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Oslo at a Glance

Let beautiful Oslo with its bustling arts scene, brand new waterfront area and exciting recreational activities take you by a storm.

Oslo is a cool place to get to know old and new Scandinavia. Visit Viking ruins and a museum filled with their ships and artifacts. Explore the old fortress that used to keep the city safe. Walk through town for glimpses of influential 1960s designs. Don't miss the waterfront opera house which is rapidly becoming one of Norway's most celebrated buildings.

In Oslo it is also possible to get away without actually going. Ski, snowshoe, skate, swim and hike all within city limits. Take advantage of the sea-coast, steep mountains and cool temperatures and enjoy all Oslo has to offer.

What to Expect
High Season
May - September
Low Season
October - April
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      Getting There
      Major Airports
      • Major Airport Oslo Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      American, Canadian and European Union citizens do not need a visa to enter Norway if they intend to stay there for less than three months. All travelers must carry a valid passport which could be subject to inspection at any time. American citizens can find out more information by using the U.S State Department website.

      Getting Around
      Public Transportation
      • Bus Galleri Oslo Bus Terminal
      • Railroad Oslo S
      Need to Know

      Severe Weather Oslo has milder winters due to its proximity to the sea. Still, snowfall is frequent and temperatures are still quite chilly. Occasional gales create violent wind, rain and snow storms. 

      Safety Concerns Oslo is a safe city and very walkable. Protect yourself at night by walking with friends just as a precaution. Keep valuables out of sight and consider storing your passport in a hotel safe.

      Health Concerns Oslo has clean water and good public health. Ticks and mosquitoes might bother travelers during the summer months if they spend a lot of time outdoors. Wear long sleeves and long pants to protect against insects and invest in insect repellent if mosquitoes really bother you.