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Oslo, the capital and largest city of Norway with over 860 000 inhabitants in the urban area, is one of the most expensive cities in the world. This southern Norwegian city is located in a fjord enclosed by forest-covered mountains. The area surrounding the Karl Johans Gate Boulevard and the Royal Palace is known as Centrum – the centre. The city offers many attractions, shopping places, a blooming cultural life, and a supreme selection of restaurants and cafés.



REASONS TO GO

Beaches and ski resorts all over the place.

The amazing food and the bohemian cafes.

The Munch Museum and the Norwegian Opera & Ballet.

 

ORIENTATION

Oslo is placed in an amphitheatre-like location, with the city centre in the base close to the Oslo fjord, and residential areas expanding from there up to the mountains.

The Oslo fjord is a creek of the Skagerrak bay, stretching inland from the North Sea near Øresund and the Baltic Sea. Oslo has a remarkable archipelago of islands, which in summer becomes the city's preferred recreational area.

The city centre is surrounded by Oslo Central Station (Oslo S) to the east, the Royal Palace) to the west and the waterfront (from Akershus fortress to Aker brygge) to the south. It's a quite compact area and easy to walk around. Many of the neighbourhoods close to the centre also have places of interest and tourist attractions and are easy to reach by public transports.

 

BEST TIME TO GO

Oslo has pleasant summer days, mostly in July and August. From November to April it’s very cold and days are short. However, it’s the perfect time for the winter sports practice in the surrounding areas of the city.

 

 

HOW TO GET THERE

By plane

Oslo Airport Gardermoen

The international airport in Oslo, Oslo Airport Gardermoen, is located approximately 50 km north of the city. Oslo Airport Gardermoen is Norway's largest international airport.

The easiest way to get to the city centre is with the high speed airport express train Flytoget. Trains depart every 10 minutes for Oslo Central Station (Oslo S) and takes around 20 minutes.

Buses to Oslo city centre are operated by Flybussen and take around 45 minutes.

Oslo TaxiNorgestaxi and Taxi2 have special Airport Taxi offers, with fixed prices.

Most people with a destination in Oslo will be far better off getting the Flytoget, Flybussen or local train to Oslo S, and get a taxi from there.

 

Sandefjord Airport Torp

Sandefjord Airport Torp, located around 110 km south-west of Oslo, in Vestfold county, is used as a secondary airport by low-cost airlines Ryanair and Wizzair, and has regular scheduled flights by Widerøe and KLM.

The bus service Torpekspressen links the airport to Drammen and Oslo (1 hour 45 minutes).

NSB offers a train service from the train station Sandefjord Lufthavn Torp to Oslo. The station is located between Stokke and Sandefjord. There is a shuttle bus service between the airport and the train station.

 

Moss Airport Rygge

Moss Airport Rygge is located 66 km south-east of Oslo in Østfold county, mainly served by Norwegian and Ryanair.

It is possible to travel both by train (NSB) to Rygge station (free shuttle bus to/from the airport), bus (Rygge-ekspressen) and by car.

 

By train

Oslo Central Station (Oslo Sentralstasjon/Oslo S, T-bane Jernbanetorget) is placed at the eastern border of the city centre, by the end of the street Karl Johans gate. Oslo S is at the centre of Norway's railway; all lines (including the airport express train) terminate at Oslo S, making Oslo S the ultimate entry to Oslo. The major express buses go to the bus station next door to the train station.

There are three daily services to Gothenburg, Stockholm and Copenhagen.

By car

International highways E6 (from Malmö and Gothenburg) and E18 (from Saint Petersburg, Helsinki and Stockholm) meet in Oslo. There is a road tax to enter Oslo with a car.

By bus

Oslo is well served by bus from most of Europe. The biggest operators of international buses are Swedish companies Swebus Express and GoByBus.

 

By Boat

Oslo is connected to Denmark and Germany by car ferry. Color Line runs services to Kiel (Germany), DFDS runs daily services to Copenhagen (Denmark), and Stena Line provides service to Frederikshavn (Denmark).

The port for cruise lines is near Akershus Festning, less than a five minute walk to downtown.


 

TRAVELLING AROUND

The public transportation system in Oslo gives you various options for travelling inside the city. The underground, buses, trams and ferries share a ticket system, which makes it easy to get around. For more information and timetables, contact Trafikanten.

There are two main hubs for public transport in the city centre: Oslo central station ("Oslo S")/Jernbanetorget and Nationaltheateret (underground). All metro lines pass these stations, all trains pass Oslo S, and most trains (including the airport train) pass Nationaltheateret.

 

The compact city centre is perfect for you to visit on foot or by bike. You can rent cards for the city bikes at Oslo’s tourist information centres.

 

INFO

http://www.visitoslo.com/

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