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Transportation and Accommodations

Getting There

The main airport in Oslo is Oslo Lufthavn. There is a train called FlytoGet, which runs every 20 minutes and allows easy, quick access to the city. The journey between the city center and the airport is 20 minutes and tickets can be purchased at FlytoGet machines at the airport. The main station in the city is Oslo S.

Taxis are another option, but Norway is very expensive. A trip from the city to the airport is likely around 650 – 850 Norwegian Krones which is about $70 – $90.

Getting Around

The main area of the city is quite walkable, but some excursions require public transit to access.

To visit Oslo’s ski jump and some of the museums, you will want to use the metro. Take line #1 (blue) to Holmenkollen. From the National Theater station to Holmenkollen, the trip took about 15 minutes. You can purchase tickets at the station, but be sure to validate the ticket before getting on the metro.


Staying near the Grand Palace, National Theater, Aker Brygge area, or the Opera House will put you in a central location with easy access to the main downtown area.

Things to do and see

Aker Brygge

Area along the waterfront and nice to walk around here

Royal Palace

Walk around the grounds or get a tour of the palace

Akershus Fortress

Medieval castle in the city

Holmenkollen Ski Jump and Ski Museum

Purchase tickets to visit the ski jump and the museum, and keep in mind the ski jump has a nice view over Oslo. It is located about 6 miles outside the city.

Vigeland Park

Park with lots of sculptures

Opera House

Interesting building since anyone can walk on top of it and there is a nice view of the city and waterfront

Karl Johans

Main shopping street

Oslo Cathedral

Church in the city

Day trip through the Fjords

Norway in a Nutshell (see page) provides transportation and pre-booked itineraries for travelers to take the scenic route when traveling between Oslo and Bergen. The company books everything together for you, and includes three trains, a bus and a ferry.

Food and Drink Recommendations

Norway is known for being a very expensive country to visit, and in fact, is one of the most expensive countries in the world. When looking for meal options, you may have trouble finding a good deal or option which seems reasonable for the price. Keep this in mind when visiting and set expectations in advance so you are not surprised by the prices.


Italian restaurant along the water in Aker Brygge

Other Notes


Oslo is a fairly accessible European city that is nice to explore, but not one you need a lot of time visiting. Consider only spending one-day here and instead then venturing outside the city to see the fjords or hike in Norway.


Norway as a whole is a very expensive country, and is not a great travel destination if you are on a budget. Plan ahead, but be prepared to spend money. In Norway, the currency is the Norwegian Krone.


Transportation and Accommodations

Things to do and see

Food and Drinks

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