Make the most of Oslo

The ultimate guide to exploring Oslo on a budget. Find tips on where to eat, drink, and sleep, along with transport info and the city's best sights.

Opera house, Oslo



Public transport tickets & zones

The Oslo public transport network is excellent, but can be very expensive. Read article »


Travel from Oslo Airport to the city centre

Travelling between the main Oslo airport at Gardermoen (OSL) and the city centre is easy. The cheapest option is to hop on the local train. It's also quite fast, taking just over 20 minutes to reach Oslo central station. Read article »

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Sognsvann Lake

Take a walk around - or on - Sognsvann lake and watch the locals jog past or ski off into the distance. Read article »

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Oslo’s 9 best free sights

Feeling the squeeze from all those pricey coffees? Never mind: Oslo is blessed with some fantastic free sights. Read article »


Norwegian coffee culture

You can't get much farther from the coffee growing nations of Africa and Latin America than Oslo, yet the coffee culture here is as strong as a Monday morning espresso shot. Read article »



Mathallen, “the food hall”, is located in a beautifully renovated former iron foundry on the western edge of stylish Grünerløkka. Read article »

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Is the Oslo Pass worth it?

The Oslo Pass offers free access to many of Oslo's finest museums, free public transport in zones 1 & 2, and a variety of other offers. Read article »


Pølse: Norwegian hot dog

The hot dog, or _pølse_, is the easiest and cheapest fast food you can find in Oslo. It's also an icon of Norwegian food culture. Read article »



Here is the low-down on Oslo’s supermarkets and the chains you should be keeping an eye out for. Read article »