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.