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Oslo

Travel Guide
Oslo Opera House which includes modern architecture, a city and theatre scenes

It may not be the cheapest city in Europe, but this Scandinavian metropolis pulls its weight when it comes to culture, natural beauty and quality of life.

Oslo combines all the facilities of a vibrant capital city with the tranquil beauty and laid-back charm of a country town. Picturesquely positioned at the northern end of the Oslofjord, this compact metropolis is encircled by unspoilt countryside, offering plenty of opportunities for walking, hiking, sailing or camping just a stone’s throw from the city centre.

Norway’s rich seafaring tradition is apparent everywhere in Oslo, from the bloodthirsty battles of the Vikings to the daring polar explorations of Roald Amundsen and the pioneering ethnographic voyages of Thor Heyerdahl. Three immaculately preserved Viking vessels can be admired in the Viking Ship Museum, while Heyerdahl’s tiny hand-made raft in which he made his historic Pacific crossing is on display in the Kon-Tiki Museum.

Amundsen beat Scott to the South Pole in a ship specially designed to withstand extreme conditions. Find out how he and his party survived the rigours of the Antarctic at the Fram Museum on the Bygdøy Peninsula. The nearby Norwegian Maritime Museum will complete the picture with a fascinating overview of two centuries of local seamanship.

The cultural scene is alive and well in Oslo with something for every taste, from the buskers in fashionable Aker Brygge to the international stars on the stage of Oslo Opera House, a stunning new building on the waterfront at Bjorvika.

During the summer months in particular there’s a lot going on throughout the city. Take a walk in the Palace Park to watch the colourful ceremonials of the Royal Guard outside the palace, or take a guided tour of the state rooms to admire its lavish interior. The open-air exhibits at the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History will introduce you to six centuries of domestic life in the city and countryside of Norway.

Most of the main attractions are centrally situated, so transport won’t be a problem. Take your time to explore on foot, or buy an Oslo Pass for unlimited travel on the excellent public transport network, as well as free entry to many museums and other useful discounts to help eke out your budget.

Where to stay in Oslo

Clarion Hotel The Hub
Clarion Hotel The Hub
4 out of 5
Biskop Gunnerus Gate 3, Oslo
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs13,630 per night from 22 Aug to 22 Aug
Located in Central Oslo, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Oslo City Shopping Centre and Oslo Spektrum. Oslo Opera House and Nobel Peace Center are also ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,591 reviews)
New years eve
"we decided last minute to book an hotel room, we did not regret it , we really enjoyed our stay. the food and the atmosfer was very enjoyable. a great memory Thanks , we will definelly come back again"

Reviewed on 4 Feb 2021

Clarion Hotel The Hub
Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo Gardermoen
Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo Gardermoen
4 out of 5
Hotelveien, Gardermoen, Ullensaker
The price is Rs14,298 per night from 6 Aug to 6 Aug
Situated in Ullensaker, this hotel is within 32 miles (52 km) of Norway Trade Fairs, Oslo Opera House and Munch Museum. Oslo Spektrum and Nobel Peace Center ...
4.3/5Excellent! (2,403 reviews)
"Great hotel"

Reviewed on 6 Apr 2021

Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo Gardermoen
Grand Hotel Oslo
Grand Hotel Oslo
5 out of 5
Karl Johansgate 31, Oslo
The price is Rs16,807 per night from 1 Sep to 1 Sep
Located in Central Oslo, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Karl Johan Gate, Nobel Peace Center, and Royal Palace. Oslo Spektrum and Aker Brygge ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (937 reviews)
"Great location, friendly staff"

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2021

Grand Hotel Oslo
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.
Anker Apartment – Sentrum
Anker Apartment – Sentrum
3 out of 5
Storgata 53H, Oslo
The price is Rs6,256 per night from 15 Aug to 15 Aug
Located in Central Oslo, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Rockefeller Music Hall and Oslo Spektrum. Oslo Opera House and Munch Museum are also within ...
3.5/5Good! (985 reviews)
Lovely staff
"Staff were great and very helpful, room facilities were basic but all needed and it was a good price for Oslo. Only issue was that I had to switch rooms as I was put in one that my roommates informed me had someone who was stealing things and using drugs. They’d reported it to reception and so I ..."

Reviewed on 22 Feb 2020

Anker Apartment – Sentrum
Bjørvika Apartments - Frognerveien 1
Bjørvika Apartments - Frognerveien 1
3.5 out of 5
1 Frognerveien, Oslo, Oslo
The price is Rs16,241 per night from 1 Sep to 1 Sep
Located in Frogner, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of National Library and Royal Palace. Aker Brygge and Nobel Peace Center are also within ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
Frognerveien 1
"Flott leilighet, gid plass, bra beliggenhet og godt renhold. Mye bråk fra en boks rett på yttersiden av soveromsvinduet."

Reviewed on 25 Jul 2021

Bjørvika Apartments - Frognerveien 1
Forenom Aparthotel Oslo
Forenom Aparthotel Oslo
3.5 out of 5
Lakkegata 3, Oslo
The price is Rs8,422 per night from 1 Sep to 1 Sep
Located in Oslo City Centre, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Intercultural Museum and Oslo Spektrum. Oslo Opera House and Munch Museum are ...
4.1/5Very Good! (435 reviews)
Dust and fire alarms went on
"The room was very dusty, and on our last day the fire alarm went on at 6 am. It lasted for about 15 minutes before it turned off and it no one was reachable to contact in the hotel. No apology, no clarification, nothing."

Reviewed on 1 Sep 2020

Forenom Aparthotel Oslo
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.

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