Welcome to Oslo - the capital in Norway The Oslo Archipelago is one of the highlights Aker Brygge in a popular area for shopping and entertainment. Vigelandspark in Oslo is a perfect area for a break

Get to know Oslo

Oslo is an easy going cosy self-confident capital located between the rippling waters of the Oslo Fjord and the green hills.

Oslo is the capital of Norway, and the Oslo City Centre is quite compact. The outer districts spread over 453 square kilometres, covered by water, forest and beaches.

 
History

Just go about 50 years back, Oslo was quite small compared to the capitals Copenhagen and Stockholm. Because of Norway`s soaring economy, today Oslo is a modern capital with growing population. The city has transformed to be a city with a modern and commercial part, including skyscrapers, big offices and fancy shops of all kinds.


Architecture

If you are interested in history and architecture, the city offers many interesting buildings and stately palaces like the Royal Palace, Akershus Castle, The University and The Cathedral.


Museums in Oslo

Oslo has many interesting museums. Here to mention the National Gallery, the Kon-Tiki Museum or the famous writer Henrik Ibsen`s Museum, just to name a few.


Oslo Archipelago is a great nature attraction

Oslo Fjord and archipelago provides a natural distance and tranquillity in the city. It is recommended to do like the locals - take a boat trip on the fjord, have a rest, while you have the chance to visit some of the nearby interesting islands such as Bygdøy, a Viking Ship Museum or Hovedøya.


Cafes & restaurants 

Oslo also offers many delicious restaurants and cafes. Sit down by Aker Brygge or Grunerløkka and have a meal or a drink together with the locals.


Green capital

Oslo is a green city with relaxing and beautiful green parks like the Frognerparken or Vigeland Sculpture Park. Try out and explore the capital on a city bike. An easy and environmentally friendly way to discover the city.


Holmenkollen is a famous winter sport destination

If you are visiting Oslo in wintertime, you must go to the ski areas nearby like Holmenkollen or Nordmaka. In Norway, you find the best ski destinations in the world, and by Olympic Winter Games Norway always wins many medals.


Public transportation in Oslo

It is quite convenient to move around in Oslo, the distances are short, whenever you walk or biking. The public transport network in Oslo and the surrounding county Akershus is part of the same ticket and price system. 

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Recommended Hotels in Oslo

Hotel Continental

Hotel Continental

This hotel has been a beacon of luxury since its opening in 1900.

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Lysebu Hotel

Lysebu Hotel

Welcome to Lysebu: straight out of a Norwegian fairy-tale, surrounded by unspoilt nature, Lysebu is idyllically situated at the top of Holmenkollen and yet just 20 minutes from the pulsing heart of the city.

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Comfort Hotel Karl Johan

Comfort Hotel Karl Johan

A good-value hotel with stylish design, and world-class bar and restaurant.

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Top Michelin Restaurants in Oslo

Maaemo

Maaemo

Maaemo is Oslo’s ground-breaking 3 starred Michelin restaurant.

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Statholdergaarden

Statholdergaarden

Statholdergaarden is one of Osloʼs best restaurants

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Kontrast

Kontrast

Kontrast is a Modern Nordic restaurant with a focus on using ingredients that are both local and at the peak of their season.

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Welcome to Oslo

Scenic Train Ride - Oslo to Bergen

Bergen Railway

Bergen Railway

Bergen Railway between Oslo and Bergen is one of the most beautiful train experiences presenting continous panoramas of unspoilt scenic beauty.

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