City profile

Oslo is the capital and most populous city in Norway with 1,442,318 inhabitants. For several years, Oslo has been listed as one of the most expensive cities in the world.

Oslo's cityscape is being redeveloped as a modern city with an extensive metro-system. It is easy to move around by public transportation and you can access rentable city bikes all over the city centre.

In 2003, Oslo received The European Sustainable City Award and in 2007 Reader's Digest ranked Oslo as number two on a list of the world's greenest, most liveable cities. The city occupies an arc of land at the northernmost end of the Oslofjord; in all other directions Oslo is surrounded by green hills and mountains.

There are 40 islands within the city limits along with 343 lakes. Oslo has a large number of parks and green areas including: Frogner Park, BygdOy and St. Hanshaugen Park. A large number of festivals are held in Oslo, such as Oslo Live, a rock and roll event, the Oslo Jazz festival is a six-day festival; the biggest one being the Oyafestivalen Rock Festival.


City Travel

Fly to Oslo from: Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Newcastle