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

Oslo Travel Guide

Oslo is 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 and easily walkable. The main street, Karl Johan street, runs west from the Central Station to the Royal Palace.

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.

The outer districts spread over 453 square kilometres, covered by water, forest and beaches. 

 
History and Architecture

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 a 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.

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


Museums in Oslo

Oslo has many fascinating museums. Here to mention the National Gallery, the Kon-Tiki Museum or the famous writer Henrik Ibsen`s Museum, to name a few. Oslo also offers many attractions for kids.


Oslo Archipelago brings you close to nature

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.

 

Get discounts with Oslo Pass Card

Oslo Pass is the official City Card. The Pass gives you free entry to museums and activities, free public transport, and discounts on sightseeing, restaurants, shopping and more.

 

Events and festivals

The Oslo Jazzfestival in August offers blues and gospel music and has also concerts for children. 

 

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.

 

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 bike. The public transport network in Oslo and the surrounding county Akershus is part of the same ticket and price system. 

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Oslo Pass Attractions

Holmenkollen &  Ski Museum

Holmenkollen & Ski Museum

Holmenkollen is maybe the most famous sports arena in Norway, but also a historic landmark in Norway.

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TusenFryd Amusement Park

TusenFryd Amusement Park

Take a break from your sightseeing and go for a ride with Speed Monster - Scandinavia's most spectacular roller coaster.

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Norwegian Museum of Science & Technology

Norwegian Museum of Science & Technology

An interesting way to get insights about Norway.

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The National Gallery

The National Gallery

The National Gallery was founded in 1837. The Gallery represent and houses Norway's largest public collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures .

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The Kon-Tiki Museum

The Kon-Tiki Museum

Thor Heyerdahl was one of the most famous scientists, adventurers and environmental campaigners of all time.

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The Munch Museum

The Munch Museum

Edvard Munch Museum and collection is an absolutely highlight for art and culture lovers.

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The Ibsen Museum

The Ibsen Museum

Experience the last residence of the famous Norwegian playwrighter.

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 Akershus Castle & Fortress

Akershus Castle & Fortress

Akershus forms a distinctive silhouette against the Oslo Fjord together with the City Hall below.

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Oslo Viking Ship Museum

Oslo Viking Ship Museum

In Oslo you can discover the stories about the famous Nordic Vikings.

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Shopping in Oslo

Karl Johan Shopping Street

Karl Johan Shopping Street

This is the main shopping street which goes from the Central Station square to the Royal Palace.

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Aker Brygge

Aker Brygge

Shopping and dining area along the harbour with about 30 shops and 40 restaurants and bars.

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Bogstadveien

Bogstadveien

Bogstadveien is one of the most popular shopping streets by the locals.

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Transport in Oslo

Public Transport in Oslo

Public Transport in Oslo

It is quite convenient to move around in Oslo, the distances are short whenever you walk or biking. The public transportation system in Oslo and the surrounding county Akershus is part of the same ticket and price system. This applies to buses, trams, subways (t-bane), ferries and local trains.

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To and from Oslo Int. Airport

To and from Oslo Int. Airport

Here you find some tips for transportation to and from the airport in the capital in Norway.

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Oslo Archipelago

Oslo Archipelago

Experience the Oslo archipelago, take a ferry and go island hopping in the Oslo Fjord.

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Top Events in Oslo

Oslo World Music Festival

Oslo World Music Festival

Oslo World Music Festival gives you the opportunity to hear fantastic voices from all corners of the world.

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Oslo Jazz Festival

Oslo Jazz Festival

The one-week festival is very recommended and respected festival.

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Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony

Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony

Nobel Peace Prize ceremony takes place 10-11 December in Oslo. It is a celebration and honor of a person, who has made great efforts for the preservation of world peace.

The Nobel Peace Prize is known all over the world, and the event is a ceremony, a torchlight parade and a concert in honour of the laureates.

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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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Tours in Oslo

Oslo Sightseeing Tour

Oslo Sightseeing Tour

Get a quick and complete view of the greatest sights in Oslo.

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Three Capital Tour

Three Capital Tour

Independent Rail Tours, Start in Helsinki/ Oslo and end in Oslo/Helsinki.

Visit the amazing Nordic capitals Helsinki, Stockholm and Oslo



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Oslo Fjord Cruise

Oslo Fjord Cruise

Enjoy the scenic Oslofjord on a sightseeing fjord cruise and get an overview of the city and its attractions.

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