Oslo (Norway)

Oslo Travel Guide and Trip Resources


The beating heart of Norway

Oslo is the capital as well as largest city of Norway, and is situated in the deep south of the country. The city has a history going back about 1000 years and is considered the cultural center and economic engine of the country.

Whereas Stockholm, capital of neighbouring Sweden, is a city of much colour and interesting architecture, Oslo's style is perhaps best described as a bit more modest. You will find less stunning architecture here, though in places the city's history does shine through. Main stage is taken by the Royal Palace and the Karl Johan Gate, a large avenue that leads up to it (pictured). This palace is home to the King and Queen of Norway and perhaps the most famous building in the country. Guided tours are available.

Other sights are the stunningly modern Opera House, the Oslo Cathedral and University of Oslo building. The city also has a wealth of parks, and top spots are taken by Frogner Park (with its Vigeland Museum with many statues) and the Botanical Garden.

Note that Oslo is often, like the rest of Norway, listed as one of the most expensive places in the world to visit. Do keep that in mind when making your way over here. [Review by travelindicator]


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Key info

  • Oslo is a city in Norway. It has a population of 1,502,604, is situated at an altitude of 16ft and the best airport to fly into is OSL (Gardermoen, Oslo)
  • The currency used in Norway is the Norwegian krone (NOK)

Oslo Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

34 36 43 48 61 68 72 68 61 50 39 30

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

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