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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 $62 per night

Next weekend

From $137 per night

Most popular time to visit August-October
Cheapest time to visit April-June
Local currency NOK 10 = $1.13
Language Norwegian
Average weekend price $135 per night
Average weekday price $138 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Oslo reviews

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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

Nice place with great restaurants.

August 8, 2020

Nice place with great restaurants. If you like visiting museums, there's plenty here, but with good weather conditions it's also a great place for city sightseeing. There's more to discover in and around Oslo but we were there only for a few days.

Jenalyn Netherlands

Beautiful capitol of Norway.

July 30, 2020

Beautiful capitol of Norway. We were in summer so weather was nice. Nice parks, shopping, walking close to the harbor. Be prepared that late is so hard to find some place to eat (except McDonald, Burger King or Max Burger ...). On Sunday everything is closed.

Anonymous Norway

Oslo is a great cosmopolitan city that's worth visiting...

March 26, 2020

Oslo is a great cosmopolitan city that's worth visiting at any time of year - and we've been there to confirm that both in July and during the New Year celebrations. We enjoy the walks, the museums -- and that little jazz music shop that we have to peruse every time we visit. Vigeland Sculpture Garden is always a favorite, and public transport is an inexpensive and easy way to get around.

Anonymous United Kingdom

It's a modern city that's blended in it's...

March 5, 2020

It's a modern city that's blended in it's historical buildings. The public transport system is to be admired. The city is well serviced with frequently running transport, buses and trains. We very much appreciated that the King had relocated old farm and village buildings from the early 1900's and they're now shared with the public at the outdoor museum. We went specially to see the Stave Church.

Gen Australia

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