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Thanks to the country’s thriving oil industry, Oslo is one of the wealthiest cities in Europe. This is visible in its glass-covered skyscrapers, new infrastructure, and the plethora of trendy restaurants, bars, and boutiques. This beautiful city is situated right next to the Oslofjord, combining a modern attitude with a most beautiful natural environment.

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Oslo Opera House
Kirsten Flagstads Plass 1, Oslo

An iconic city landmark, the white-oblique building of the Opera House is located right next to the harbour and was constructed to emulate a floating glacier. Offering a rich program of opera and ballet, this emblematic building has oak interiors, street-level windows, and a shimmering marble rooftop: to climb it and enjoy great views over Oslo and its fjord is a must for every visitor.

Aker Brygge and Tjuvholmen
Aker Brygge and Tjuvholmen

Aker Brygge is a lively and very popular area situated right by the fjord. It has seen an enormous development since the days when it used to be a shipyard, up until the 80s. Now visitors and locals come here for shopping, al fresco dining at one of the countless restaurants and bistros, or just to take a stroll along the waterfront. Tjuvholmen is an area located on a peninsula adjacent to Aker Brygge, between Pipervika och Filipstad. It has also gone through many changes, having been a dock, shipyard, and warehouse area, and is today characterised by innovative architecture and given over to apartments and trendy restaurants. Tjuvholme also hosts many art galleries, a sculptures park, and a city beach. Here you'll also find the Astrup Fearnley Museum, housed in the spectacular wooden building designed by Renzo Piano.

Brasserie Sanguine
Kirsten Flagstads Plass 1

Brasserie Sanguine sits in the middle of the iconic Opera House's foyer. You can visit during day time, have a coffee in the sun or combine a grand dinner with an opera show. Serving Norwegian classics and some international dishes, Sanguine's menu changes every month.

Maridalsveien 45

One of the cheapest eats in Oslo, Syver hot dog kiosk has come to stand as a landmark of the city. The boiled wieners are prepared following a family recipe, wrapped in a sort of thick potato pancake and served with a wide range of traditional toppings.

Sunday Market at Blå
Ingensgate - Brenneriveien 9

A handicraft and second-hand market taking place every Sunday all year round. Designers and craftsmen sell their handmade products, like ceramics, knit wear, glass, jewellery, paintings and soap. The market also hosts some second hand vendors offering clothing and shoes at bargain prices. Usually some street-food stalls are also present.

Utopia Retro Modern
Bygdøy Allé 60

A design gallery specialised in mid-century decorative art. There are plenty of international and Scandinavian works, but the focus is on Norwegian and Italian pieces of design.


Norway can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

Gardermoen Airport
Gardermoen Airport, Oslo

Oslo’s main airport Gardermoen is situated 50 kilometres north of the Norwegian capital. The airport coaches and high-speed trains depart regularly for central Oslo. The train takes about 20 minutes and there are two trains to choose from: - Airport Express Train (Flytoget - www.flytoget.no/flytoget_eng) - NSB – Norwegian State Railways (www.nsb.no/en/frontpage). There are also several buss to take from the airport, one of them is Airport Express Coach (SAS Flybussen) that runs every 20 minutes every day between the airport and city centre. (www.flybussen.no) Taxis are represented at the airport, just head over to the taxi information desk in the arrival hall where you will get information about the fixed rates of the different taxi companies. They can also help you book a taxi, otherwise the taxi rank is just outside the arrival hall.

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