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OsloNorway

The Norwegian capital is a beautiful European city known for its museums, seafaring past and miles of pristine natural landscapes.

With its cultural attractions, cafés and nightlife, Oslo has the atmosphere and energy of a major metropolis while its proximity to nature gives it a fresh and easygoing charm. The Norwegian capital is a compact city on the northern end of a fjord, backed by a forested wilderness with many lakes and hiking trails.

Oslo may be one of the most expensive cities in the world, but don’t let that stop you from visiting. The city often ranks as one of Europe’s best urban environments for quality of life.

Nordic adventurers contributed to Oslo’s rich seafaring tradition, from Viking raids across northern Europe to the legendary voyages of explorers Roald Amundsen and Thor Heyerdahl. Familiarize yourself with the city’s maritime heritage with a visit to Bygdøy, a nearby peninsula full of museums.

Travel over a thousand years back in time to see the ninth-century ships in the Viking Ship Museum. Go to the Fram Museum and stand on the deck of the vessel that carried Amundsen to the South Pole. Another example of Norway’s adventurous spirit can be found in the Kon-Tiki Museum. It contains the homemade raft that once carried Heyerdahl and five companions thousands of miles across the Pacific Ocean.

The city’s residents dearly love being out in Oslo’s fresh air, but the capital also deserves its reputation as a cultural center. Oslo hosts thousands of performances every year at the city’s many clubs, theaters, concert halls and museums. Enjoy an opera or ballet at the Oslo Opera House. Seek out the work of leading Norwegian artists at Oslo City Hall and Oslo Cathedral.

You’ll find most attractions in the center of Oslo, which is easy to get around on foot. If you plan to use public transportation, consider buying an Oslo Pass. It gives free unlimited travel on tram, bus, subway, train and ferries as well as free entry to many museums. The pass also includes discounts in restaurants and leisure venues.

Top Hotels in Oslo

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo
4 out of 5
Holbergs Gate 30, Oslo
The price is CA $156 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 8

Located in Oslo City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Museum of Cultural History and Royal Palace. Nobel Peace Center and Aker Brygge are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (876 reviews)

"Loved the view of the city from our room. Breakfast included was excellent."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 14, 2020

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo
Scandic Victoria
Scandic Victoria
3.5 out of 5
Rosenkrantzgate 13, Oslo
The price is CA $111 per night from Nov 13 to Nov 14

Located in Oslo City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Parliament and Nobel Peace Center. Royal Palace and Aker Brygge are also within 15 minutes. ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,084 reviews)
Air-conditioning problem and low quality breakfast

"It could be much better if they could serve warm breakfast even in Corona time,i think it is not a big deal it can be safe and easy ,the second problem that i had was air-conditioning system ,i was noisy and i was not sble to adjust the temperature i couldn't even turn it off"…"

Reviewed on Apr. 28, 2020

Scandic Victoria
Clarion Hotel The Hub
Clarion Hotel The Hub
4 out of 5
Biskop Gunnerus Gate 3, Oslo
The price is CA $188 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Located in Oslo City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Oslo City Shopping Centre and Oslo Spektrum. Oslo Opera House and Nobel Peace Center are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,236 reviews)
Nice staffs, nice place if you’re visiting Oslo.

"Tha staffs was really amazing. The place was close to malls, restaurants and the tram. I stayed for one night, but I will definitely book here again!"…"

Reviewed on Jun. 10, 2020

Clarion Hotel The Hub
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Oslo

Saga Apartments Oslo
Saga Apartments Oslo
3.5 out of 5
Holmboes gate 8, Oslo
The price is CA $125 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3

Located in Majorstua, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of CAK Center for African Culture and Royal Palace. Nobel Peace Center and University of Oslo are ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (531 reviews)

"Friendly staff, well-equipped kitchenette, good security and option for express checkout. A great location for easy access to wide range of shops, eateries and trams, coach & train services."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 15, 2019

Saga Apartments Oslo
Anker Apartment
Anker Apartment
2.5 out of 5
Kobenhavngata 10, Oslo

Located in Grunerlokka, this aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Black Box Theater, Munch Museum and Oslo Spektrum. Oslo Opera House and Royal Palace are also ...

3.6/5Good! (920 reviews)

"Very comfortable and clean apartment."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 28, 2020

Anker Apartment
The APARTMENTS company - Parkveien
The APARTMENTS company - Parkveien
3 out of 5
Parkveien 4, Oslo

Located in the heart of Oslo, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Bislett Stadium and Royal Palace. Nobel Peace Center and Aker Brygge are ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (402 reviews)

"Great place, amazing customer service. For sure a nice place to stay."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 12, 2020

The APARTMENTS company - Parkveien
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Oslo

Oslo Opera House
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Oslo Opera House

4.5/5(35 reviews)

The home of the Norwegian National Ballet and Opera is a large marble and glass edifice that resembles a glacier rising out of the water.

Viking Ship Museum
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Viking Ship Museum

4.5/5(51 reviews)

This large hall is the permanent dock of three great Viking ships that may have once brought terror to northern Europe.

Oslo Winter Park
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Oslo Winter Park

5/5(2 reviews)

Carve tracks on perfectly groomed runs and watch daredevils on Norway’s Olympic superpipe at this stunning resort area a short distance from central Oslo.

Aker Brygge
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Aker Brygge

4.5/5(23 reviews)

This former shipyard is now a popular entertainment, shopping and restaurant district on the shores of the Oslo Fjord.

Norwegian Museum of Cultural History
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Norwegian Museum of Cultural History

4/5(9 reviews)

This vast open-air museum contains original buildings from more than six centuries of Norwegian history, including a medieval cathedral and farmhouses.

Nobel Peace Center
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Nobel Peace Center

4/5(21 reviews)

This museum uses interactive installations and immersive technologies to showcase ideals of Nobel Peace Prize laureates.

Top things to do in Oslo

Oslo Pass
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Oslo Pass

CA $63
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Taste of Oslo Walking Tour
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Taste of Oslo Walking Tour

CA $151
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
Marvelous Oslo Self-Guided Audio Tour
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Marvelous Oslo Self-Guided Audio Tour

CA $18
Per adult
The Scenic Roadtrip - Oslo to Bergen via the amazing Fjords
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The Scenic Roadtrip - Oslo to Bergen via the amazing Fjords

CA $1,911
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Oslo Highlights Walking Shared Tour
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Oslo Highlights Walking Shared Tour

CA $71
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Kon-Tiki Museum Entrance Ticket
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Kon-Tiki Museum Entrance Ticket

CA $18
Per adult

Reviews of Oslo

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Oct 20, 2019

Very charming city; sleek, clean, polite Fresh fish & chips down at harbour were a delight, Holmenkollen sji jump was a highlight, breathtaking views abound

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Aug 12, 2019

Beautiful, friendly walkable city.

4/5 - Good

Susan

Jul 24, 2019

Loved Oslo...but it is expensive! Also, would love if there was help trying to get tickets for the trams! At the airport there was lots of help and it was so easy...but in town was tricky

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jun 28, 2019

Small quaint and pretty city!

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Jun 25, 2019

Lots of unique and interesting art in the city. Very expensive though.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jun 16, 2019

Extremely expensive for a Canadian, but certainly worth visiting nonetheless. Beautiful.

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