Anyone who thinks Oslo is a sleepy city is simply wrong. This city has an international flair. It is in a picturesque location at the head of the Oslo fjord, and it never fails to take its visitors’ hearts by storm.

Sights include the Vigeland Sculpture Park; the Viking Ship and Munch Museums, and the Holmenkollen Ski Jump, all equally impressive and well worth visiting. Oslo’s variety is evident in every part of the city; each one has its own unique charm and appeal. Savour the big-city flair on the main streets Karl Johans Gate and Aker Brygge, the elegance of the suburb of Frogner and the Solli Plass, the charm of irresistible Bislett and St. Hanshaugen, and the lively scene of Youngstorget and the Møllergata.

See and be seen in the Bogstad- and Hegdehaugsveien, experience the character of trendy Grünerlokka, and the multi-cultural buzz of Grønland. Wow …! Oslo has so many faces, and they all shape the Norwegian metropolis – not forgetting the people in this city, whose charm, cheerfulness and relaxed attitude are infectious.

City Facts

  • Location

    Capital of Norway.

  • Population

    Over 600,000

  • Size

    454 km²

  • Public transport

    Excellent public transport network (underground, tram, bus network).

  • Climate

    Maritime climate

  • Best time to visit

    May to September. Temperatures can actually reach 30° in summer, while there are freezing temperatures in winter (November to March).

  • Good to know

    Between 1624 and 1925 Oslo was called Christiania, or Kristiania (1877/1897 to 1925).

  • Nice to know

    Nickname: Tiger City. Tiger sculptures in front of the town hall and the railway station remind us of this name.

  • Airport

    Oslo-Gardermoen, approx. 50 km from the city centre.

  • Bus

    The Airport Express Coach is the quickest, and departs every 20 minutes from the airport to the city centre.

  • Railway

    Journey time by Airport Express Train to the main station 20 minutes.

  • Taxi

    Information on set prices and the taxi companies’ prices in the Arrivals hall; the taxi rank is right outside the hall.