Oslo Holidays

Recently ranked the world’s most expensive city to live in, Oslo is a relative tropical paradise among Scandinavian cities. Thanks to the Gulf Stream, the climate is generally pleasant in summer and the winters are a far cry from some of the blisteringly frigid, sub-freezing environments of her neighboring cities. With a population just under one ... Read more
million including the surrounding area, Oslo is a vibrant city that has grown over the centuries into a unique and interesting culture. Dating back some one thousand years, this capital of Norway has an exceptional harbor that makes visiting via boat an enjoyable and easily scheduled way of travel. In addition to Oslo’s many museums and various parks, outdoor galleries (like the popular Vigeland Sculpture Park) make viewing the many examples of this rich culture very easy. Shopping, great food, and a lively nightlife are also waiting for you if you are up to it. Good quality budget food can be found in Torggata, and offers both local and international favorites. The surrounding countryside makes a great place for cold-weather sports like skiing and snowboarding, and the locals are tolerant of less than perfect novices.

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Like most Scandinavian cities, Oslo is best seen during the summer, when the temperatures are warm (averaging in the mid-60s Fahrenheit, or 17-18), the days are long, and all of the big attractions are open. In ... Read more
June and July, you’ll also get to experience the Midnight Sun, when the daylight lasts long into the night (but that doesn’t mean temperatures stay warm, so be sure to bring a jacket). In the winter, Oslo gets brutally cold with temperatures in the teens and 20s Fahrenheit (below zero Celsius). Winter is also depressingly dark with very limited (and sometimes no) daylight, though it can be enchanting to see the sun perpetually rising and setting in the sky.

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  • 9.2
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  • 9.1
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Barcelona

It is a beautiful place, but with one day you will have enough to see the whole thing.

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Los Angeles

While maybe not as well known as its European counterparts, this city has so much to offer. A great art scene, nature just outside the city and great shopping make this city a wonderful destination. Be sure to pay your bills before you visit, because money will disappear in the blink of an eye.

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Thanks to genuine interest in technology, that should be easy and comprehensive for everyday use, macademy.no delivers guidance and complete setups.

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Atyrau

The cheapest museum visits in Oslo runs about 80 NOK... The cheapest anything in Norway is about 80 NOK (this is also starting price for beer.) If you need to get to Oslo from the airport the most affordable mode of transportation is the NSB train. (90 NOK each way) Hotels within walking distance of the airport run about 1400 NOK. I think these prices should help to acclimate any traveler to cost of living in Norway... If you'd like to visit Norway on the cheap bring all your food (for the duration of your stay) with you, take your camping gear and drink tap water. Most things close on Sunday. That being said... I loved Oslo, it is the only city I have ever been to where I got a gorgeous bartender's number. She took me with her friends clubbing after work. People in Norway are among the kindest on the planet.

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Tonsberg

Best city in Norway, especially if you look beyond the typical tourist tracks!

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George Town

Interesting sculpture. Impressed by the life cycle that shows in the art work. Must visit!

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New York City

Oslo is small, beautiful, and very expensive. The waterfront features an opera house you can walk on top of, a fortress, ferry docks, and a revived area with hip restaurants. The royal palace, national theater, and lots of green parks are farther inland. Though the people aren't overly friendly and the weather changes hourly, Oslo is a great introduction to Scandinavia.

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Puerto Vallarta

One of the most lovely cities I've ever seen! It's a rather small city and also incredibly expensive but definitely worth a visit. As of recently Norwegian Air has started offering extremely affordable flights across Europe as well as from Asia and North America making trips to Norway and Europe more affordable than ever before. With the hundreds possibly thousands you'll be saving on airfare it's well worth making a stopover to check out this beautiful city!

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Berlin

Oslo is cool (really - in the winter time). And Oslo is very very veeerrrryyyy expensive. It's small and you can see nerly every thing in some days.

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What a beautiful and scenic city. From above, it looks as though I am looking inside a snow globe in the wintertime. The coastlines are all post card worthy and the architecture and houses are so cute and quaint! A costly city (ranked 2nd most expensive city in the world this year), but Totally worth a visit if you haven't been.

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