Monday, 29 September 2014

Rock Your Layover: Oslo

Oslo's Parliament buildings
Have a layover coming up in Oslo? Wondering what you could do with your time? Here's a little inspiration.

We've gathered the following resources - tips, stories and layover ideas - to help you get the most out of your time here.

In a nutshell:

Norway's capital city, Oslo, is a hub of Norwegian trade, banking, industry and shipping. Oslo is famous as being one of the most expensive cities in the world. Oslo is home to the Nobel Peace Center, which you can visit. The Munch Museum in Oslo contains the famous work, The Scream, by Edvard Munch. There is a great Viking Ship Museum here.
Free:Free things to Do in Oslo - Visit Norway
Free Things to Do in Oslo, the Most Expensive City in the World
Unique:Oslo Jazz and Blues Cruise
Picks:All-Inclusive Oslo City Tour (Viking Ship Museum, Kon-Tiki)
Full Day Bike Rental in Oslo with Free Mapping Service
2 Hour Oslo,Fjord Sightseeing Tour
Shop:Favorite Oslo Special Shops, Stores and Malls - Spotted by Locals
Best Oslo Shopping - 10 Best
See:Visit Oslo Pass
Hop:Hop On Hop Off Bus <--> Hop On Hop Off Mini-Cruise
Do:Oslo Layover Ideas & Stuff to Do in Oslo
Eat:Nordic Food Walking Tour in Oslo
Food and Drink You Should Try Whilst in Norway
Oslo's 10 Best Cultural Restaurants: Reindeer, Coffee and Local Eats
Cheap Eats Guide to Oslo - Budget Traveller
Tips:13 Budget Tips for Oslo
$100 Weekend in Oslo - Frugal Traveler
Watch:YouTube: Oslo: Lively, Lovely City on the Fjord - Rick Steves' Europe
Look:Pinterest: Noorwegen - Oslo
Read:Oslo on
To/from the airport:Oslo Gardermoen Airport (OSL) - main airport
Oslo Rygge Airport (RYG) - low cost carriers
Oslo Torp Airport (TRF) - low cost carriers
Good to know:

Oslo really is an expensive city, so beware, but don't let this put you off exploring. check the links above for free things to do and cheap eats.
To get around without spending a fortune, make use of the ¨Bysykler¨ bike share program (you'll need an electronic smartcard, pick one up at the local tourist information office, around  EUR 13).
Tourist info:Visit Oslo Tourist Information
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