Oslo Vacations

Recently ranked the world’s most expensive city to live in, Oslo is a relative tropical paradise among Scandinavian cities. Thanks to the Gulf Stream, the climate is generally pleasant in summer and the winters are a far cry from some of the blisteringly frigid, sub-freezing environments of her neighboring cities. With a population just under one ... Read more
million including the surrounding area, Oslo is a vibrant city that has grown over the centuries into a unique and interesting culture. Dating back some one thousand years, this capital of Norway has an exceptional harbor that makes visiting via boat an enjoyable and easily scheduled way of travel. In addition to Oslo’s many museums and various parks, outdoor galleries (like the popular Vigeland Sculpture Park) make viewing the many examples of this rich culture very easy. Shopping, great food, and a lively nightlife are also waiting for you if you are up to it. Good quality budget food can be found in Torggata, and offers both local and international favorites. The surrounding countryside makes a great place for cold-weather sports like skiing and snowboarding, and the locals are tolerant of less than perfect novices.

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Like most Scandinavian cities, Oslo is best seen during the summer, when the temperatures are warm (averaging in the mid-60s Fahrenheit, or 17-18), the days are long, and all of the big attractions are open. In ... Read more
June and July, you’ll also get to experience the Midnight Sun, when the daylight lasts long into the night (but that doesn’t mean temperatures stay warm, so be sure to bring a jacket). In the winter, Oslo gets brutally cold with temperatures in the teens and 20s Fahrenheit (below zero Celsius). Winter is also depressingly dark with very limited (and sometimes no) daylight, though it can be enchanting to see the sun perpetually rising and setting in the sky.

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Top Oslo restaurants

  • Bryggekjøkkenet
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    Ice Cream and Desserts, Diners
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  • Solsiden
    9.65 reviews
    Seafood, Local Traditional Cuisine
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  • Mocca Oslo
    8.01 review
    Coffee and Tea
  • Campo de' Fiori
    8.01 review
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While the city is expensive it is easy to find cheap flights and accommodation which can make up for how expensive the city is. There are artsy bars and extremely friendly locals. There is also old and interesting architecture in the city as well as sculpture parks near Oslo including the art by famous artists such as Gustav Vigeland and Louise Bourgeois. The Munch museum is also a must see in the city.

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Amazing time spent exploring the city and the outskirts, such an open and free city, really friendly people and can’t wait to go back

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A great city and you need atleast 3 days to see the whole experience. Also a good weather will make your trip as the best.


I had a good time there , Enjoyed a lot . Weather was too cold but sky was clean and felt fresh oxygen there . One thing which I like most there is lots of snow , peaceful night life and clubs , Good food and safe living policies

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Two days were not enough..Very nice city.. Prepare yourself if you travel during the winter.. Can get really cold..

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Klang, Malaysia

Oslo is the capital of Norway. We start our city tour with entrance to Vigeland Park, the Viking Ship Museum, Aker Brygge, Oslo City Hall and Holmenkollen area.

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Barcelona, Spain

It is a beautiful place, but with one day you will have enough to see the whole thing.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

While maybe not as well known as its European counterparts, this city has so much to offer. A great art scene, nature just outside the city and great shopping make this city a wonderful destination. Be sure to pay your bills before you visit, because money will disappear in the blink of an eye.

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Atyrau, Kazakhstan

The cheapest museum visits in Oslo runs about 80 NOK... The cheapest anything in Norway is about 80 NOK (this is also starting price for beer.) If you need to get to Oslo from the airport the most affordable mode of transportation is the NSB train. (90 NOK each way) Hotels within walking distance of the airport run about 1400 NOK. I think these prices should help to acclimate any traveler to cost of living in Norway... If you'd like to visit Norway on the cheap bring all your food (for the duration of your stay) with you, take your camping gear and drink tap water. Most things close on Sunday. That being said... I loved Oslo, it is the only city I have ever been to where I got a gorgeous bartender's number. She took me with her friends clubbing after work. People in Norway are among the kindest on the planet.


Best city in Norway, especially if you look beyond the typical tourist tracks!

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