Blessed with a landscape that looks as extraordinary in the lush summer months and as it does during the snow dusted winter season, Norway’s cool capital of Oslo is a striking and inviting city break destination all year round.

Oslo highlights are bountiful, from the contemporary architecture of Oslo Opera House – with its roof you can walk on it the dry months – , to the cruises you can enjoy across the fjord to peruse the many quaint islands dotted around, to the cosy cafes that entice across this compact, yet lively city. For the more adventurous, the Holmenkollen ski ramp offers spectacular views and a surrounding area ideal for nature hikes or cross-skiing, while the unusual Vigeland Park will surely entertain with its dozens of bizarrely positioned statues.


What you’ll love most about Oslo

  • Explore the rich history and culture of Oslo at the Viking Ship Museum, where well-preserved Viking ships and artifacts reveal the seafaring prowess and heritage of Norway’s legendary warriors, offering a fascinating glimpse into the past
  • Wander through the scenic Vigeland Park, the world’s largest sculpture park made by a single artist, where over 200 sculptures by Gustav Vigeland depict the human experience in a stunning outdoor setting
  • Discover contemporary art and architecture at the Oslo Opera House, where you can walk on the sloping roof for panoramic views of the Oslofjord, and enjoy performances that highlight Norway’s vibrant cultural scene
  • Visit the historic Akershus Fortress, a medieval castle and royal residence that has stood guard over Oslo for centuries, providing insight into Norway’s military history and offering stunning views of the harbour
  • Enjoy the natural beauty of the Oslofjord, where you can take boat tours, swim, or kayak amidst picturesque islands and serene waters, showcasing the city’s unique blend of urban life and natural splendour
  • Indulge in the flavours of Norwegian cuisine, from fresh seafood and traditional dishes like rakfisk and lutefisk to modern Nordic cuisine, as you dine in cafes, waterfront restaurants, and upscale eateries that celebrate Oslo’s culinary diversity

Where to Book

  • Akershus Fortress, Oslo

  • Vigeland Park, Oslo

  • Boats sailing in Oslofjord

  • Picturesque Damstredet in Oslo

  • Bygdoy peninsula situated on western side of Oslo

  • Night time view over Oslo

  • Night view of Oslo's opera house

Average temperature

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Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

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