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August 22

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Thanks to thriving oil industry in Norway, it's capital Oslo is one of the richest cities in Europe. This is immediately evident in glass skyscrapers, new infrastructure and many trendy restaurants, bars and boutiques. This beautiful city is located close to the Oslo Fjord, combining modern surroundings with the most beautiful nature.

Oslo Airport, Gardermoen, OSL

The main airport of Oslo and Norway as a whole is located in the municipality of Gardermoen, 48 km from the capital. The airport opened in 1998 and has continued to grow ever since. Gardermoen accepts all the major airlines in the world, and about 30 million passengers pass through it in a year.

The Gardemeen Airport is clean and tidy. If you need to sleep while waiting for a flight, you can always find a suitable place here. And it’s also interesting that, compared to Norway as a whole, the prices at the airport are not surprising at all.

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How to get from the airport to the city center

The fastest way to get to Oslo is by the Flytoget local train, which takes you to the center in 20 minutes. One way ticket costs $ 17.8. Trains run every 10 minutes. There are large and comfortable chairs, free Wi-Fi. Is it worth it for a 20 minute trip? If not, then there is a simpler train.

 

The cheapest way to get to the city center is through the regional train that connects the airport with Oslo S (main train station). The trip costs $ 9 and takes about half an hour to get to the center. By the way, do not throw away your ticket — it is valid for the next 2.5 hours for trips by bus, tram or metro.

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If you booked a hotel right in the center of the city, you might like the Flybussen bus. It makes stops at the main crowded hotels. The trip takes approximately 40 minutes. At the same time, the cost of a one-way ticket is almost $ 20. But if you buy a ticket at once in two directions, it will come out a little cheaper — $ 28.

 

The most expensive way to get from the airport to the center is by taxi. It's easy to catch at the exit of the airport. It is worth counting on the cost of the trip in the region of $ 65 during the day and about $ 90 at night.

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Quick facts about Oslo

Car rent

from $ 20 per day

Hotel booking

from $ 28 per night

Currency

NOK
Norwegian Krone

Reference average prices in Oslo

🌭 Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant

$ 22,29

🍕 Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course

$ 89,15

🍺 Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)

$ 9,64

🚌 One-way Ticket (Local Transport)

$ 4,01

🏠 Apartment rent per month (1 bedroom in City Centre)

$ 1345

Best time to visit Oslo

Best season to travel: December to March and May to September
Prices
Hotel from $27
Temperature
The average temperature during the year ranges from -10°C to 25°C
Precipitation
The average rainfall per year is 805 mm

Weather

Norway is quite cold in general. In summer it is nice to run away from the heat, and in winter it is better to wrap yourself in several layers of warm sweaters. Nevertheless, the tourist season in Oslo begins twice a year: in summer and winter.

What to do in Oslo

Oslo is located between the mountains and the sea. It is not only one of the greenest capitals in Europe, but also the epicenter of the famous Scandinavian style. Architectural miracles are made from rusty docks in Oslo. And other industrial buildings are turned into bars and art galleries. In one of these galleries you can see the work of the brilliant artist Edward Munch.


This small, fun and vibrant city of Norway has world-class museums, trendy neighborhoods, a highly developed coffee culture and an abundance of gourmet northern restaurants. There are enough options — choose to your taste.

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National Gallery

Founded in 1837, this gallery contains Norway's largest public art collection. But most tourists come here for the main masterpiece: the painting "Scream" by Edward Munch.

 

By the way, the museum of Munch itself is located a few blocks from the National Gallery. But if you want to see more different Scandinavian works of art, then here you are. In addition, the gallery has a whole department dedicated to the tales of Scandinavia. This is one of the most magical sights of the city.

Кроме того, в галерее есть целый отдел, посвящённый сказкам Скандинавии — это одна из самых волшебных достопримечательностей города.

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Oslo Fjord

If you come here in the summer, you will see hundreds of sailing boats cruising around the fjord. These are ideal places for swimming, picnics and hiking. Pure nature and water will allow you to enjoy your vacation to the fullest.

 

You can sail to the fjord by ferry for only $ 4. And then you can book a boat trip or even rent a small yacht to explore the surroundings. You can simply walk among the woods in search of secluded beach corners.

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Holmenkollen

From the city, directly by metro, you can get to Holmenkollen. This is a huge Olympic ski jump with an observation deck and a museum. Here you can go skiing or snowboarding if you feel confident enough in winter sports. Or you can go to the museum about the history of skiing.

 

But even for those who avoid sports entertainment, it makes sense to come here. Holmenkollen's observation deck offers the best views in the city.

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Ekeberg Sculpture Park

A legendary Ekeberg park is located about 30 minutes walk from Oslo city center. If you look well, you can find 31 sculptures here, and at the same time inspiration that prompted Edward Munch to write his main masterpiece“ The Scream ”.

 

This park is a must for any art connoisseur. Here you will find the works of artists such as Salvador Dali and Damien Hirst.

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City sauna

Probably one of the coolest things that can happen to tourists in Oslo is the opportunity to take a steam bath in the city sauna. There are a number of places in the local harbor where you can first warm up your body well and then plunge directly into the cold water of the fjord.

 

Just don’t stop at the first sauna you get. If you look carefully, you can find a floating sauna overlooking the fjord or relax in an oak barrel filled with hot water.

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Nobel Peace Center

An interactive exhibition was opened here in 2005 dedicated to the Nobel Peace Prize and its laureates. There is a permanent exhibition dedicated to prize winners, and successive expositions about science, the Nobel himself, famous nominees, etc.

 

Here you can get acquainted with the thoughts of prominent people. Learn about the significance of the Peace Prize and the issues of modern society that its laureates are trying to solve.

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Vippa

Old industrial buildings are not demolished in Oslo, but they prefer to use them creatively. Vippa is just such a new food court of the city, settled among the walls of the former factory. Here you can taste food from around the world at a very affordable price. For example, pork tacos or crab sandwiches are served at the food court.

 

Tourists have not yet reached Vippa, the building is located on the outskirts of the city. But there are many locals, relaxed atmosphere and magnificent sea views.

What to eat in Oslo

The culinary culture in Oslo is well developed. Here you can eat for a couple of dollars near a street stall, or for several hundred in gourmet restaurants. But there are a number of dishes that you must try.

 

Almost everywhere you can order a sandwich with Norwegian smoked salmon. And wherever you try, it will definitely please you. Local salmon grows rather slowly, and therefore has a deep and rich taste.

 

Meatballs are a signature dish of many Scandinavian cuisines, but in each it is cooked in a special way. In Oslo, they are most often served in meat sauce with potatoes and cabbage.

 

If you feel brave enough, try Smalahove — boiled lamb head. The head boils in water for about 5 hours before serving. It is actively seasoned while hot, and cut into pieces. Smalahove is most often prepared for Christmas, so you can only find a dish in restaurants only in winter.

 

From sweets, you should definitely try local waffles. They are known all over the world not only because of their balanced taste, but also because of their shape in the form of hearts.

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