Oslo (Norway)

Oslo is Norway's largest city and capital of the country, located at the Oslo fjord in southern Norway. Oslo has some old architectural buildings, including the Royal Palace, the University of Oslo, and the Oslo Cathedral. The new architecture is represented by the modern Opera House. Oslo also has an exceptionally large number of good museums and parks. In the surrounding areas are a few good sandy beaches and the islands of the Oslofjord are also popular summer destinations. For shopping Oslo is not a very good destination, because it has consistently been the world's most expensive city since 2010.

Population: 593,045
Beach : Yes
Mountain : Yes
Popular destination: No
Official languages: Norwegian, Nynorsk
Skill level of the English language : Good
Emergency numbers: 112 (poliisi), 113 (ambulanssi), 110 (palokunta)
Currency: Norwegian krone (NOK)
Electric plugs: C, F
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: Tipping is not expected. However it is customary to round up the bill.
Time in destination: Jan 24, 2021, 4:06:35 AM

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Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 30.4 38.7 25.0 7
February 33.6 43.7 27.3 6
March 41.4 52.7 33.8 8
April 47.7 59.4 39.4 9
May 56.7 68.9 47.3 10
June 61.3 73.0 52.5 13
July 64.9 76.8 55.9 13
August 64.2 76.1 55.8 12
September 57.6 69.4 49.8 9
October 48.9 60.3 41.9 7
November 37.9 46.6 32.7 8
December 31.5 38.8 26.8 8

More information: Oslo forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Oslo is an expensive destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $98.82, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $420.16, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $86.52
  • Hotel (3 stars): $113.98
  • Hotel (4 stars): $158.42
  • Hotel (5 stars): $215.68
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $18.54
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $26.50
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $10.58
  • Meal, McDonalds: $12.94
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $20.88

More information: Oslo price level


Oslo has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 65.0 (better than United states average 47.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 76.8 (better than United states average 69.6)
  • Walking alone at night: 57.4 (better than United states average 41.7)

More information: Oslo safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
  • Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
  • Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
  • Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.

More information: Car rental Europe