Oslo Prices & Travel Costs

Last Updated: Dec 2023

Oslo is the gateway to Norway’s famous fjords and other natural attractions, so it’s a good thing that it’s usually not necessary to spend more than a day or two in the capital. Charming as it may be, Oslo is very expensive by nearly anyone’s standards, on a level near Stockholm, but without some of the obvious tourist attractions.

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Travel Costs to Oslo

Population 900,000
Area 1,400,000
Timezone UTC+1
Currency Norwegian kroner
Airports Oslo Airport, Gardermoen (OSL)
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$119.62
1 USD = 10.9100 NOK
134 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2024

Accommodation Costs in Oslo

Oslo Hotel Seasons

Oslo Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar-
starstarstarstarstar42.16 - 70.67
starstarstarstarstar52.25 - 115.03
starstarstarstarstar61.87 - 141.80
starstarstarstarstar115.03 - 146.65

Oslo Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed23.37 - 25.66

Oslo Attractions Prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Royal Palace guided tourFor a couple months each summer visitors can tour the royal residency, though getting tickets isn't easy.
adults
children
seniors
16.04
11.46
13.29
Munch MuseumEdvard Munch's famous "The Scream" keeps getting stolen, but it's back. Another version is at the National Gallery.
adults
14.67
Viking Ship MuseumA bit outside the center you can visit some ships and other artifacts.
adults
children
17.32
13.66
National GalleryThe National Gallery has a Munch room and much more so it's a bargain.
adults
18.33

Oslo Food and Drink Prices

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastYour hotel or hostel will probably include breakfast, but cheap options from bakeries or 7-Eleven are available if needed.6.87 - 10.08
Budget lunchSit-down lunches start at the top end of this range, but you can buy sandwiches and other take-away meals for less.8.71 - 13.29
Budget dinnerSitting down for a traditional local meal can cost a fortune, but those on a budget can always find something.12.83 - 24.75
Beer (pint)Only at the cheapest places (Destiny Pub) can you find beer that doesn't seem outrageously priced in Oslo.6.87 - 10.08
Beer .5L (retail)Ringes is the popular local lager, and it's expensive even in supermarkets. Tuborg is the same price.2.57 - 3.67
SandwichPre-made sandwiches from 7-Eleven and Deli de Luca are pretty good budget lunch options. 5.50 - 8.25
Bottle of wine (retail)Wine tends to be predictably pricey in restaurants, but in the state-run liquor stores it's a relative bargain.11.00 - 24.75

Oslo Transport Prices

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center85.24 - 119.16
Airport Express train to city center17.42
Suburban train from airport to city8.25
Airport express bus to city center13.75
3km taxi ride in Oslo11.46 - 13.75
Metro/tram/bus/boat ride in Oslo3.12 - 5.32
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When to visit Oslo

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January29201.9
February30201.4
March38261.9
April48331.6
May60442.1
June69512.6
July71543.2
August68523.5
September59463.5
October49393.3
November38292.9
December31222.2

Oslo Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:17am6:34pm
21 Jun3:54am10:44pm
21 Sep6:59am7:21pm
21 Dec9:19am3:12pm

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