Palaces, museums, theme parks, even the chance to see the northern lights… there are many reasons to find a flight to Oslo...
From the many museums such as the Ibsen, Viking Ship, Munch, City, National or Bygdoy to the Cathedral and local parks, there's something to satisfy all ages.
On flying into the main airport of Gardermoen (OSL) or to nearby Rygge (RYG) or Torp (TRF), served by low-cost airlines, visitors can take a train, bus or car into the centre of Oslo. Here visitors can enjoy the City's Opera House, the Vigeland Sculpture Park and the Royal Palace.
For sporting enthusiasts there's the Olympic Ski Jump and Holmenkollen Ski Museum, while those looking for things to do with the children will be more than happy. The Tusenfryd Amusement Park and the Reptile Park will keep younger visitors occupied for long hours, and the harbour area has many cafes and seafood restaurants.
One of the main attractions in the area is the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the northern lights. The Aurora Borealis is a magical sight but requires travelling to the north of the city away from the city's lights and coastal weather. With the right weather, visitors may just get a glimpse of this visual spectacular.
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The Norwegian capital has a good range of direct flights from the UK into both the main airport and nearby alternatives...
Oslo flights are available with SAS, the Scandinavian flag carrier, from Manchester, Heathrow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, with Norwegian flying from Gatwick, Manchester and Edinburgh and British Airways from Heathrow.
Non-stop flights take around two hours.
Ryanair also operates to airports in the vicinity, such as Rygge from Manchester, Edinburgh and Stansted and Torp from Stansted and Liverpool.
Additionally, you can connect to Oslo via Paris, Amsterdam and various German airports with Air France, KLM and Lufthansa respectively.
Getting around Oslo is easy thanks to a well-developed public transport system with trams, trains and tubes to all areas of the city.
Oslo Airport (also known as Oslo Airport, Gardermoen) is the main gateway into Norway for international visitors, as well as being the hub for most domestic travel in Norway. Accordingly, the airport is well connected to the city by various means of transport.
Oslo Airport, Gardermoen is served by a high-speed rail link, and there are standard rail network connections to the other two Oslo airports at Rygge and Torp.
The Flytoget Airport Express Train runs every 10-20 minutes from Oslo Airport, Gardermoen with a journey time to Oslo of 19 minutes. A one-way ticket costs 170 Norwegian krone (around £16) so it’s not a cheap option.
Slightly slower local trains cost around half the price but will still have you in Oslo in about half an hour. Normal shuttle and express shuttle buses also run regularly from the airport, getting you into Oslo in around 40 minutes and saving you a few krone. You can expect to pay around 300 krone for a taxi for up to four people between Oslo Airport and central Oslo.
Moss Airport, Rygge, is also handy for Oslo. Bus and train services take around an hour from here to the centre of Oslo.
Sandefjord Airport, Torp, is not the most convenient of airports for Oslo. It’s located more than 60 miles to the south of the city; bus and train services take around two hours to reach central Oslo.
Car hire in Oslo is a wise investment. Taxis can be expensive and having a car offers the freedom to tour Norway at your leisure.
Find out where to stay in this large capital city to make the most of your time here.
You should aim to stay as centrally as possible if you plan to see the main sights by walking. The city centre, known as Sentrum, is compact enough to navigate without using public transport or taxis, so hotels here are in great demand.
Luxury hotels in the centre ooze elegance and comfort, and there aren’t many budget hotels or rooms in the middle price range. In fact, it’s hard to find a cheap place to stay in this expensive city, the capital of a nation that’s expensive to visit. Booking a long time in advance is the best way to find an affordable hotel in this prime location.
The western suburb of Frogner should also be considered when you’re looking for hotels. It’s a cool and sophisticated area where boutique hotels lure guests looking for stylish rooms.
Though it’s a 30-minute walk from Sentrum, the bohemian district of Grünerløkka is also worth a look. The nightlife here is some of the best in the city.
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