Oslo

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

The Norwegian capital is a beautiful European city known for its museums, maritime history and vast unspoiled landscapes.

With its cultural attractions, cafés and nightlife Oslo has the atmosphere and energy of a large metropolis, while at the same time having a closeness to nature that gives the city a fresh and relaxed charm. The Norwegian capital is a compact city at the northern end of a fjord, backed by untouched forests with numerous lakes and hiking trails.

Oslo is perhaps one of the most expensive cities in the world, but do not let that put you off from visiting. The city offers possibly the best quality of life in Europe, if not the world, and one of the best urban environments you’ll ever find.

From the raids of the Vikings in Northern Europe to the legendary expeditions of Roald Amundsen and Thor Heyerdahl, Scandinavian adventurers have contributed to the rich maritime history of Oslo. Immerse yourself in the city’s maritime heritage with a visit to Bygdøy, the nearby peninsula that many of the city’s top museums call home.

Travel thousand years back in time and visit 9th Century ships in the Viking Ship Museum. Go to Frammuseet and step on the deck of the ship that took Amundsen to the South Pole. And make sure to visit the Kon-Tiki Museum, other example of the adventurous spirit of Norway; here you will find the homemade vessel that Thor Heyerdahl and five companions used to sail thousands of kilometres across the Pacific Ocean.

The inhabitants, surrounded by such lush greenery and beautiful fjords, love the outdoors, but the city also has a well deserved reputation as a centre of culture. Every year there are thousands of performances, exhibitions and events in the city’s many clubs, concert halls and museums. Enjoy an opera or ballet performance at the Operahuset and see works by leading Norwegian artists in the City Hall of Oslo and the Oslo Domkirke.

Most attractions can be found in the centre of Oslo, where you can get around easily on. Rather use public transportation? Then consider buying an Oslo Pass. This allows you unlimited travel by tram, bus, subway, train and ferry, and you can also visit many museums for free. It also gets you discounts at some restaurants and entertainment venues.

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Where to stay in Oslo

Citybox Oslo
Citybox Oslo
3 out of 5
Prinsensgate 6, Oslo
The price is £59 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
This family-friendly Oslo hotel is located in the shopping district, just steps away from Karl Johan Gate and Oslo Cathedral (Domkirke). Jernbanetorget and Byporten ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,791 reviews)
"Good location, close to everything but expect to see homeless around the property."

Reviewed on 22 Aug 2021

Citybox Oslo
Smarthotel Oslo
Smarthotel Oslo
3 out of 5
St. Olavsgate 26, Oslo
The price is £66 per night from 7 Nov to 7 Nov
Located in Central Oslo, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Karl Johan Gate and Royal Palace. Oslo City Hall and Nobel Peace Center are also within 15 ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,032 reviews)
Nice
"IT was nice and amazing night"

Reviewed on 3 Nov 2020

Smarthotel Oslo
Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo Gardermoen
Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo Gardermoen
4 out of 5
Hotelveien, Gardermoen, Ullensaker
The price is £137 per night from 7 Nov to 7 Nov
Situated in Ullensaker, this eco-friendly hotel is within 25 miles (40 km) of Norway Trade Fairs, Norwegian Armed Forces Aircraft Collection and Akershus University ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,213 reviews)
"Location great, nice room and comfy beds. Restaurant only ok-ish, and rate too high."

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2021

Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo Gardermoen
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Forenom Aparthotel Oslo
Forenom Aparthotel Oslo
3.5 out of 5
Lakkegata 3, Oslo
The price is £102 per night from 3 Nov to 3 Nov
Located in Oslo City Centre, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Intercultural Museum and Oslo Spektrum. Oslo City Shopping Centre and Jewish ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (443 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
Forenom Serviced Apartments Royal Park
Forenom Serviced Apartments Royal Park
3.5 out of 5
Sven Bruns gate 1-7, Oslo
Located in Central Oslo, this apartment building is steps away from Palace Park and Museum of Cultural History. Royal Palace and University Aula are also within ...
3.7/5 Good! (168 reviews)
"I wish I could give this a negative star if could. Where do I start? I understand that reviews don’t give you the full scope of what the place is like. Let me elaborate: the pictures you see isn’t what the place looks like. It was difficult to find. And the building looks like it was built in the ..."

Reviewed on 14 Jun 2020

Forenom Serviced Apartments Royal Park
Saga Apartments Oslo
Saga Apartments Oslo
3.5 out of 5
Holmboes gate 8, Oslo
Located in Majorstua, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Uranienborg Church and CAK Center for African Culture. Bislett Stadium and Frogner Park are ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (569 reviews)
"Friendly staff, well-equipped kitchenette, good security and option for express checkout. A great location for easy access to wide range of shops, eateries and trams, coach & train services."

Reviewed on 15 Dec 2019

Saga Apartments 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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