Oslo Travel Guide

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Oslo Highlights

  • Pro
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     best cafes ever, wonderful landscape, friendly people 

  • Con
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     Rains a lot and is very expensive 

  • In a nutshell
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     Take advantage of cheap flights, bring plenty of money, ENJOY! 

Oslo Things to Do

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  • Akershus Fortress

    Not everything is open on Mondays in Oslo. The Akershus fortress is. It was built in the 13th century to overlook the river and defend the city. In the grounds, there are a load of cannons and sculptures. It's free to enter the grounds, and rather attractive.

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  • Vikingship Museum - Viking Skip Museum

    When I booked the tour for Oslo, I had thought that we might get to the Kon Tiki museum the Vasa Museum or the Vigeland museum. But instead, we stopped at the Viking Museum. Here we saw three huge old ships, the Gokstad Ship, the Oseberg Ship and the Tune Ship. These 3 ships were found in separate Royal burial mounds by the Oslo Fjord. The ships...

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  • Vigelandsparken

    A friend of mine visited Oslo two years ago and brougt me back a book on Vigeland and his history and the park. Well seeing it in real life was fantastic and he was truly a remarkable sculpture with exciting ideas

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Oslo Restaurants

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  • Peppe's Pizza

    Peppes Pizza id found on several locations in Oslo and Norway in general. They have very good pizzas, both american and italian style, including healty alterantives. A good place to share a pizza with your friends. Pizza, pie

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  • Egon Restaurant

    The Egon Restaurant has two locations in Oslo, one at Paleet building/shopping centre on Karl Johan's stret and the other at Byporten shopping centre at Oslo S railway station. The menu is basically the same, and the style, interior deocrations the same. Very rustic, things found in old barns and what have you. The Byporten one is very busy, so I...

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  • Frognerseteren

    The Frognerseteren Restaurant & Cafe located somewhere in the mountain not far from the Holmenkollen ski jump facility. It’s a unique place in a special location, you can have traditional food here or just have a drink. Whatever you feel like.

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Oslo Nightlife

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  • Blaa -

    Blaa is such a fun place to visit. It is a hippie, artisty kind of place, as it were, and here is live music, which is how I found this place in the first place... I just followed the music without knowing that there was anything down there by Akerselva river. Was I wrong! It is just my kind of place. On Sundays there is a market in Ingens gate -...

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  • Onkel Donald

    All roads lead to UTSIDE - The best place to begin, middle or end an evening during the summer in OSLO. OK I am a bit bias because my host Stian was a bartender there and we never wait in line, but it really is a great place to go. For starters, it seems like it is always the right mix of people (aka variety). Some folks are dressed up headed to or...

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  • Other

    Well, in practical, during the summer you cannot really call it nightlife as it was sunshine when I went into a club (around 11 PM) and was sunshine again when went out. (around 2 AM) Places were great for dancing, rock music and went even to one nice jazz club. I cannot remember names, places had sometimes funny names as Rorbua :-)

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Oslo Transportation

  • Taxi

    Taxi service in this town is like everything else very expensive. Due to all our luggage we decided to use the cab to move from our one hotel to the next. As the crow flues they were approx 1.5km apart and the trip worked out to 120kr

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  • Train

    We took the train back from Bergen to Oslo and what a fantastic trip we had. Worked out more expensive than we hoped for 870kr for single trip but it was worth it

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  • Travel by streetcar - Trikk.

    There are 6 street-cars operating in Oslo. In Norwegian they are called Trikken. And they are a very convenient way to travel around in Oslo.All 6 of them run by Jernbanetorget by Oslo S or in the streets next to Oslo S. The numbers of the street-cars are 11, 12, 13 17, 18 and 19.If you want to visit Vigelandsparken f.ex., which every tourist...

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Oslo Shopping

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  • Department Store

    This large department store is 1 block north of Karl Johans gate on Stortorvet square. It a good place if you need to pick up clothes. They also have a small souvenir department but the prices are more expensive than the tourist shops.

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  • Oslo City Mall

    It was like in every Mall - luxury shops and cafes, nothing special but warm. It was a real fun as we entered in a man's clothing store buying some clothes for our host ...the retails tried to offer their best but always one of us disagreed for something.It's close to the railway station and it has a warm connection (a tunnel over the street)...

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  • The oldest department store.

    I just love GlasMagasinet, it has such a regal feel to it and reminds me of Denmark and a little bit of Harrods in London, but on a much smaller scale. It is very popular and if you want to buy somebody a present the GlasMagasinet is in the first place in Norway. Here are over 25 stores and restaurants.GlasMagasinet dates back to 1860 and is one of...

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Oslo Local Customs

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  • Family culture and politics in Norway...

    The United Nations has ranked our country as the best place in the world to live. We have rights “from the cradle to the grave” .We don't starve her, we don't freeze to death, and education is free. We want everybody to have the same opportunities in life.The average age for first-time mothers is 30 years. Most of us want to be in a stable...

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  • Norwegian policy

    Some factsConstitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracyPrime minister: Erna SolbergWe voted against EU membership (twice)We have a multiparty system.The largest political partiesThe Labour Party (DNA): The biggest political party in Norway. Founded by the working class.Socialist partiesThe Red Electoral Alliance (RV) : a new revolutionary...

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  • social behavior in public transport

    When it comes to public transport, we're quite uncivilized people. We follow the “first come first served” philosophy*. We don't wait in line to enter the bus, metro or train. We don't give up our seats to the elderly, pregnant and/or disabled people.*. We give a damn in all the other passengers; we have loud cell phone conversation, and don’t...

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Oslo Warnings and Dangers

  • Skate-borders by City Hall.

    This is something one has to be aware of. Skate-borders use the pavement in front of City Hall as a play area. And they come at you with great speed, this is their area and here they practise, but how can tourists be aware of this? I find this disturbing that in an area with such a lot of people passing by one has to avoid being run over by a...

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  • Beware of falling lumps of ice

    Beware of falling lumps of ice from buildings in the wintertime. Signboards shows where it could be dangerous, and you should not walk close. It is the landlords responsibility to make sure the dangerous lumps of ice are removed, but people are hurt every year. "Danger of landslide", translated "Rasfare".

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  • Look up and not walk alone

    Over the past year has been able to read about new rapes in Oslo, almost every week there have been one or more rapes. So be careful when you go home at night, late nights, pulling together several, do not go alone!It also has in the recent past been many pickpockets who steal from you when you stand on the bus, take the subway, walk around the...

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Oslo Tourist Traps

  • Shrimp from the boats in the harbour

    It's a summer tradition to buy fresh shrimp from the fishing boats at Honnørbrygga near Aker Brygge harbour down by the City Hall. You buy a bag of freshly cooked shrimp and peel and eat it as it is. The seagulls will clean up. There is running freshwater in spouts where you can clean your hands afterwards.The shrimp (sold by the 100g) can be...

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  • Make sure you have a valid ticket

    very often, people working for the buss/train and tram service will do a ticket check.If you don’t have a valid ticket you’re fined 750 or 900NKevery time I see these people I start to panic, even if I have a valid ticket. Maybe it has been expired? And there's no way to run I’m stuck Don't try to run away. They’ll get you anyway. Don’t try to hit...

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  • Eating at Egon is terrible expensive!

    One should think that a norwegian girl wouldn't be surpriced by the norwegian prices Think again!a week ago I went to Egon to have a meal together with a friend. We left the place because of the hilarious prices. You don't even get table service! For instance: a baked potato with bread: 103NKa hamburger 135-174 NKa look at the menu...

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Oslo What to Pack

  • Bring enough money for this trip

    a rucksack is always more practical than a bag. some good fottwear if you're planning to walk around the city.Bring a sweater and a jacket to wear in the evening when it gets cold. as a general rule, always keep your medical supplies in your hand luggage in case it's delayed or your suitcase/bags get lost. a good tent in case of bad...

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  • Pack warm stuff/pack cool stuff

    I packed thermals, flannels, pea coat, ski jacket and was still always freezing (winter of course). Most of my summer visits have been blessed with good weather, but when it rains it can be downright nasty (and cold.) So summer have long sleeve shirts for night in case, and def somesort of rain repellant, but short sleeves and tshirts were...

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  • Things to bring to Oslo in February.

    Ryanair are now charging to check in luggage I managed with hand luggage for this 2 night stay. (Ryanair Hand luggage Allowance is now 10kg-for one bag-everything including Duty Free has to fit into this one bag) -Tip- Wear a coat/Jacket with big pockets and stuff your stuff here!Daysack for carrying camera, guide book etc. I only needed a small...

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Oslo Off The Beaten Path

  • Akerselva river and the waterfall.

    After passing Ámot brua bridge one reaches the most beautiful part of the river - in my opinion. Here is a beautiful waterfall called Nedre Vöyenfallene waterfall - and Beierbrua bridge with a lovely statue of Fabrikkjentene or The Factory girls. The factories here were cotton and textile factories from 1846 until 1955. The river was coloured by...

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  • Ankerbrua bridge.

    There is a lovely walk up Akerselva river with all its bridges and waterfalls and old factories. Since there was construction work by the river in 2012 one has to start the walk by Ankerbrua bridge. That bridge has got 4 statues on each corner of the bridge - they are lovely - and naked like most of the statues in Oslo. The bronze statues were made...

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  • DYNA LIGHTHOUSE

    Dyna Fyr (Dyna Lighthouse) is located right outside the Bygdoy peninsula. We happened to see it, as our Cruise Ship sailed close by. It has been here since 1874, and it looked so cute, a great place for a wedding reception. We could see all the tables and chairs set outside like something was happening "that" day.The Lighthouse can be booked for...

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Oslo Sports & Outdoors

  • taking a trip to Songsvann

    This is where we go to cope with the urban stress. In every weekend you can see families with toddlers walking along the family path and joggers who run this trail as a part of their daily ritual. A lot of celebrities and well known athletes use this area to exercise, included our Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. it's a great place for...

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  • The Ullevaal Stadium

    The Ullevaal Stadium is the national football stadium of Norway. The clubs SFK Lyn Oslo and Valerenga IF use it as their home stadium.It is an all-seater arena with a capacity of 25.572. When visiting football stadiums, I always found a way to get in, but at the Ullevaal Stadium I didn't find any open gate or something like this.Directions:The...

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  • orienteering

    this is a great way to know the nature of Oslo. In Milslukern sport, shop in Ullevål stadion (where the metro stop), sell orientation maps for 250 kr. They only accept cash. The posts are out there from April to October. There are different orienteering clubs, so if you see a post somewhere, make sure that it's the right one. There's also a...

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  • Facts about the city of Oslo

    Oslo is the capital city of Norway. The population of the city proper is 610,000 (approx. 2012). The conurbation extends into the surrounding county of Akershus, with a total population of 825,105 (as of January 1, 2006, according to Statistics Norway), with a current annual growth exceeding 15,000 (in 2005 Oslo and Akershus had a growth of 15,472...

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  • 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 OsloYou can also check out these webcams showing different parts of Oslo. Webcam 1 over OsloWebcam 2...

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  • Minibank / ATM

    If you want to get your hands on some cash then you probably want to find an ATM (which is called "minibank" in norwegian - look for the "minibank" sign). In Oslo an many other of the "big" cities in Norway you will find that most McDonalds restaurants and 7 Eleven have ATM on their premisses. These are usually well recognized by most people from...

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