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Travel Tips: Winter trip to Oslo

It is located in the city center and is free for everyone! You will only pay for ice skating rental (NOK 45 for adults and NOK 30 for children). It is open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

There are several guided tours to choose from. Each walk has a different theme and follows a different route. Guided tours are in Norwegian and English.

The most popular sled downhill starts at the Frognerseteren and ends at the Midtstuen, from where you can take the metro to get where you want or get back up for another beautiful downhill! Korktrekkeren is 2 km long. A non-stop descent takes 8-10 minutes. The Metro from Midtstuen to Frognerseteren takes 13 minutes. You can rent a sleigh with a free helmet.

5. Shopping in Oslo

The city has shopping malls, department stores, small boutiques, shopping streets and hundreds of smaller shops, flea markets and shops with local handicrafts. The prices are rather harsh like the winter cold !! The most important places for shopping are: Karl Johans gate, Bogstadveien & Hegdehaugsveien, Frogner, Grünerløkka and Grønland. It is worth to see and try local products, such as reindeer meat and to see the shops with winter accessories, such as knitted gloves.

6. Visit to museums

Oslo has museums for every taste, as you will find about 50 different museums in the city. Undoubtedly stands out the Viking Museum which includes the 2 best preserved wooden ships of the Vikings, built in the 9th century. Admission to most museums is free with the Oslo Pass card.

Located high in Holmenkollen, with panoramic city views and fjords. The oldest part of the building was built in 1891 and the kitchen includes dishes from that time. Enjoy delicious dishes or a hot chocolate, enjoying the stunning view.

It opened in 2008 in the old port in the Bjørvika area and soon became one of the city’s symbols. It is the only opera house that allows visitors to walk on the roof! In winter the landscape becomes truly unique as the combination of snow and sea create a beautiful setting.

9. Vigelandsparken – The park with the statues

Put on your warmest clothes and shoes and walk in this beautiful park that attracts over 1 million visitors each year. It includes more than 200 statues, made of bronze, granite and iron. In fact, if the area is all white from snow, it is even more special and unique.

A historic site of the city with a museum that presents the history of skiing for more than 4,000 years and includes exhibits from polar exploration. From the observatory of the tower you will see a panoramic view of Oslo. It is open all year round!


* Visit Oslo in December, where the shops are full of Christmas decorations, the city shines with Christmas lights, Santa Claus walks around the city. There are many events to attend as well as local flea markets and Christmas presents.

See all the events in the city here
* The temperature is quite low, close to zero and below zero. For the weather see here .

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