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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.

Tonight

From $226 per night

This weekend

From $538 per night

Next weekend

From $267 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency NOK 10 = $1.03
Language Norwegian
Average weekend price $150 per night
Average weekday price $155 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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10

My walk along the streets.

May 12, 2022

My walk along the streets. I wish I knew that there are booths for tours at the Central train station. Of course a City tour would be the best. I loved to to climb to the roof of the Opera building.

Калачева Ukraine
8.0

I visited in spring with sunny weather so everything looked...

May 9, 2022

I visited in spring with sunny weather so everything looked lovely. Trees in bloom everywhere and sun starting to warm up, easy to just walk around and stop at a cafe terrace. As you would expect the city is very clean and public transport is punctual with options for local trains, trams, metro, hire bikes and electric scooters. Using the tram was my favourite. Many things are within walking distance in the city centre and other places like Vigeland Park a short 25-minute tram ride away. Public transport is punctual and trams go every 10 minutes or so. I loved seeing different things outside the city centre and actually missed out on the bigger museums like Munch. I loved Grunelokka with lots of cafe, food and shop options (I bought some good second hand finds). i got lunch deals as main meals as they are cheaper and also used a sushi takeaway. Hotel breakfasts are great and good way to fuel for the day! I also checked out the free arts and museum offerings. Ekeberg sculpture park in the forest was my favourite place: it’s free, open 24hrs, it has lovely forest trails and many viewpoints across Oslo and the fjord. I preferred this place to the Vigeland Park although the latter was great for picnics. In Vigeland Park you can also visit the free Oslo City Museum that has a nice exhibition of local history.

LauraSorvala
LauraSorvala United Kingdom
10

The Munch Museum and the Oso Opera House were must-sees.

May 8, 2022

The Munch Museum and the Oso Opera House were must-sees. We also enjoyed both the Vigeland and Ekeberg Sculpture parks. We used trams, busses, the T-bane, a ferry, and our feet to get everywhere. Clean city with happy people on skateboards, bicycles, and electric scooters.

Robert
Robert United States of America
8.0

Oslo is a very sweet and small capital.

May 2, 2022

Oslo is a very sweet and small capital. We enjoyed our stay. I think 2 days are enough... unless you plan to visit other cities of Norway. By the way... be prepared to pay a lot for food and drinks...

Jacqueline
Jacqueline Netherlands
10

We combined Oslo with the train journey to Bergen - highly...

May 1, 2022

We combined Oslo with the train journey to Bergen - highly recommended - a few days in Bergen, a Hurtigruten cruise of the fjords, a night in Kirkenes and a final four day ‘city break’ in Oslo before returning to the UK. Oslo provided an excellent entry/exit point, with good transport links between the airport and the city. Our hotel was centrally located, allowing us to walk almost everywhere, and we managed to explore most of the must see/highlights of the city, as recommended in the guide books. Choice of restaurants is excellent and the food was of an exceptionally high standard, if expensive compared to the UK. The new Munch Museum, the Opera House and the museums on Bygdøy are all worth a visit. The Rathus is an extraordinary space inside and there are enough sights, museums and places of interest to keep one occupied for a week without too much problem. We ate in a mix of places - street food in Vippa, really excellent pizza at Mamma’s Osteria and great Norwegian gayer in Den Gladen Gris and Elias Mat & Sant. Alcohol is REALLY expensive. Expect to pay upwards of £10 for a beer and £12-15 for a glass of wine. Overall though, Oslo is a great, fun, cool city with plenty to see and do.

John
John United Kingdom
10

Oslo is a great city to visit with a wide range of cultural...

April 20, 2022

Oslo is a great city to visit with a wide range of cultural and outdoors activities that are all easily accessible. There are many restaurants with a range of different styles and ambience. Recommended places: - Munch gallery - National Folk Museum - Central Oslo waterfront - Great hiking trails at Frognerseter, Vettakollen, Sognsvatn - Eating at Sofies Mat og Vinhus for traditional Norwegian food and pub

Sven
Sven United Kingdom

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