Oslo, the capital of Norway, is a green city, embraced by its fjord, nestled in majestic forests. It is undoubtedly one of the most pleasant capitals in the world. A city well anchored in everyday life, the vestiges of its history are nevertheless absent. The Kon-Tiki Museum celebrates the greatness of the Viking Empire, the Akershus Fortress traces the glory of the Scandinavian kings and the courage of the Norwegian resistance during the Second World War. As for the museums of Munch, Vigeland (Gustav and Emanuel) and Ibsen, they bring to light the geniuses of their time in all their splendour. The city centre, and in particular Karl Johans gate, has preserved the heroes of the past as if on glossy paper: many old restaurants and cafés seem to have frozen in time. The city bears the imprint of that dark period when Christiania was Danish or Swedish and proudly looks up as Oslo, the Norwegian capital. A multicultural city (you can visit the remarkable Intercultural Museum), this destination promises pretty surprises and beautiful encounters, on every street corner... or on a plate! Don't hesitate any longer, thanks to the Oslo tourist guide, go and meet him!

What to visit Oslo?

When to go to Oslo?

When to go to Oslo? Maybe all year round. Oslo is a good capital with many activities and can be visited all year round. The most pleasant time to visit Oslo is however between May and September, when the weather is mild and all tourist attractions are open. In addition, you will be able to leave the city very quickly and practice sports activities: kayaking in the fjord, hiking... Winter will be good for skiing and sliding sports. The Christmas period is particularly worth a visit. The atmosphere is unique, festive, almost magical and the capital is adorned with many decorations.

How to go to Oslo? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Many tour operators offer stays in Oslo. The most frequent ones are escapades (3 days and 2 nights or 4 days and 3 nights) and long weekends. In Oslo, since the place is suitable, there are quite a few cultural trips, but the prices are higher. However, apart from more economical packages, it is better to visit Oslo independently

Oslo, despite its large surface area, is easily visited alone. The centre, in particular, is perfectly accessible by foot. On the security side, first of all, it is a very safe city for everyone, men, women, families; and Norwegians have a very strong sense of civic responsibility. Remember to book your accommodation in advance (especially in high season), and let yourself be wandered around the city.

Moving to Oslo is quite simple. If the city centre is a pleasant place to walk, public transport criss-crosses the city and allows you to move around quickly. Ruter As manages public transport in Oslo and Akershus. Urban buses, regional buses, trams, subways (T-banes), ferries and local trains are part of Ruter's ticketing and fare system.

Prepare for your trip Oslo

Transportation
  • Book a ferry
  • Car Rental
  • Taxi
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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Practical information
When to travel?

When to go to Oslo? Maybe all year round. Oslo is a good capital with many activities and can be visited all year rou...
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Weather forecast

Oslo's climate is a humid continental climate. Although winters are very cold, and temperatures often drop below zero...
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Budget

The currency in Oslo is the Norwegian krone. In town you will find many banks. In addition, BC is generally accepted...
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Formalities

EU nationals can stay in Norway for three months without a visa, with only a valid identity card or passport. Beyond...
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Health

No vaccinations are required to travel to Oslo and a traditional travel pharmacy will do. Norway has a shortage of do...
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How to travel by yourself?

Oslo, despite its large surface area, is easily visited alone. The centre, in particular, is perfectly accessible by...
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How to get organized?

Many tour operators offer stays in Oslo. The most frequent ones are escapades (3 days and 2 nights or 4 days and 3 ni...
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Getting around

Moving to Oslo is quite simple. If the city centre is a pleasant place to walk, public transport criss-crosses the ci...
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