Oslo, Norway Travel Guide

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.

Why Visit Oslo

Oslo Facts

Population 900,000
Area 1,400,000
Timezone UTC+1
Currency Norwegian kroner
Airports Oslo Airport, Gardermoen (OSL)

Where to eat and drink in Oslo

Budget breakfastYour hotel or hostel will probably include breakfast, but cheap options from bakeries or 7-Eleven are available if needed.$7.10 - $10.42
Budget lunchSit-down lunches start at the top end of this range, but you can buy sandwiches and other take-away meals for less.$9.00 - $13.73
Budget dinnerSitting down for a traditional local meal can cost a fortune, but those on a budget can always find something.$13.26 - $25.57
Beer (pint)Only at the cheapest places (Destiny Pub) can you find beer that doesn't seem outrageously priced in Oslo.$7.10 - $10.42
Beer .5L (retail)Ringes is the popular local lager, and it's expensive even in supermarkets. Tuborg is the same price.$2.65 - $3.79
SandwichPre-made sandwiches from 7-Eleven and Deli de Luca are pretty good budget lunch options. $5.68 - $8.52
Bottle of wine (retail)Wine tends to be predictably pricey in restaurants, but in the state-run liquor stores it's a relative bargain.$11.36 - $25.57
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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

Where to stay in Oslo

Oslo Hotel Seasons

Oslo Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar-
starstarstarstarstar43.56 - 73.01
starstarstarstarstar53.98 - 118.84
starstarstarstarstar63.92 - 146.50
starstarstarstarstar118.84 - 151.52
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Oslo Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed24.15 - 26.52

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