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

Comfort Hotel Xpress Youngstorget
Comfort Hotel Xpress Youngstorget
3 out of 5
Møllergata 26, Oslo, 0179
The price is Rs6,348 per night from 27 Jul to 28 Jul
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Oslo. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in their reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (867 reviews)
"Confusing floor plans and numbering. I was on 2nd floor which was below the ground floor."

Reviewed on 30 May 2022

Comfort Hotel Xpress Youngstorget
Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo Gardermoen
Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo Gardermoen
4 out of 5
Hotelveien, Gardermoen, Ullensaker, 2060
The price is Rs13,944 per night from 11 Jul to 12 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Ullensaker. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,103 reviews)
"I love that it's so close to the airport, but you do not hear the planes."

Reviewed on 29 Jun 2022

Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo Gardermoen
Citybox Oslo
Citybox Oslo
3 out of 5
Prinsensgate 6, Oslo, 0152
The price is Rs9,171 per night from 25 Jul to 26 Jul
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly hotel in Oslo. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the overall value ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,699 reviews)
"Great location, check in, staff, breakfast… I definitely recommend it."

Reviewed on 2 Jul 2022

Citybox Oslo
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Anker Hostel
Anker Hostel
3 out of 5
Storgata 53H, Oslo, N-0182
The price is Rs7,201 per night from 4 Jul to 5 Jul
Stay at this 3-star hostel in Oslo. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the spacious rooms and the overall value in ...
3.5/5 Good! (1,048 reviews)
"It was affordable, center of town, good service, clean, walking distance to everything, good communication, convenient A little noisy but expected at a hostel. Will definitely stay there again 😊"

Reviewed on 14 Jun 2022

Anker Hostel
Frogner House Apartments Bygdøy Allé 53
Frogner House Apartments Bygdøy Allé 53
3 out of 5
Bygdøy Allé 53, Oslo, 0265
The price is Rs18,560 per night from 10 Jul to 11 Jul
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Oslo. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and dry cleaning or laundry services. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (891 reviews)
"Loved everything about this property except for we couldn’t control the heat/air. It was CRAZY hot in there which made sleeping uncomfortable."

Reviewed on 8 Jun 2022

Frogner House Apartments Bygdøy Allé 53
Frogner House Apartments - Skovveien 8
Frogner House Apartments - Skovveien 8
4 out of 5
Skovveien 8, Oslo, 0257
The price is Rs16,653 per night from 10 Jul to 11 Jul
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Oslo. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and dry cleaning or laundry services. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,059 reviews)
"I booked an executive suite and my room was on the 5th, top floor with two very small rooftop windows. The room had no natural lights come in, the heat was unbearable, even during the night I couldn’t sleep. It was a nightmare. I’m tall, 6’3, I couldn’t stand up in the room, the roof were too ..."

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2021

Frogner House Apartments - Skovveien 8
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