Discover Oslo

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Discover Oslo

Different people coming together to accomplish a common goal has always been a driving force for the city of Oslo. A thousand years of history have turned a humble Viking trading village into a dynamic, cosmopolitan hub with a strong economy, spectacular architecture, thriving new neighbourhoods and an unmistakably Norwegian identity.​

Nestled between a fjord and forested hills, Oslo is a city of contrasts where lush nature and nearly 700 000 inhabitants coexist harmoniously, and where tradition is an inspiration for tomorrow’s innovation.​

​Oslo will strive to make your event feel exclusive. State of the art infrastructure and facilities combined with a high service and skill level in the event industry is a guarantee that events run smoothly and successfully. In addition, Oslo’s compact size will allow your congress to stand out and truly feel special in our city.

Oslo’s food scene has also been booming in the past few years, with an abundance of new innovative food concepts popping up all over the city. From Michelin star restaurants to internationally acclaimed food halls, Oslo offers a wide range of the World’s cuisines, often with a Scandinavian twist. Oslo's countless restaurants and bars offer delicious food and drinks in a relaxed atmosphere.

Welcome to Oslo!

Discover Oslo's Attractions

The New Munch Museum  

The New Munch Museum

 

The New Munch Museum offers a range of approaches to Edvard Munch’s art and life, as well as works by other Modernist and contemporary artists in dialogue with Munch.

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The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet

The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet

Visitors are invited to climb the iconic roof and enjoy panoramic views of Oslo.

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Astrup Fearnley Museum of Contemporary Art

Astrup Fearnley Museum of Contemporary Art

The Astrup Fearnley Collection is one of Europe’s most comprehensive collections of international contemporary art.

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Get an Oslo Pass

The Oslo Pass saves you both time and money while you explore this beautiful city. Benefits include:

  • Free entrance to over 50 museums and main attractions
  • Free public transport
  • Discounts on sightseeing tours, activities and restaurants

Click here to buy your pass now.

Visit Oslo Official Website

For more information about Oslo, click here to visit the official VisitOslo website.

Useful Local Information

Weather

You can expect very pleasant temperatures during the day and temperatures varies between 10 °C to 25 °C.

Plan on layering your clothes, and bring a raincoat just in case!

We recommend using YR.no to check the weather forecast.

Language

Norwegian is the official language in Norway.

English is the official language of the congress and is spoken everywhere in the city.

Oslo's friendly inhabitants love to welcome visitors to their city. Nearly everybody is ready and able to have a conversation in English.

Currency

The Norwegian currency is the Norwegian “Kroner” (NOK).

Card payments are widely accepted. Visa and MasterCard are the most accepted credit cards, with far fewer accepting Amex or Diners. 

For up-to-date exchange rates, please visit:  Exchange rates (norges-bank.no)
100 NOK = 10,17 EUR (July 2022).

Electricity

 

Norway outlets supply electricity at between 220 and 240 volts AC. Travelers with devices that do not fit into standard European electrical sockets will need to bring an adaptor.

It is important to note that travel adaptors do not change the voltage, so if a device has a maximum voltage lower than 220v a voltage converter, it is also necessary to lower the voltage to the correct level.

   

Emergency Services

In the event of traffic accidents, fire or other emergency situations, emergency services should be contacted immediately on 113.

The police can be contacted by calling 112 and fire department at 110.

Visit Oslo

For more information about Oslo, click here to visit the official VisitOslo website.

Travel Information

For information on how to get to Oslo and public transport in the city, click here to visit the Travel Information page.