Enjoy a fabulous vacation in Oslo
Presentation of Oslo
Norway's capital lies on the country's south coast, giving it an attractive location that allows its green spaces to flourish. Easily reachable with our flight and hotel packages to Oslo, this is a welcoming city that boasts a proud history reaching back to the days of the great Viking explorers. More recently, the city has become the center of a vibrant cultural scene which covers everything from underground music to some of the best coffee you'll find anywhere in northern Europe. Oslo's compact dimensions hold a huge variety of attractions, many within easy reach of the pleasant downtown. Book one of our vacation getaways in Oslo to begin your northern adventure!
Things to know before visiting Oslo
U.S. citizens do not need a visa for their flight to Oslo, provided you will be in Norway for no more than 90 days. Make sure your passport has at least six months' validity beyond your return date, and be prepared to show your return ticket and proof of sufficient funds for your vacation in Oslo at immigration. A valid major credit card is the best option. Norway uses its own currency, the krone, although U.S. dollars are accepted at some major tourist centers. Oslo is six hours ahead of Washington, D.C., and nine hours ahead of Los Angeles. The largest airport is Oslo Lufthavn, 35 miles from the city, though some airlines use Torp Sandefjord Airport 70 miles away. You can be sure of great vacation package deals to Oslo with us at eDreams!
What is the weather in Oslo?
Oslo lies at almost 60 degrees north, so a flight from New York to Oslo will gain almost 20 degrees, but its climate is mild. You're unlikely to experience extremes of temperature when traveling with eDreams' flight and hotel packages to Oslo. Summer highs range around 80F with pleasantly cool evenings when people enjoy sitting outside cafes with friends. In midsummer, there can be more than 18 hours of daylight. Oslo is also a magical place in the winter, when snow blankets the ground but public transportation runs smoothly and there's always somewhere warm to enjoy a coffee. Thanks to our cheap vacation packages to Oslo, you'll see Norway at its best.
What to see in Oslo?
As you'd expect from Norway's largest city, a vacation in Oslo offers plenty of options. Some of the best options if you've picked up one of our all inclusive vacation packages to Oslo are:
- The Viking Ship Museum – features a superbly preserved 9th century vessel
- Vigeland Sculpture Park – more than 200 stone and metal artworks
- National Opera and Ballet – world-class music and dance performances
- Akershus Fortress – medieval castle that often stages live music
- Nordmarka – protected wilderness with hiking, cycling, and swimming
To experience these great places, book with eDreams today!
What places to visit near Oslo?
Even though the capital has many attractions, you'll likely want to explore a little farther afield with our travel deals to Oslo. Places to explore when using our great deals for your flight and hotel in Oslo include:
- Henie Onstad Kunstsenter – incredible collection of contemporary art
- Kongsberg Silver Mines – take an exciting mine train trip underground
- Skibladner voyages – enjoy a relaxing lake cruise on a historic paddle steamer
- TusenFryd Amusement Park – Norway's largest, packed with thrilling rides
- Hadeland Glassverk – historic working glass museum; make your own glass!
A vacation with eDreams will open the door to all these places and more. Contact us today for great deals and packages.
What to eat in Oslo?
Our travel packages to Oslo will let you experience delicious Norwegian cuisine. Once you step off your flight from Los Angeles to Oslo, you'll realize that fish is a big part of the menu – ultra-fresh and bursting with flavor. If you're feeling adventurous, try lutefisk – rye-cured cod. Alternatively, steamed salmon soup is delicious. Lamb is a popular meat, and it makes a great stew with cabbage. Vegetarians on last minute vacation packages to Oslo shouldn't feel left out, though, as you'll find some amazingly tasty fruit – local strawberries and raspberries may be smaller than you'd expect, but the flavor hit is intense. Norwegians usually eat dinner early, around 5 p.m., so top up with an open sandwich in mid-evening. At eDreams, we're ready to satisfy your hunger for a great vacation!