The weather in Oslo
If you wonder what it's like in Oslo right now or the coming days, you can try and check this link out. It will tell you more than you need to know about humidity, length of the day (sunrise/sunset), winds, temperature, etc:
The weather forecast for Oslo
You can also check out these webcams showing different parts of Oslo. (They are not very exciting during nighttime though):
Webcam 1 over Oslo
Webcam 2 over Oslo
Guide to Oslo
Oslo has a spectacular setting at the head of a 110km (70-mile) long fjord. It is the oldest Scandinavian capital, founded by the 11th century Norwegian king, Harald Hådråda, who established it on the site of an earlier Viking settlement, in or around 1050. Our Fondest memoryies were firstly coming in to Oslo by sea, sailing up the fjord, where shrimpers and small sailing boats jostle with ferries and merchant ships, to where the city sprawls out from its compact centre around the quays to the flanks of the surrounding hills. Although it is not noted for grand architecture, Oslo’s history lives on in medieval buildings like the Akershus Slott, which stands across a park from the austere angular bulk of the 1930s-style Rådhus (City Hall). A highlight is the Slottet (Royal Palace), which elegantly dominates the view west along Karl Johans Gate past the Storting (Parliament).
Oslo have 3 airports, don't get confused :)
A lot of VTers are confused about the 3 airports around Oslo, and how you can get to and from them, or between them.
And for the record, so nobody gets angry with me, Torp and Rygge is not in Oslo, Torp is actually in Sandefjord and Rygge is in Moss, but they are not that far from Oslo.
The 3 airports are:
Oslo International Airport Gardermoen (OSL) located about 20 minuttes north of Oslo. This one is the major one, so if you are looking connecting to domestic flight this is the airport you want to go to, unless you have several hours before your connecting flight.
Airport website: http://www.osl.no/index.asp?languagecode=9
You can get to and from Oslo using bus or train, there are 2 bus companies that operates this route, Flybussekpressen and Flybussen. Busses are generally a bit cheaper than train, but from Gardermoen I would reccomend the Airport express train, it is a lot faster, and a lot more comfortable, specially if you are going into Oslo City Centre. Airport express train website
Gardermoen also have huge selections of trains and busses to other places in Norway, post a question on the Norway forum if you have any problems figuring it out :)
Sandefjord Airport Torp (TRF) located in Sandefjord about 2 hours southwest of Oslo. This airport also have international flights, specially RyanAir and Wizz Air have a lot of flights here.
Airport website: http://www.torp.no/Default.aspx?Language=EN&pkMenu=131
You can get to and from Oslo using bus or train, there are 1 bus company that operates this route, the Torp Ekspressen. There are also a number of companies that stops close to Torp (Fokserod), but that means you have to find a connecting buss to Fokserod (which is doable, but unneccesary if you are going to Oslo. If you are going down the south coast of Norway, i.e Kristiansand, however this is a good option)
Website of Torp Ekspressen
There is not a trainstation within walkingdistance from Torp, but there is a free shuttle bus between Torp Airport and Torp Trainstation. If you are going from Trop to Oslo Airport Gardermoen (OSL) the train is a good idea, because it goes past Oslo to Lillehammer, Gardermoen is one of its stops after Oslo. Website: http://www.nsb.no/?lang=en_US
Moss Airport Rygge (RYG) located in Moss about 1 hour southeast of Oslo. This new airport is mainly operated by Norwegian at the moment.
Airport website: http://www.en.ryg.no/
You can get to and from Oslo using bus or train, there are 2 bus companies that operates this route, Rygge Ekspressen and TIMEkspressen, the last one also takes you to Sarpsborg, Halden and even Stromstad in Sweden, so be carefull about which direction you embark on the airport.
Website of Rygge Ekspressen
TIMEksressen timetable (PDF)
There is not a trainstation within walkingdistance from Rygge, but there is a free shuttle bus between Rygge Airport and Rygge Trainstation. Website: http://www.nsb.no/?lang=en_US
For more information about Oslo, please visit my Oslo page
The Royal palace
As every capital city with a monarchy its has it royal palace.
It stands a little on top off a hill, so the royal family can look over the city with on the other end the Stortinget, parliament building.
Last time it was like this: we walked there to the bus stop. "oh yes, wel there (waving with hand) is the royal palace and the other side (more waving) the parliament building. Oh look there is the bus, lets run.
useful phone numbers
the tourist information centre 24147700
First Aid 22932293
800 68 000
23 88 80 00
Telenor 810 77 000
Tele 2 Norge AS
oslo spektrum information
22 05 29 00
815 11 211
Tickets 815 11 500
Transport information (trafikanten)
Norwegian state railways NSB 815 00 888
Airport express train (flytoget)
815 00 777
Bus express (flybuss ekspressen)
820 21 300
815 33 0 44
Bislet bilutleie AS
22 60 00 00
Ride (Scooter rent)
23 21 04 00
(just hold the line)
Fjord taxi: Einar Torvund
Båttaxi 90 04 09 99
23 25 68 90