Oslo holidays

Essential Information

When To Go

Spring, Summer

April, May

June

Getting There

39 £GBP

LCY → OSL

Stay There

53 £GBP

3-star hotel

Visas

Tourist Visa
not required

Freedom of movement

Currency
Norwegian krone
1.00 USD = 8.55 NOK
CURRENT WEATHER
Snow
+5°C
Airport Transport

Taxi: 34 £GBP (30 min)
Bus: 10 £GBP (40 min)
Train: 7 £GBP (20 min)

Restaurants
Lunch ≈ 16 £GBP
Dinner (for two) ≈ 42 £GBP
Espresso ≈ 3.40 £GBP
Bottled water ≈ 1.90 £GBP
Health & Safety
Travel insurance is recommended
Emergency numbers:
Ambulance: 112
Police: 113

Why Oslo

The Norwegian capital is a compact city, with massive potential. Oslo is brimming with visual delights and overflowing with culture, history and a social scene that is rapidly evolving. Add to this Oslo being surrounded by spectacular scenery and the ski scene that is an integral part of Norwegian culture.

Oslo offers visitors a unique mix of things to see and do on Oslo holidays, combining the quirkiness and multi-cultural edginess of the centre with a fantastic all-year outdoor lifestyle. In the heart of the city you will discover world-class galleries and museums and a constantly evolving social scene. However, for many, the real attractions are beyond the city limits. Bicycle through forests or take a cruise around the islands in the nearby fjords. Or ski, toboggan and ice skate in the snowy winter months.

When to go

Planning holidays to Oslo, you should learn some general facts about its climate. Oslo’s northern latitude means daylight hours vary greatly, from about six hours in midwinter to more than 18 hours midsummer, when it never gets totally dark at night.

Oslo in summer is mild to warm with average highs of about 19 to 24 degrees Celsius (66 to 75 Fahrenheit) and average lows of about 12 degrees Celsius (54 Fahrenheit). Winters are typically cold with snow and with temperatures between -7 degrees Celsius (19 Fahrenheit) up to -1 degrees Celsius (30 Fahrenheit).

Where to go/stay

Being a compact city, pretty much anywhere you stay on your Oslo city break will place you in the thick of the action. The Norwegian capital has more than 50 hotels which fit every taste and budget. Overall, the quality is excellent, Oslo’s hotels are modern and cheaper than you might expect. The majority of hotels in Oslo are located in or near the city centre.

Things to do

Expect any holiday in Norway to be packed with action. The range of things to do Oslo holidays is amazing. With the city’s museums and galleries, up and coming café and bar culture and fantastic outdoor activities.

Oslo is a cosmopolitan city, surrounded by beautiful fjords and lush woodland. View the famous painting The Scream by Edvard Munch at the National Gallery. Explore the relaxed cafes, boutiques and galleries in the hip Grunerlokka.

Oslo is a fantastic destination for shopping. Buy authentic Norwegian clothing and crafts at Husfliden in Rosenkerantz Gate or seek out treasures at Vestkanttorget Flea Market, one block east of Vigeland Park. Aker Brygge is no ordinary shopping centre; situated in a former shipyard in Stranden it has stunning views across the harbour and should be definitely visited during holidays to Oslo.

Sightseeing in the city allows you to see Oslo’s culture and history first hand and you can find out more at the numerous galleries and museums. Those museums include The Munch Museum and the Viking Ship Museum, or visit the extraordinary Vigeland Sculpture Park. Admire the opera house’s striking modern architecture or the intricate stained- glass windows of Oslo cathedral.

Enjoy a meal and beer at Ekeberg Restaurant and admire its functional architecture on your Oslo city break. Eat dockside at Fisherman’s Coop and dine on shrimp in a fresh baguette topped with mayonnaise and a dash of lemon.

Den Norske Opera is the main opera company in Oslo and stages classical, opera and ballet performances every month. In Grunerlokka you can discover numerous little alternative cafes, restaurants and bars.