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Oslo is Europe’s fastest growing capital city and one of the greenest. Picturesque parks are around every corner, local transportation is eco-friendly, and the pristine islands of Oslofjord are a short boat ride from the main port.

Frogner Park—the city’s largest green space—hosts Oslo City Museum and Vigeland Sculpture Park, where the life's work of Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland is displayed. To the south is the Bygdøy Peninsula, home to the Norwegian Maritime Museum and the Viking Ship Museum, featuring Viking ships dating back to the 9th century.

The city’s beautiful waterfront is lined with chic restaurants, shops, cafes, as well as the iconic, glacier-shaped Oslo Opera House. Take a guided tour of this impressive building, walk across its marble roof, before catching an opera or ballet performance.

The Norwegian capital also marks the start of one of the world’s most photogenic railroads. The Bergen Line is carved out of hard rock along the slopes of the Hardangervidda plateau, stretching 370 miles from Oslo’s central station to Bergen. Grab a window seat and enjoy the breathtaking views – from snow-capped mountains to fjords so calm they look like mirrors.

Back in Oslo, other highlights include the Royal Palace, the Holmenkollbakken ski-jump hill, and the Munch Museum, home to the "The Scream" and other classic paintings.


From $77 per night

This weekend

From $103 per night

Next weekend

From $117 per night

Most popular time to visit June-August
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency NOK 10 = $1.19
Language Norwegian
Average weekend price $129 per night
Average weekday price $118 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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I spent one night there, layover to catch a train the next...

December 29, 2020

I spent one night there, layover to catch a train the next day. Excellent location for that purpose, only a 2 min or so walk from the central downtown railway station, which sports several grocery stores. I'm used to hostels with kitchen for self-catering, didn't find any such facilities so I did the midnight munchies with a quart of milk and some pastry or w/e I dug out from my luggage. The reception guy told me I could use the microwave there for free like 24/7, but I didn't bother. I was there to sleep rather than wallow in gluttony. The central location was excellent, it helped me avoid seeing more of Oslo than I had to, I hate that place, been there often enough.

ragnar Norway

Wonderfull city, however it is very very expensive.

September 27, 2020

Wonderfull city, however it is very very expensive. Everything is just overpriced, one of the most expensive trips I have done. Unfortunately that is a BIG issue, also I don't find the culinary very interesting but the citizens are very nice and friendly.

ChrislayneVvv United Kingdom

Oslo is a great city for a relaxing tour and/or to eat...

September 18, 2020

Oslo is a great city for a relaxing tour and/or to eat something nice (Warning: You need some budget for this city if you plan to eat out. Nightlife is also expensive here). The city center is safe and lively during day and night. All the turist attractions are reachable on foot and/or by metro which is great. Don´t forget to visit Vigelands park and the Royal Palace park, they are extremely beautiful. I think, if you´re just visiting, a weekend is enough to cover the most of the city even without planning much since everything is close by.

DFSValente Norway

Beatiful city.

August 24, 2020

Beatiful city... Very clean...perfect infrastructure... Buses...tram....train....lots of think to do.... Nice muzeum.... Friendly peoply... Norway people.... Best city for live... One of the best definitly 👍👌

Juraj Ireland

Beautiful city full of life (at least on a hot summer day).

August 12, 2020

Beautiful city full of life (at least on a hot summer day). I'd compare it to Barcelona. A lot of new architecture, combined with the older one, offering a colorful contrast. I'd be glad to revisit.

Catalin Belgium

Great places too eat and hang out.

August 10, 2020

Great places too eat and hang out. I found a lovely bar called Blaze. The staff were really, really friendly. I highly recommend the place. Give the staff a couple of large notes and they will let you play with their monkeys. One of the nice ladies even let me kick her back doors in. Great stuff. Will be definitely going back next time I am in Oslo.

James Norway

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