Oslo is one of the wealthiest cities in Europe, thanks to the country’s thriving oil industry. This is visible in its glass-covered skyscrapers, its new subway and, of course, in a whole bunch of trendy restaurants, bars and shops. This beautiful city is situated right next to the Oslo fjord and is constantly expanding and developing.

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Øvrevoll Galopp

Ovrevoll is the only racetrack in Norway and is beautifully located at Jar in Baerum, only 15 minutes from the centre of Oslo. The Derby The Scandic Norwegian Derby takes place usually the last week of August. This is the biggest event of the year, with thousands of spectators visiting the track to watch high quality racing. Restaurants: Sherryhaugen Café is open every day all year. Betting to other tracks as well as very good food makes it a popular place to visit, both for just a coffee or a lunch and dinner. On race days the restaurant in the Grand Stand offers an à la carte menu. Both restaurants have seats outside.

Vollsveien 132, Jar
The National Gallery

The National Gallery’s extensive collection of older and modern art includes an extensive collection of Edvard Munchs paintings with the Scream and Madonna as natural highlights. At the museum are exhibited also many international works which belong to influential artists like Lucas Cranach and Artemisia Gentileschi.

Universitetsgatan 13, Oslo
Stortorvets Gjæstgiveri

In the town centre lies one of Oslo’s oldest building where people have gathered since the early 1700’s. Here you can eat, drink and enjoy the historic surroundings, whether you are alone or want to bring along (up to 300 of) your friends and colleagues. The friendly waiters and chefs are focused on quality and exciting taste experiences.

Grensen 1, Oslo
Brasserie Sanguine

Brasserie Sanguine sits in the middle of the iconic Opera House's foyer. The Opera House is dressed with white marble, so if you choose to sit in the outside area, we recommend wearing sunglasses. You can visit during day time, have a coffee in the sun or combine a grand dinner with an opera show.

Kirsten Flagstads Plass 1, Oslo
Sunday Market at Blå

The Sunday Market at Blå is open every Sunday from noon to 5 pm. This is a nice place to stroll around and discover a wide array of designers and craftspeople both indoors and outdoors. The market also hosts some second hand vendors offering clothing and shoes at bargain prices.

Brenneriveien 9, Oslo

Paleet is located on the main street Karl Johan, and is a classy department store with more than 30 luxury stores, most of them designer shops. Oslo’s largest book store Tanum is located within Paleet, as well as some interesting art work collections.

Karl Johans gate 37-43, Oslo


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

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: the Airport Express Train (Flytoget - and NSB – Norwegian State Railways ( There are also several buss to take from the airport, and one of them is Airport Express Coach (SAS Flybussen) that runs every 20 minutes every day between the airport and city centre. ( 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. Car rental companies at the airport: Avis +47 67 25 55 10 Europcar +47 64 81 05 60 Oslo Taxi +47 02323

Gardermoen Airport, Oslo