Oslo City Breaks 2016

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Explore Oslo

Surrounded by lush forests and a fjord on one side, Oslo city breaks are a pleasant blend of fresh air and city life. If you want to head to Norway, the capital is a great place to check out.

Oslo is Norway’s largest city, and as such it has the kind of plush atmosphere and great range of things to see that you’d expect. It is an often-overlooked city in Europe in favour of its Scandinavian neighbours Stockholm and Copenhagen, but it’s one of the most spectacular. An increasing number of people are looking for city breaks in Oslo, and its walkable size and beautiful sights are just some of the reasons why.

Where to Stay

As a city with many personalities, Oslo offers plenty of hotels and accommodation options to suit your travel style. The heart of the city is where you should aim to be, as many stunning attractions like museums and the Noble Peace Centre can be found here, as well as great shopping and train links to the rest of the country like Stavanger and Bergen, and to neighbouring Sweden. From classy 5-star hotels just minutes away from all the action, to rooms with character in stunning B&Bs in quieter neighbourhoods, you can find what you need for your ideal Oslo city break.

Discover Oslo

Thanks to one of the most comprehensive metro systems in the world – known as the T-bane – heading out to explore the city couldn’t be simpler. You’ll find a variety of Things to do and discover, such as an amazing array of museums, including a Viking ship-making museum, and great architecture such as Oslo Cathedral and the Opera House.

For retail therapy, Oslo has everything. The town is known as one of the most expensive in Europe - although you can have a thrifty time here - it’s also a great place to let your hair down and treat yourself. There are several streets with smaller shops and boutiques lining the way. These include Bygdoy Alle, which is filled with all types of stores, and has plenty of cafés for a quick pit-stop too. If you want the modern shopping experience then you can choose from nine different malls dotted around the city. The newest of these, Byporten, is connected to the T-bane, so you can step right off the train and into shopping heaven.

For nightlife, Oslo city breaks offer you just what you want and are a great way to let your hair down. Start your evening in one of the many great restaurants - the Norwegians are proud of their food, and really into new tastes and food experiences, so expect a great mix of local cuisine and more outlandish delicacies! Head to the Grunerlokka district to find the best density of pubs and clubs; the parties here go well into the night, with alcohol sold until 3:30 in the morning.

Oslo City Activity Holidays

Attractions

There are plenty of exciting activities to keep you entertained on a trip to Oslo. You could watch glassmakers practice their centuries-old craft, and purchase their enchanting creations. Visit breathtakingly beautiful winter parks and scenic green gardens. Let the magic of Oslo capture your heart – the city is full of unique charm and flavour.

Things To Do

There are a myriad of fun-filled activities in store for the Oslo visitor. Take a Viking Biking tour of the city, or embark on a sailing adventure. You’ll have the opportunity to swim in peaceful clear waters, or for the more adventurous, go hiking in the magnificent forests surrounding the city.

Eating & Drinking

Visitors to the city will have a wide choice of charming cafes, fast food restaurants and international dining options. No visit to Oslo is complete without sampling a hot dog, or “grillpølse”, from one of the city’s numerous vendors, and there are plenty of other street eats available for those craving a quick bite on the go.

Oslo City Couples Holidays

Attractions

There are ample opportunities for shopping here in Oslo, in addition to numerous entertainment options and activities, such as day trips to the surrounding countryside. Long walks in the parks, intimate dining and opportunities for dancing are just a few of the possibilities awaiting couples in exciting and beautiful Oslo.

Activities

Norway is legendary for its spas and saunas, and Oslo contains numerous choices for a relaxing and revitalising experience. Choose from an array of treatments and opportunities for pampering yourself. Oslo’s shopping areas offer a wide selection of boutiques, and unique shops containing every brand imaginable. Alternatively, couples can take a romantic cruise or boat trip through Norway’s magical fjords.

Nightlife

Oslo’s nightlife is varied and exciting, with hundreds of chic bars, cosy pubs and trendy nightclubs to choose from. Dance the night away in Verksdedet with live bands and a weekend rock disco, or enjoy your favourite beer or whisky in the Dubliner – an Irish pub which also serves fish and chips.

Hotels

The Continental Oslo offers luxurious five-star accommodations and also houses the Theatre Cafe – one of the most famous spots in Oslo. The hotel is located in a century-old building containing five restaurants and three bars. Stylish and welcoming, the Continental Oslo is perfect for couples visiting one of Europe’s great city destinations.

Oslo City Cultural Holidays

Attractions

Oslo offers a range of cultural activities; from opera to popular music, cabaret to classic theatre and much more. The city is home to many festivals and cultural events throughout the year. Visitors can take a tour of the Royal Palace and Oslo Cathedral, or attend a performance at Oslo’s famous Opera House – considered to be one of the world’s finest, and winner of several prestigious architectural awards.

Activities

There are several world-class museums in the city – including the Henrik Ibsen Museum, and the Munch Museum – where the iconic painter’s works are on prominent display. The National Gallery features works from Norwegan and international artists. Oslo is also home to numerous festivals – Norwegian Wood is a music festival held every year, featuring an impressive lineup of internationally-famous touring acts.

Eating & Drinking

Visitors to Oslo can expect to find an enormous selection of dining options, and in every price range. Everything from nouveau Japanese cuisine to fish and chips is available in the city’s numerous dining establishments. Norwegian fish dishes and other traditional specialties can be found across the city, as well as pizza, hamburgers and other fast food items.

Oslo City Family Holidays

Attractions

Spend an exciting and unforgettable vacation in Norway’s largest city and capital! Oslo is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, including majestic forests, scenic seaside villages, and deep blue lakes and fjords. There’s plenty here to interest every member of the family, from parks and pools through to mountains and glaciers.

Activities

Oslo boasts an impressive range of activities and things to see, from amusement parks to art galleries. Tour the Royal Palace or visit the Holmenkellen ski jump – site of the World Ski Championship. You could also take a stroll through Oslo’s numerous parks and gardens, such as Frogner Park with its sculptures and impressive monolith.

Eating & Drinking

There are hundreds of fast food restaurants, cafes and opportunities for upscale dining across the city. Sample Norwegian specialties at establishments such as Dovrehallen, where you’ll find meat and potato dishes at reasonable prices or dine on gourmet cuisine in an elegant setting at Statholdergaarten.

Hotels

Families will find comfortable and stylish accommodations at Bristol Oslo, a facility dating back to 1920. Understated elegance, an on-site spa and a central location make this hotel a first-class choice for an unforgettable Oslo holiday. It’s just one of the many hotels you’ll find around the city centre, which happlily cater for family groups!

Useful information

Language
Norwegian
Currency
Norwegian Krone
Local time
GMT/BST +1 hour
Airport
Oslo
Flight time
3 hours 5 minutes