Image of sunset over Oslo Fjords, Norway

Norway's capital city is an attractive place with an easy-going atmosphere, surrounded by a fjord and many miles of glorious forests. The city itself is a mix of eclectic architecture, culture, nightlife and plenty of outdoor activities. The museums are a particular highlight, with the most visited including Kon Tiki Museum, the National Gallery with the famous masterpiece 'The Scream' by Edvard Munch and the Holmenkollen Ski Museum.

There's also plenty of entertainment in the city, with a growing cafe culture, many bands and live-music venues, great bars and restaurants and superior shopping. But most of the residents also love their city because they can leave it behind and enjoy ski jumping and other winter sports, sailing on the lakes, walking in the forests, kayaking, cycling, hiking, ice-skating and more.

Snow on the streets of Oslo, Norway

One of the best ways to make the most of your trip is by organising car hire in Oslo which you collect from the airport. Oslo Airport (OSL) is the largest in Norway and is located 37 km away in Gardermoen. Oslo car hire also allows you to see more of the regions surrounding the city - head to the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Royal Palace and enjoy exploring this gateway to countryside and stunning scenery.

You can also organise a rental with specific sports in minds, so be sure to explain your requirements to the rental company in advance if you're likely to be transporting bikes, snowboards or skis. The majority of Oslo car rental dealerships will have plenty of tough four-wheel drives and off-road vehicles designed to cope with the most challenging of outdoor terrains. It's the perfect way to see the most of this beautiful region.

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