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- 98%Green Travelers
- 98%Business Travelers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 51%Local Culture
- 51%Art & Design Lovers
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- OsloMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Aug 25, 2013
Misconceptions led me to believe Oslo would be a wealthy, sterile, modern, and homogeneous city. And while it is wealthy, and consequently expensive, it did have more diversity than I expected.
Oslo doesn't at all look or feel European. I was expecting a city similar to Copenhagen or Stockholm, two urban areas of cobbled streets and old architecture that are quintessentially European. But Oslo, with mostly 20th century buildings, pine-covered mountains surrounding the city, and industry in the harbor, I felt like I could have been in Russia or Canada.
Oslo is a very livable city. Nearly all residents have a high quality of living. I never saw any traffic problems as I zipped along on the tram to my friend’s house just 15 minutes out of the center. He lived in a nice neighborhood with a big backyard. Oslo is quite uncongested with with under a million population.Recommended for
- OsloMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Aug 15, 2013
Oslo, in my opinion, is not a very exciting city to visit. If you make it part of your trip, 2 days should be enough to visit major sites and get an idea about the city. It has some interesting sites to see but the streets and atmosphere of the city didn’t make an impression on me at all. The most unusual and interesting attraction is the Vigeland Sculpture Park. The most unexpected attraction is the Oslo Town Hall (inside) – don’t miss it. The most interesting architectural creation and a cool place to visit is the Oslo Opera House. The Munch Museum hosts huge collection of Edvard Munch’s works and worth visiting if you have even slight interest in his art. We also visited 4 museums located on an island that can be reached by ferry from the harbor - the Viking Ship Museum, Fram Museum, Norsk Folkemuseum (open air museum) and the Kon-Tiki Museum. They would be worth visiting to people who like historical expeditions and related artifacts, such as Viking ships and other vessels. We got a one-day pass at a tourist office that is good for most museums and public transportation – it was very convenient and cost-effective.
- OsloMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 1Mar 20, 2013
The first time I went to Oslo I forgot to sleep because the sun never seemed to have set. There's a lot to see, including a weird sculpture garden. The new opera house is fantastic.
- OsloNov 06, 2012
Oslo is a nice city, however it is a nice city at that. I went with some friends, and it is so incredibly expensive. I went into what is the closest thing to a pub and got a vodka cranberry and it cost me £15!
It is very clean city, and the people are very friendly. Everyone speaks English which is a bonus so navigating is very simple. Some of the buildings are nice to look at but the museums and restaurants are very expensive.
- OsloOct 23, 2012
The Opera House, (Opreahuset in Norweigan) this beautiful building opened in 2007, and is designed so the visitor can literally walk on the opera house. Its design encompasses this wonderful city and its beauty and closeness to water, it's a structure that feels like it is partly submerged in the water.
- OsloMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersJul 05, 2012
Oslo is a very clean and compact city. We stayed in a hotel just off the center of the harbor area and almost everything was walkable. We even had fish at one of the vendors on the harbor - terrific. Walk around and go outside of the harbor area and check out where the locals live and go, you will enjoy it.
- OsloMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Jul 05, 2012
It's not my favorite place in Norway but maybe I need to spend some more time there, I've only been in 3 short visits in transit. From just walking around a bit, it's a very pleasant place.
- OsloJul 04, 2012
Oslo is a great Scandinavian city. Everything is clean, the air is crisp, and there is a bustling nightlife. If you travel to Oslo I'd recommend taking a tour of the bay, Oslofjord, and hitting some museums - Edvard Munch's famous Skrik (Scream in English) is there. If you get hungry head over to Gilgamesh for a pizza.