The capital of Norway is known for its museums and open spaces. Oslo sits on the southern coast and creates an amazing backdrop.
The peak season for tourists to visit Oslo is from June to August. The end of the summer can be extremely rainy. The best time to go is from May through to October.
The festivals are fun and spectacular to see. The 17th of May is Constitution Day, consisting of parades and a children's festival. There are several music festivals throughout the year. The first Saturday of June is a free open air music festival. In the middle of June is Norwegian Wood, a four day rock festival. In the middle of August is Oya, another four day rock music festival and there is the Oslo Jazz Festival as well. The end of October is the Films of the South festival consisting of films from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and even the Middle East.
During the winter in Oslo you can enjoy skiing.
Alcohol is prohibited in public areas and only sold in selected shops. Smoking is not allowed in bars or restaurants. Oslo costs more money than the UK, especially alcoholic beverages.
The Airport Express train takes about 20 minutes and costs approximately 180 NOK. The regional NSB train which takes approximately 23 minutes and costs about 90 NOK is the cheapest way to get into central Oslo. The Airport Express bus takes about 45 minutes and costs approximately 175 NOK. Taxis are around 750 NOK but these rates change depending on the time, distance and amount of people in your party.
Hostels in Oslo are approximately 200 NOK per bed. A three star hotel is around 1600 NOK per person, per night. An apartment for your holiday will be priced at about 1800 NOK per night. Campsite huts are around 500 NOK per day and campsites are about 195 NOK per night for two people.
There are many options available for any budget in Oslo. You can see and do things which are unavailable in other places and are a lot of fun!