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%



    Oslo is such a great city to visit!! Norway was not really on my list, but we were able to get VERY cheap flights. Everyone was super friendly. We went at the beginning of March, so it was still pretty cold. It was a great bonus to the atmosphere. Not much is open in the morning, so maybe do some research before you go.

    Insider Tip:We went sledding and it was so much fun! You can rent pants and a jacket with your sled if you're not prepared and dressed. It was so much fun and would be a great thing to do in Oslo in the winter/spring. The metro is really great. Easy to use, cheap, and if you take it a bit out of the city, you can take it up a mountain! It is a pricey city, so just be mindful.

  • 80%


    good place

    It was so nice to travel on foot and most of them could speak English. It is also good to have a fjord tour as the first city.

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    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.

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    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.

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