Oslo

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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

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo
4 out of 5
Sonja Henies Plass 3 Postboks 9206, Oslo
The price is Rs9,727 per night from 26 Dec to 26 Dec
Located in Central Oslo, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Oslo Spektrum and Oslo Opera House. Munch Museum and Nobel Peace Center are also within 1 mi ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,615 reviews)
"Good hotel. However the mattress in the room should be changed"

Reviewed on 31 Oct 2021

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo
Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo Gardermoen
Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo Gardermoen
4 out of 5
Hotelveien, Gardermoen, Ullensaker
The price is Rs10,934 per night from 12 Dec to 12 Dec
Situated in Ullensaker, this eco-friendly hotel is within 32 miles (52 km) of Norway Trade Fairs, Munch Museum and Oslo Opera House. Rockefeller Music Hall and ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,208 reviews)
"Friendly service. Fabulous breakfast buffet and comfortable bed. Close to airport, across the road."

Reviewed on 6 Dec 2021

Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo Gardermoen
Karl Johan Hotel
Karl Johan Hotel
4 out of 5
Karl Johans gate 33, Oslo
The price is Rs13,092 per night from 2 Jan to 2 Jan
Located in Central Oslo, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Karl Johan Gate and Oslo Spektrum. Akershus Fortress and Oslo Opera House are also within 2 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (89 reviews)
"Great"

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2021

Karl Johan Hotel
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Forenom Aparthotel Oslo
Forenom Aparthotel Oslo
3.5 out of 5
Lakkegata 3, Oslo
The price is Rs8,699 per night from 16 Dec to 16 Dec
Located in Oslo City Centre, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Intercultural Museum and Oslo Spektrum. Munch Museum and Oslo Opera House are ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (453 reviews)
"I read the reviews on Expedia and thought the property would be fine. I wouldn't go by the photos as the rooms are much smaller, but the room was alright, clean and bathroom had heated floor. The beds however have two inch mattresses and my partner got a bad back. Before arrival, I checked Google ..."

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2021

Forenom Aparthotel Oslo
Frogner House Apartments - Skovveien 8
Frogner House Apartments - Skovveien 8
4 out of 5
Skovveien 8, Oslo
The price is Rs11,922 per night from 12 Dec to 12 Dec
Located in Frogner, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Royal Palace, Karl Johan Gate and Oslo City Hall. Parliament and Gustav Vigeland Sculpture Park ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,031 reviews)
Beautiful apartment with limited service
"Lovely apartment hotel, but I had booked a room that was supposed to sleep 3 people, yet there was only a double bed and a couch. The area is fantastic, great big lovely window, great little kitchenette and an overall very comfortable feel. A bit disappointing that they charge an extra 65 dollars ..."

Reviewed on 25 Apr 2021

Frogner House Apartments - Skovveien 8
Bjørvika Apartments - Frognerveien 1
Bjørvika Apartments - Frognerveien 1
3.5 out of 5
1 Frognerveien, Oslo, Oslo
The price is Rs12,675 per night from 2 Jan to 2 Jan
Located in Frogner, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of National Library, Color Line Ferry Terminal and Akershus Fortress. Oslo Spektrum and ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (14 reviews)
Perfekt opphold
"Rent og ryddig. God standard. God beliggenhet"

Reviewed on 6 Sep 2021

Bjørvika Apartments - Frognerveien 1
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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