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Viewpoint from a hike in Oslo, Norway

Hiking in Oslo: The Best Trails Around Norway’s Capital

There are so many beautiful hiking routes in and around Oslo. Discover some of the best in this quick guide to the Norwegian capital’s great outdoors. It’s true, Norwegians love the great outdoors and most like...
A new electric passenger ferry in Norway's Oslofjord

All-Electric Ferries Coming to Oslo

Passenger ferries are an important part of the Norwegian capital’s transport system. From 2021, they will be battery-powered. Five new electric passenger ferries will debut in the Oslofjord from 2021, as the electrification of the city’s...
Oslo Business District

Jobs In Oslo: How to Find Work in Norway’s Capital

Finding jobs in Oslo can be a real challenge for English-speakers who haven't yet mastered Norwegian. Here's our guide for new arrivals. For many foreigners hoping to work in Norway, Oslo is their first port of...
The Mathallen food hall in Oslo, Norway

Cool Places in Oslo: A Hipster Guide

Explore Oslo's cool and quirky side with this guide to places to visit on the city’s flourishing hipster scene. In Oslo, there is always something new being built, and a day never passes when you don’t...
People partying Norway graphic

Events in Oslo: What’s on in 2020

What's on in Oslo: The biggest festivals and events taking place in the Norwegian capital throughout 2020. Planning a trip to Norway in 2020? If you're starting or ending your trip in the capital, then why...
Historic Akershus Castle in Oslo, Norway

The History of Oslo

Oslo wasn’t always the capital of Norway. And for 300 years it wasn’t even called Oslo! Read on to find out more about Norway’s biggest city. The Oslo of today is every bit a modern European...
A sunset in the Oslofjord, Norway

Discover The Oslofjord

It doesn't have the picturesque narrow and steep sides of the west Norwegian fjords. But nevertheless, the Oslofjord offers plenty of things to see and do. Norway's Oslofjord region is easily the country's most populous area....
Oslo T-Bane network

Public Transport in Oslo

With trains, buses, trams and a metro system, Oslo residents and visitors are spoilt for choice with options for getting around the city. Oslo city centre is compact and much of it can be navigated on...
Reflections from Oslo Opera House

Oslo Opera House: A Modern Scandinavian Masterpiece

It's barely 10 years old but is already one of Norway's most famous modern buildings. Here's everything you need to know about Oslo Opera House. To many, Scandinavian design means simplicity, minimalism and functionality. A certain...
Oslo's Holmenkollen in the winter

Oslo in the Winter: Things To Do, What To Expect & What To Pack

There are far fewer tourists in the Norwegian capital during the winter, yet there's still plenty to do. Here's our complete guide to Oslo in the winter, whether you're visiting or a new resident. Cheaper flights...