Flights from London Heathrow to Oslo
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Find music and art in Oslo
The tiger sculpture in Oslo's City Centre is one of many public statues in this bustling, progressive city. Oslo is a music lover's paradise, with its stunning opera house and frequent live musical performances.
From Spring until Autumn, Oslo Rocks
June, July, and August are the busiest holiday months, with a late summer rainy season. Celebrate Constitution Day in May with parades and the children's festival. There's a free open air music festival the first Saturday in June, while the "Norwegian Wood" Festival in mid-June promises four days of rock and roll. In mid-August, attend the "Øya" Festival", another four day event, or the "Oslo Jazz Festival". In October, there's the "World Music Festival." Cinema buffs visiting in October will enjoy the "Films from the South" Film Festival featuring films from Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
A few details about Oslo
For winter sports, there's skiing at Holmenkollen.
Alcohol is prohibited in public areas. Clubs have limited licensing hours, and spirits are only sold in designated shops. No smoking is allowed inside restaurants or bars. The cost of living is pricier than in the UK and London, although prices for basic meals can be cheaper. Beer, wine, and spirits are often higher in cost than in the UK.
Getting around and finding a room
In 20 minutes, arrive in the city centre from the airport by taking the "Flytoget" Airport Express train, approximately 180 NOK. At around 90 NOK, the NSB train takes 23 minutes. Airport Express buses cost around 270 NOK round trip, or 175 one way, and take 40-45 minutes. Enquire about taxi rates at the airport, but expect to pay around 750 NOK based on number in party and mileage.
Accommodation ranges from shared rooms in backpackers' hostels with rates around 200 NOK; to holiday flats in the range of 1,800 NOK per night. 3-Star rooms average at 1,600 NOK a night per person, and campers pay about 195 NOK per night per couple. Suburban train trips are around 30 NOK single ticket price (you'll pay 20 NOK higher on the train). Travelcards cost approximately 90 NOK per day and 240 NOK per week. The "Oslo Pass" offers free travel and discounted admission to museums, at around 320 NOK for 24 h., 470 NOK for 48 h., and 590 NOK for 72 h.; validate tickets before use. Taxi rides start around 45 NOK, with rates about 13 NOK per km. There are a few cycle lanes. The Bike Sharing System called "Oslo Bysykkel" offers smartcards at tourist information centres with prices around 100 NOK per day.