Nature in the Heart of the City
Thinking of booking flights to Oslo? Norway's capital is a rugged beauty with enough to keep even the pickiest traveller in thrall with little difficulty. Perfect for outdoor nature breaks in summer and snow filled adventure trips in the colder months, Oslo is one of Europe's most metropolitan cities. Here's a few tips for your break there…
Perched at the centre of a huge forest, Oslo is a natural amphitheatre with the city centre at the lowest point and the suburbs fanning outwards and uphill. Oslo Fjord and it's islands provide a stunning backdrop and becomes the city's playground during the summer months.
When we think of a trip to Oslo, the tendency is to think of flying into a winter wonderland. However, the local climate is quite temperate with the mercury largely hovering around zero during winter and getting up to the high 20's in summer. Obviously pack warm for winter trips, but there's no need to go overboard!
Oslo is quite spread out, making public transport a necessity. Thankfully, buses, trams, trains, metro (T-bane) and boats are all at your disposal. Fares are calculated based on how many zones you travel across. Single fares cost 30NOK or 50NOK, while a 24-hour ticket is recommended at 75NOK per day. Rental bikes are also plentiful and cheap, however, they generally aren't available or practical during the winter months.
Sights To See
A first stop for any Oslo tourist should be the Royal Palace.Tours are available in summertime, with tickets sold at post offices in advance. Oslo Opera House (voted best cultural building at 2008 World Architectural Festival) resembles a glacier and is another must-see. We also recommend checking out Oslo Cathedral and City Hall.
The Oslo Pass
Like a lot of other major cities, Oslo offers an all-inclusive 24-hour pass that gets you into all of the major attractions and free use of the public transport system. The Oslo Pass retails for 270NOK for an adult and 120NOK for a child.
Oslo unfortunately suffers a reputation for being a little expensive, but there are still bargains to be found! Check out the Aker Brygge shopping mall, a seaside shopping and nightlife centre. The Akersgata centre also offers high-end shopping.
Flying to Oslo is easy. Located 35 kilometres north of the city centre, Oslo Gardermoen Airport offers links to all of Europe's major cities as well as further afield. At this time EasyJet and Ryanair don't fly to Oslo, but bargains on a fare shouldn't be too hard to find!
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