The Norwegian capital is one of the most visited European capitals on the north. Oslo is a multicultural, open and very beautiful city to visit in 3 days. Visiting Norway has always been one of my dreams, nature and its fjords, many scenarios reminiscent of Iceland. Today, however, we will only focus on the beautiful city of Oslo.
HOW TO GET TO OSLO
Oslo Airport (OSL) is located 50km from the city center. To get to the center you can comfortably use public transport, (bus F1 / F1x / F2 / L12 / R10 / R11) they all end at the central train station. My advice is don’t take taxis, it can be very expensive.
The city is well communicated, if you want to visit Gothenburg, it is possible in just 3h30 by train. To get to Stockholm, there is also a direct 5h train once a day, the second option is a 50min flight operated by Norwegian that leaves every hour.
The city of Oslo offers the possibility to buy the Oslo pass, adult price 24 hours 395 NOK (40 €), 48 hours 595 NOK (60 €) and 72 hours 745 NOK (76 €). Check what it includes and buy it:
- Transports: 1 and 2 zones (trains, buses, metro, etc), so does not include the airport one.
- Museums: Munch Museum, Norsk Folkemuseum, and much more…
- City walking tour.
- Discounts in some restaurants.
- Other activities outside the city, such as the park used in the Winter Olympics Games of 1952. Or a guided tour of the Opera.
I personally bought it and consider that the quality/price is excellent. The only drawback like the Paris Pass that once bought online you will have to physically withdraw it at the Visitor Center at the central station.
Now you want to know the top 10 best attractions in Oslo? Read here!
WHERE TO SLEEP
My recommendation is to choose a hotel closer to the station if you want advice on how to book the right hotel, read here! I was traveling in a group of 4 people and I chose an apartment with a kitchen to save money on breakfast, eating out is really very expensive. Oslo is not a dangerous city, do not worry.
WHERE TO EAT
As I said, Oslo is very expensive (for us, Southern Europeans), so you have to choose well where to eat. Book an apartment and afford money for some lunch, but if you want to try something really good I recommend these two places: VulkanFisk (in the Vulkan area) and Fiskeriet Youngstorget, both fish restaurants, but fish and chips style (the good one).
If you visit Oslo at Christmas time, you can take a stroll through its Christmas markets and try something typical, for example, the Elk burger. Do you want to visit Oslo at Christmas time? Read here!