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Oslo is the capital and most populous city of Norway. During the Viking Age the area was part of *Viken. Oslo was founded as a city at the end of the Viking Age in the year 1040 under the name Ánslo, and established as a kaupstad or trading place in 1048 by Harald Hardrada.

Most tourist attractions are concentrated in the city centre (Sentrum, map).

Also сheck оut мore info: ActivitiesAttractionsEvent calendar

*Frogner Park (map) is a large park located a few minutes’ walk away from the city centre. This is the biggest and best-known park in Norway, with a large collection of sculptures by Gustav Vigeland (Vigeland Museum, map).

Bygdøy (map) is a large green area, commonly called the Museum Peninsula of Oslo (Oscarshall, The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, Viking Ship Museum, Norwegian Maritime Museum, Kon-Tiki Museum).

Folkemuseet (map) is dedicated to Folk art, Folk Dress, Sami culture and the viking culture. The outdoor museum contains 155 authentic old buildings from all parts of Norway, including a Stave Church.

The Munch Museum (map) contains The Scream and other works by *Edvard Munch.

+ Oslo Pass | The Oslo Pass gives you free entry to more than 30 museums and attractions, free travel on all public transport.

Explore the archipelago of the Inner Oslofjord. Islands with many beaches, hiking trails and sites of cultural heritage are just waiting to be discovered. In the summer there are ferries from the dock by the city hall to islands such as Hovedøya (map), Langøyene (map), Bleikøya (map), and Gressholmen (map). If you have a fishing rod, bring it along, as well as the picnic basket, sunglasses and possibly swimwear! (Freshwater fishing licence for Oslo)

Torggata (map) is a good area for budget dining (from Hausmanns gate south to Youngstorget). You will find cheap Vietnamese, Thai, and Chinese restaurants and even cheaper kebab-joints and pizzerias, as well as other offerings.

Camping are available at year round >> topcamp.no.

The Youth information (Unginfo) runs an independent information desk in Møllergata aimed at budget travellers. This service is free and they also provide free internet access. There is an online guide to Oslo for budget travellers on their web site.

Oslo offers ski slopes for alpine skiing and ski trails for cross-country skiing in the winter. In the summer, the temperature in Oslo may make it comfortable to swim. While it is an expensive city for overseas visitors, many of the best things are free of charge, notably Oslo’s proximity to wild nature and variety of outdoor activities. It is surrounded by green hills and mountains and includes 40 islands and 343 lakes.

About Norway

Information for planning your trip around the country.

About Oslo

Tourist information to help you get to know the city.


Information about all types of public transport in the country.

Cities & Regions

Useful info about the regions and cities of the country.

#1 Visit Lofoten

Archipelago Lofoten is renowned for its rugged mountains, picturesque fishing villages, pristine beaches, and vibrant fishing culture.

#2 Norwegian Fjords

The Norwegian fjords are surrounded by towering mountains, cascading waterfalls, lush green valleys, and picturesque villages.

#3 Atlantic Road

Atlanterhavsveien is a scenic road that stretches along the Atlantic coast, connects the islands of Averøy and Eide in Møre og Romsdal county.

Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

Ruter – public transport system in Oslo, consisting of buses, trams, local trains, metro (T-bane) and boats (Fjord Line).

Entur – online travel planner for public transportation (trains, buses and ferries)

Also сheck оut мore info: Getting around in Oslo (visitoslo.com) • Getting around (visitnorway.com)

BUS: NOR-WAY Bussekspress and Boreal Transport are the biggest operators. Nettbuss also runs some express routes.

TRAIN: Local trains cover certain areas of the city (zone 1), and run out to the neighbouring municipalities and towns. Oslo Central Station (map) The local train network spans across the city limits to neighbouring cities and towns.

Train schedules can be found on the website of the Norwegian State Railways and the Swedish Railways. You can buy a Norwegian Rail Pass or the equivalent InterRail One Country Pass to travel relatively cheaply by train through Norway. If your itinerary is fixed and you don’t have too many destinations, it might be cheaper to buy ‘Minipris’ tickets online.

AIRPORT: Oslo Airport, Gardermoen – located in Ullensaker, 47 kilometres (29 mi) from the city centre of Oslo. > Avinor.no – Norway airports information.

FERRY: Hurtigruten «Express Route»Color LineStena LineFjord LineDFDS Seaways.

+ Norwegian Cyclist Association

This is Oslo.

Discover Norway’s capital: The culture-packed and vibrant city surrounded by Nordic nature.​

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Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.


If you plan to visit Norway for up to 90 days, you can apply for a visitor’s visa. With this visa you can visit all Schengen countries.


With Entur you will find buses, trams, trains, subways, ferries, scooters and city bikes all in one place. Download the Entur app.


Norway’s largest outdoor life organization, with more than 300,000 members in 56 local member organisations across the country.

Norwegian Scenic Routes: Norway’s scenic routes are renowned for their breathtaking landscapes. The Norwegian Scenic Routes website offers detailed information about these routes, including maps, highlights, attractions, viewpoints, and facilities along the way. It’s an excellent resource if you’re planning a road trip in Norway.

The Norwegian Trekking Association (in short DNT) is Norway’s biggest outdoor activities organisation. For 150 years, we’ve been working to promote trekking and to improve conditions for all who enjoy the country’s broad range of outdoor attractions. Public right of access.

miljodirektoratet.no: The Directorate for Nature Management website offers further information on the Public right of access, including seven downloadable (PDF format) brochures in English.

www.yr.no: Norwegian weather services. Served by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK.