lye and then grilled & served with bacon, peas, potato and mustard. Eating out in Oslo can get expensive, so pick your restaurants carefully - in the central area you’ll be looking at 50 € minimum for a meal at a mid ranging restaurant. Grønland is the best area to eat out cheaply, or you can always head to the supermarket and cook for yourself. Oslo also fairly affordable bakeries dotted all over the place, great for grabbing a bite while you’re on the go. Drinking is equally expensive here, during warmer weather locals flock to Oslo’s parks with coolers and barbecues, this can be great way to kick off an evening whilst saving a few pennies.

Getting Around

Oslo's public transport system is reliable and efficient

Oslo’s public transport is easy to navigate and provides easy connections to all of the area’s you are most likely to visit. The underground, buses, trams, and ferries all share a single ticket system, so a day or weekend ticket is all you’ll need to get around. Although there are plenty of places further afield which are worth visiting, the city centre is fairly compact and can be explored on foot or by bike. Oslo has a city bike system, you can pick up a card from any tourist information centre, for 100 NOK for 24 hours. You can arrive in Oslo by ferry from Kiel in Germany or Copenhagen/Frederikshavn in Denmark. Olso Gardermoen Airport serves more than 100 destinations worldwide and can easily be reached by train from the city centre. Oslo Sentralstasjon is a major transport hub, with regional and intercontinental train services stopping here.

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10 Excellent
December 2015
20min. walking from Oslo Sentral station

Hugo was an awesome host! We were greeted with open arms when we arrived and made to feel straight at home :) Overall, he and his family are extremely polite and sociable and as such a pleasure to stay with!

10 Excellent
November 2015
20min. walking from Oslo Sentral station

A great little place to stay, only 10 minutes walk from the coach station, which was very handy for us as our Rygge airport bus left at 4.00 in the morning! Couldn't have been happier - the double bed was lovely, warm, with a firm mattre...

10 Excellent
November 2015
20min. walking from Oslo Sentral station

We have had a pleasant stay here. A clean property and facilities. Hugo and his family took good care in providing any needed assistance. Even though we shared some of facilities, home owners had synchronized their timing in such a manne...

10 Excellent
January 2015
2 room apartment in Grünererløkka, Oslo

Lovely small apartment, easy access to public transport to downtown Oslo. The apartment had everything we needed for our stay. We loved Oslo en enjoyed our stay in this apartment. It was really cold in Oslo the first few days (-13 deg...

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