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A Complete Travel Guide To Oslo, Norway

Oslo, the capital of Norway, is a modern and diverse city, and each of its boroughs bring something special to the table. All of them can be reached on foot, by public transportation or with a bicycle.

Is Norway on your bucket list? Let me help you navigate your way through Oslo to get the most out of your vacation! I went in February when it was cold, icy, and beautiful. Snowy cities are so gorgeous. I was only in Oslo for a few days because the main goal was to visit Tromso and catch the Northern Lights. But the travel blogger in me had to see and do as much as possible while I was in Oslo. This place is so much fun guys!

Check out the ultimate travel guide to Oslo, Norway


When you fly in to Norway just take the NSB train from the airport to Oslo Central. It’s a few stops and totally affordable at only $11. Trust me guys, if I can do it, you can do it. I was quite impressed with myself! You can get the ticket at the airport or you can get it on the train. Just remember to get the NSB train not the FlytoGet. They both will get you there but the FlytoGet is a bit more expensive.

Where To Stay

Let’s start with where to stay. I’d recommend staying in the city centre. It’s close to all the sites and most importantly, the train station. We choose an affordable option and stayed at The Comfort Hotel XPress Central Station. If you stay somewhere central like that you can basically walk everywhere.

A Complete Travel Guide To Oslo, Norway

Norwegian crumble pie

Where To Eat

There are a ton of great food options believe it or not. I’d highly recommend visiting Pincho. Insert Britney Spears Circus soundtrack because Pincho was just that. Circus decor, fun energy, good vibes, great food, and crazy cocktails all made for an amazing dining experience! You can also head to Cafe Cathedral to grab some authentic Norwegian food and a glass of wine while you overlook everyone shopping in the city centre. Another fun place to grab a bite in Oslo is the train station. There are a ton of food options there but our favorite was the rotating sushi. I had been craving sushi and this place was so fun. There is a rotating belt of sushi and you just grab what you want. Check my Instagram Story Highlights for more!

A Complete Travel Guide To Oslo, Norway

If you’re looking for a cool place to grab a drink, head to the Magic Ice Bar! Yes, it’s an entire bar made of ice, including the cups you drink from. Such a fun experience. Himkok is also one of the best bars in the world so make sure to stop and have a drink there! Speaking of drinking, remember to bring a refillable bottle with you because the water in Norway is clean. Which means you can drink out of the tap. Save plastic people, and your money! We just refilled our water bottles at our hotel every day. To get warmed up a bit head to the famous Tim Wendelboe coffee bar in Oslo!

A Complete Travel Guide To Oslo, Norway

What To Do

As far as shopping goes, they have everything from the latest international trends to modern Norwegian designs and local handicrafts. The main shopping areas in Oslo are the city center around Karl Johans gate, Bogstadveien and Hegdehaugsveien in Majorstuen, Frogner with Bygdøy Allé, and Grünerløkka.

Oslo’s Opera House is located right at the harbour, with an angled, white exterior that appears to rise from the water. It was iced over when we were there but we had so much fun climbing the roof. It was totally worth it just to see the panoramic views of Oslo and the fjord! There are also a ton of monuments and museums full of history you can visit when you’re there! Not to mention there are so many outdoor activities to do like hiking, skiing, and visiting the parks!