City Guide Oslo, Norway

Visiting Oslo

Located right in the heart of Scandinavia, the Norwegian capital is surrounded by fjords and forests making it one of the most picturesque and unspoilt cities on the continent.

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Oslo Podcasts

Only in Oslo...

There are certain things you can only find in the Norwegian capital, such as the Nobel Peace Center, the Oslo Opera House and the Viking Ship Museum. In this podcast, Hostelworld.com’s Rebecca Keenan speaks to different people about these unique attractions.

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Oslo Videos

Oslo - a video postcard

Watch our video postcard of Oslo to see the city's top attractions, bars, restaurants and more.

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Oslo Pocket Guide

Oslo Pocket Guide

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Oslo City Reviews

  • 80%


    Review of Oslo

    It is easy to move around with buses and trams penetrating National Theater stop. Famous opera house gives people interests of climbing up to its roof, presenting beautiful sights to the port. Akersbrygge area has a series of flamboyant buildings.

    Insider Tip:It is gorgeous to have a look at the city centre from the royal palace after the change of guards.

  • 80%


    Beautiful City

    I love Norway and espaecially Oslo! It was terribly cold and it's kind of expensive but that are things you know, before you plan on where you want to go.

    Insider Tip:Walk on top of the Opera

  • 50%


    Nice city for a quick stop.

    It's a nice place, but still just another city. Basically stop here for a night or two at most on your way to Bergen.

  • 80%



    For Americans, hard to adapt to the sunlight coming in all day and half the night. Everything was white and the light was sometimes making it hard to sleep. Good place to stay over all.

  • 70%


    Oslo, or: Fun city, but you can do it in three days.

    Not the biggest city in the world, but for a city its size it has a fair amount to do. Expensive as hell, so be prepared to spend money.

    Insider Tip:Drinking is crazy expensive in Oslo, and there are very few places that sell beer for less than $9 US a pint. But one such place is Taxi Take-Away. It's located across the street from Haussmania, which is this really cool squat full of artists and other non-establishment types, so do your drinking there. Also, a warning: there are a lot of street prostitutes in central Oslo near the train station/the nearby streets, so prepared to be hassled a lot if you decide to walk around there at night.

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