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 Thanks to the country’s thriving oil industry, Oslo is one of the wealthiest cities in Europe. This is visible in its glass-covered skyscrapers, new infrastructure, and in a plethora of trendy restaurants, bars and boutiques. This beautiful city is situated right next to the Oslo fjord, combining a modern attitude with a most beautiful natural environment.

currency

Norwegian Kroner (NOK) 1 krone = 100 øre

phone

Police: 112
Fire Brigade: 110
Ambulance: 113

newspaper

VG (Verdens Gang)
Aftenposten
Dagbladet
Natt & Dag

hours

Shops are normally open Monday-Friday: 10:00 - 18:00 and Saturday: 10:00 - 16:00.
Department stores are open Monday-Friday: 10:00 - 20:00 and Saturday: 9:00 - 18:00

population

672,000

info

Oslo Visitor Centre

Østbanehallen, next to Oslo Central Station. The entrance is from Jernbanetorget.
+47 23 10 62 00
info@visitoslo.com

Opening Hours:

January–March:
Monday-Saturday: 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00

April
Monday-Saturday: 09:00 - 18:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00

May–June
Monday-Sunday: 09:00 - 18:00

July–August
Monday–Saturday: 08:00 - 19:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 18:00

website

www.visitoslo.com
www.visitnorway.se

Oslo cityscape Krzysztof Zalewski/Shutterstock.com

The City

With the mountains and the sea enhancing its innovative architecture, Oslo is a modern capital with a unique Nordic feeling. With plenty of state-of-the-art-museums looking back at the city's ancient past and cultural heritage, a cityscape scattered with artworks and green areas just a step away from the bustling centre, Oso is one of the most appealing urban destinations in the North.

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Do & See

Oslo is a lively city full of museums, art and entertainment that will never leave visitors bored. Right in the city centre, viking history and old wooden neighbourhood are just beside hip districts with innovative architecture and contemporary art. Festivals and concerts are held frequently all around the city.

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Viking Ship Museum

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Oslo Opera House

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Aker Brygge and Tjuvholmen

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Vigeland Sculpture Park

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Munch Museum

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Damstredet & Telthusbakken

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Akershus Fortress

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Norwegian Museum of Cultural History

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Oslo City Hall

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Museum of Cultural History

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The Botanical Garden

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Holmenkollen Ski Museum & Tower

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The Royal Palace

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Tusenfryd Amusement Park

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Bygdøy

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DOGA

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Lake Sognsvann

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The Kon-Tiki Museum

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The National Museum - Architecture

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Norwegian Maritime Museum

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Dining

Oslo is an exceptionally modern capital with a large variety of ethnic cuisines, gourmet restaurants and classic eateries. The city is one of the most expensive in the world and prices are generally high, nonetheless cheaper alternatives serving good quality food can be found all around the city.

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Brasserie Sanguine

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Syverkiosken

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The Ekeberg Restaurant

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Grådi

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Theatercaféen

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Munchies

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Alex Sushi

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Louise Restaurant & Bar

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The Great India

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Delicatessen

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Trattoria Popolare

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Hanami

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The Nighthawk Diner

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Bølgen & Moi Briskeby

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Yaya's Restaurant Vika

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Cafés

You can easily find a cafe in Oslo to rest your legs, but the city's teeming urban scene and proximity to sublime landscapes can offer much more; espresso bars, cosy bakeries and tasty snacks can be found in every of the city's districts, serving top-notch products in characteristic environments.

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Tim Wendelboe

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Café Sør

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Habits Coffee

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Pascal

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Café Skansen

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Asylet

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Hjemme Hos Svigers

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Åpent Bakeri

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Fuglen

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Stockfleths

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Cafe Sara

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Café Laundromat

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Javelin Coffee & Tea

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Bars & Nightlife

Oslo has a lot of places to go for a night out, boasting top-quality wine bars, famous clubs and innovative night spots. From fancy cocktail bars to more chill venues, the central area has a lot to offer. If you're looking for a more relaxed evening instead, you should head to Grünerløkka for a beer and a laid-back crowd.

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Torrgata Botaniske

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Territoriet

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Blå

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Aku-Aku

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Bar Boca

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The Villa

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Champagneria

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Sosialen

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Dattera til Hagen

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The Dubliner Folk Pub

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Justisen

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Magic Ice Bar and Gallery

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Friday's American Bar

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Shopping

You will find everything in Oslo: plenty of shopping malls and department stores as well as independent boutiques and characteristic shopping streets with small shops and retailers. Antique shops, flea markets and local handicraft shops are also very popular around the city.

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Sunday Market at Blå

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Utopia Retro Modern

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Gutta på Haugen

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Gulating Grünerløkka

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Cappelens Forslag Bookshop

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Paleet

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Norway Shop

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Chillout Travel Store

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Birkelunden Flea Market

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Bærums Verk

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Steen & Strøm

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Eger Karl Johan

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Byporten

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Aker Brygge

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Arkaden

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Oslo City

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Tourist Information

Passport/Visa

Norway can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country.
International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone.
Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

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Gardermoen Airport

Oslo’s main airport Gardermoen is situated 50 kilometres north of the Norwegian capital. The airport coaches and high-speed trains depart regularly for central Oslo.
The train takes about 20 minutes and there are two trains to choose from:
- Airport Express Train (Flytoget - www.flytoget.no/flytoget_eng)
- NSB – Norwegian State Railways (www.nsb.no/en/frontpage).

There are also several buss to take from the airport, one of them is Airport Express Coach (SAS Flybussen) that runs every 20 minutes every day between the airport and city centre. (www.flybussen.no)

Taxis are represented at the airport, just head over to the taxi information desk in the arrival hall where you will get information about the fixed rates of the different taxi companies. They can also help you book a taxi, otherwise the taxi rank is just outside the arrival hall.

Address: Gardermoen Airport, Oslo

Email: passasjerservice@avinor.no

Phone: +47 64 81 20 00

Website: avinor.no/en/airport/oslo-airport

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Sandefjord Airport Torp

Sandefjord Airport Torp is located in Sandefjord, approximately 120 kilometres south-west of Oslo city centre.
Torp-Ekspressen coaches will take you to Oslo's bus terminal from the airport. (torpekspressen.no)

NSB has a train service to Oslo that runs from the train station by the name of Torp, located between Stokke and Sandefjord. There is a connected shuttle bus service between the airport and the train station that takes approx. 4 minutes.

Taxis and car rental companies are also represented at the airport.

Address: Sandefjord Airport, Torpveien 30, Sandefjord

Email: post@torp.no

Phone: +47 33 42 70 00

Website: www.torp.no/en

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Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Oslo is in late spring and during the summer, as the temperatures rise and you can enjoy the numerous outdoor activities; it can still get chilly, however, so make sure to pack proper clothes.
Spring and summer are some of the most popular seasons to travel to Oslo, especially from May to July. During this period, you will experience nearly 24 hours of daylight.

For those who are interested in winter sports, November to April are good periods to visit. In the north of the city, there are great skiing opportunities but be aware the temperatures are around freezing and the daylight hours are short.

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Public Transport

Oslo has convenient public transportation, and there are multiple options for travelling around Oslo, including buses, trams, subways, ferries, and local trains.

The public transport system is operated by Ruter, and they are all part of the same ticketing and pricing system. Tickets can be purchased from Ruter's Customer Service Centre (in front of Oslo Central Station), from ticket machines at metro stations or in most Narvesen and 7Eleven stores. Single tickets can be bought on the buses and ferries, but be aware it gets more expensive than tickets bought in advance.
There is also the Ruter's mobile ticket app where you can buy single, 24-hour, 7-day and 30-day tickets before boarding.

Address: Jernbanetorget 1

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Phone: +47 22 05 70 70

Website: www.ruter.no/en

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Taxi

You can easily catch a taxi from one of Oslo’s many taxi stands or call ahead to book. Do not try to hail cabs on the street, fares are more expensive than if you book one by telephone.

Oslo Taxi
+47 02323
www.oslotaxi.no

Norgestaxi
+47 080 00
www.norgestaxi.no

Taxi2
+47 02202
www.taxi2.no

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Post

In addition to the regular post offices, many grocery stores have a postal service. Stamps are also available from most newsagents and tobacconists.

Address: Olafiagangen 5

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Phone: +47 22 40 90 50

Website: www.posten.no/en

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Pharmacy

The pharmacy Vitusapotek on Jernbanetorget is open around the clock.

Address: Jernbanetorget 4 B

Email: jernbanetorget@vitusapotek.no

Phone: +47 23 35 81 00

Website: www.vitusapotek.no

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Telephone

Country code: +47

Area code for Oslo: 022, 023 or 024

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Electricity

230 V, 50 Hz

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