Interesting facts and ideas for your own excursion in the Norwegian capital
- Regular berth: Søndre Akershus Cruise Quay
- Regular berth: Vippetangen Cruise Quay
- Regular berth: Revierkaia Cruise Quay
- Regular berth: Filipstad Cruise Quay
- Port shuttle: not available/necessary
- Taxis: usually available at the piers
- Public transport: very well-developed route network with bus, tram and underground lines
- Car rental*: Sixt, Filipstadveien 5
- Car rental*: Hertz, at the main station
- Car rental*: Avis, Bilutleie Aker Brygge, Sjøgata 4
- Car rental*: Europcar, Munkedamsveien 21
- Post office: Klingenberggata 7B
- Tourist-Info: Jernbanetorget 1, at the main railway station in the building of Østbanehallen
- Banks and ATMs: sufficient number in the city centre
- Berths of the cruise liners
The capital of Norway has the largest port in the country and provides several berths for cruise ships. As Oslo is one of the most popular cruise destinations and is a regular destination for many shipping companies, it is not unusual for all four berths to be occupied by ships at the same time. Good for the cruise passengers that the berths are close to the city. Thus, it is easily possible to get to the city centre quickly on one's own. In most cases, the berths around the Akershus fortress, which are quite close together, are used. These are the Søndre Akershus Cruise Quay with Cruise Terminal, the Vippetangen Cruise Quay and the Revierkaia Cruise Quay. From these landing stages, you can, for example, walk to the main shopping street Karl Johans gate in 15 to 20 minutes. That is a distance of about 1 to 1.3 kilometres. If one arrives with one of the new, big cruise ships, it is also possible that it is moored at Filipstadkaia (Filipstad Cruise Quay) that is a little aside. But the way to the same destination is only approximately 600 metres longer, for which approximately 10 minutes more have to be planned.
- Local public transport
Oslo has a very well developed public transport system, which is maintained by the transport company Ruter and operates various bus, tram and metro lines in several zones. The extensive bus network is divided into inner-city lines, which are served by red buses, and intercity lines, which are served by turquoise buses. Trams (Trikken) operate on 6 different lines and stop at currently 99 stops. The underground network of subways (T-bane), on the other hand, has 5 different lines with a total of 104 stations. Single tickets are valid for one trip within zone 1, with a maximum duration of 60 minutes, and cost NOK 36 for adults in advance (at ticket machines, Narvesen and 7-Eleven kiosks) and NOK 18 for children from 6 to 17 years as a children's ticket. Tickets can also be purchased onboard from the driver, but there is a surcharge of NOK 20, or NOK 10 for children. As an alternative to single tickets, day tickets are available, which cost NOK 108 for adults and NOK 54 for children. Some local trains and ferry services to islands outside the city (except the Bygdøy ferry) are included in the fare system and can therefore be used with Ruter tickets.
- Oslo Pass
It may be worthwhile to purchase an Oslo Pass for your stay in Oslo. The tourist card is available with a validity period of 24, 48 and 72 hours and is also available as a mobile app for IOS and Android. For most cruise passengers the 24 hours version might be interesting, which like the others is available for different groups of people and therefore at different prices. Children aged 6 to 17 years pay NOK 235 each, adults NOK 445 and seniors from the age of 67 pay NOK 355 each. The validity starts with the first use by entering the current date and time yourself. The Oslo Pass entitles you to free entry to many museums and sights in the city and free use of public transport within zones 1 and 2. In addition, there are ferries in the Oslofjord, including ferries to the museum island Bygdøy and the Nesodden peninsula. The card also offers discounts on some attractions, such as TusenFryd amusement park, and you can get discounts in shops and restaurants.
- Sightseeing tour
In Oslo, the quite well-known red Hop On Hop Off buses of City Sightseeing are on the road and offer, as in almost every big city, extensive city tours. Thus, every half hour and daily from April 1 to October 30, a route with 18 stops in the time from 10:00-18:00 o'clock. If cruise ships have moored in the port of the Norwegian capital, the tours usually start earlier. A complete round trip takes 90 minutes and includes passing the moorings. The last departure from stop 1 (The National Theatre / Ibsen Museum) is at 16:30. During the trip, one also gets explanations in German language over headphones. Children between 5 and 15 years pay 22 euros for a 24 hours valid sightseeing ticket. From the age of 16 on, the double price per person is charged. Especially in summer and when two or more cruise ships have docked in Oslo, it is recommended to buy a ticket in advance due to the high number of tourists.
- Tourist train
During the summer months from June to August, a small typical tourist train is on the streets of Oslo. A complete round trip of the so-called Oslo City Train takes about 40 minutes and has five stops where you can get on and off as often as you like using the hop on hop off principle. Starting and finishing point is in Karl Johans Gate street, in front of the Oslo University at the Royal Palace. Departure is every half hour from 10:00 a.m. and the last tour of the day starts at 5:00 p.m. A day ticket costs NOK 150 each for persons over 16 years of age. Children from 6 to 15 years pay half and infants up to 5 years are carried free of charge. At Akershus Fortress, there is a stop at the Cruise Terminal, so boarding is easy.
- Center of Oslo and shopping
The city centre is quite easy to reach from the moorings of the cruise ships and so the use of taxi, bus and train is sometimes unnecessary to get there. In the form of a short walk, you can thus reach the busy centre of Oslo quite easily on foot, where you can find important sights as well as numerous shops, boutiques, restaurants and cafés. Thereby, the Karl Johans gate stands out as the main shopping street and gorgeous avenue that connects the main station with the Royal Palace and that is to a big part written out as pedestrian zone. There and in the adjacent side streets, some famous chains and partly big department stores have settled down. The Aker Brygge shopping centre, located directly at the port, also offers a wide range of different goods.
- Akershus Fortress
In the immediate vicinity of the berths Søndre Akershus, Vippetangen and Revierkaia, i.e. directly at Oslo harbour, the area of the highly visible Akershus fortress (Akershus festning) spreads out. The massive bulwark was built between 1299 and 1304, was mainly used for military purposes and has undergone numerous alterations and extensions over time. Extensive renovation work was last carried out in 2010. Today the walls house the Norwegian Ministry of Defence, a military museum, a resistance museum, and a monument to the Norwegian resistance fighters. In addition, the crypt in the south wing of the castle church contains several graves of members of the royal family. Despite partial military use, the complex, which is well worth seeing, is accessible daily from 06:00-21:00 hours free of charge and can be visited to a large extent. Due to the elevated location, there are great views of the city and the harbour.
- Military Museum / Defence Museum
On the rather extensive grounds of Akershus Fortress there is a military museum in the south-eastern part, which is accessible free of charge. The so-called Forsvarsmuseet shows the military development of Norway from the time of the Vikings up to the present. It was created in 1946 from a merger of the Artillery Museum and the Quartermaster Museum. At first it could only be visited by military personnel and was only opened to the public in 1978. The extensive exhibition, which is well worth seeing, is now divided into six chronological sections: the Viking period until 1814, 1814 to 1905, 1940 to 1945, 1940 to 1945 Navy and post-war history 1945 to the present. In the winter half year from September to April is closed on Mondays and open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00-16:00 o'clock. In contrast, during the summer months from May to August, access is possible daily from 10:00-17:00.
- Museum of Resistance
Also, within the Akershus fortifications is the Norwegian Resistance Museum (Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum / Norway Resistance Museum) in the western part of the area. It was founded in 1970 and deals with the turbulent history from 1940 to 1945, when Norway was occupied by the Germans. The unpopular occupying power was countered by an increasingly strong Norwegian resistance movement, which found support from the Allies and is now an important part of the exhibition. A monument in the entrance area commemorates the victims from this period. The exhibition is open Monday to Friday from 10:00-16:00 and on weekends from 11:00-16:00. During the summer months of June to August, the exhibition closes one hour later and opens on Saturdays at 10:00 am. For adults, the entrance fee is NOK 60 each, for children half and a family ticket for two adults with two children currently costs NOK 120.
- City Hall
The Oslo City Hall (Oslo rådhus), where the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded every year on the 10 December, for example, is located right next to the small ferry piers. Despite early planning, the massive structure was only officially inaugurated on the occasion of the city's 900th anniversary in 1950, although the foundation stone had already been laid in 1931 and the construction work to erect the building was completed in 1938. The angular, red Oslo landmark occupies a floor area of 4560 square meters and offers a total floor space of around 38000 square meters. Of this, the 21-meter high main hall, which is well worth seeing, occupies 1500 square meters. The two 63 and 66 meter high towers house the offices of the city administration. The higher east tower also houses a total of 49 bells, which ring out during the day and every hour from 07:00-24:00. Interested visitors can enter Oslo City Hall daily from 09:00-16:00 and visit the publicly accessible areas free of charge.
- Nobel Peace Centre
Only a few metres away from the city's imposing town hall, the Nobel Peace Center (Nobel Fredssenter), which opened in 2005, is also located on the spacious town hall square. Here everything revolves around Alfred Nobel, the famous Nobel Peace Prize and of course the numerous prize winners with their commitment to a more peaceful world. In addition to the interesting permanent exhibition, changing special exhibitions are also presented in the building of the former West Station. Souvenirs are available in the integrated museum shop and the in-house café invites you to linger. Admission is NOK 120 per person from the age of 16. Children up to the age of 15 are admitted free of charge to the exhibition, which is open daily from 10:00-18:00. During the months September to April, however, the exhibition is closed on Mondays.
- National Museum / National Gallery and Mellomstasjonen
Behind the Nobel Peace Centre, the new National Museum (Nasjonalgalleriet) is currently being built on the site of the old West Railway Station. Under the present roof of the National Museum, the previously independent sections of the National Gallery, the Norwegian National Exhibition, the Museum of Architecture, and the Museum of Folk Art are united. The merger was completed in 2003. The previous exhibition was located at Universitetsgata 13 and was closed in January 2019 due to the upcoming move. After completion in 2020, the new location will be home to the Nordic region's largest art museum. The permanent exhibition alone, the National Gallery, originally established in 1837, will contain no less than 5,000 works of art. Here, works from the fields of older and modern art, architecture, design, craftsmanship and contemporary art come together. It is the heart of the museum, which will be supplemented by other interesting and permanently presented exhibits. Temporary temporary exhibitions are also housed in the spacious and light-flooded attic. The building also has a roof terrace open to the public with a spectacular view of Oslo City Hall, Akershus Fortress, the Aker Brygge district and the Oslofjord. The new National Museum will be equipped with information stands, a large and airy library, a well-stocked museum shop, a restaurant and various function rooms/sites. The Mellomstasjonen Information Centre has been set up directly on site, where you can find out about the plans for the new National Museum. There is already a museum shop there, which is open Tuesday to Friday from 11:00-17:00 and on weekends from 11:00-16:00. It is closed on Mondays.
- Royal Palace Oslo
Situated in the north-west of the town hall, you will find the Royal Castle of Oslo (Det kongelige slott) and its extensive forecourt about 800 metres away. The palace complex is located in the middle of the well-kept castle park, which covers about 22 hectares, and was completed after a long construction period of over 11 years, then finally in 1836. Construction began as early as 1824, but the work was temporarily suspended for reasons of cost, thus delaying the entry of the royal family, who still live in the enormous building with its 173 rooms. The area is state-owned and is used not only for residential purposes but also for official, representative occasions such as state receptions. A hoisted flag on the roof of the building indicates the presence of the king. Open areas of the castle can be visited during the summer months from June to August, in the form of guided tours. These tours last about 60 minutes and are usually conducted in English or Norwegian only. Tickets are available in post offices. Especially popular with tourists is the daily changing of the royal guard at 13:30. It is quite a spectacle worth seeing.
- Opera House
The futuristic new Opera House, which opened in 2008, is located directly at Oslo Harbour and not far from the main railway station. The design of the building was inspired by Norwegian nature and an iceberg floating in the sea. Almost the entire roof surface is made of marble, is accessible and open to the public. The views over the city, the harbour and parts of the Oslofjord are very nice. The interior is deliberately and to a large extent based on wood. In addition, large glass surfaces provide natural illumination. The impressive building houses more than 1000 rooms and 3 halls. The main hall has room for 1358 guests and was modelled on the famous Semper Opera in Dresden. The two smaller halls can hold 400 and 200 people respectively.
- Oslo Dome Church
North of and close to the main shopping street Karl johans gate, you will find Oslo's largest church building. The present Oslo Dome Church (Oslo domkirke) was consecrated in 1697 after three years of construction. Before that, there was a previous building on the same site, which fell victim to a devastating fire. The interior is generally considered to be rather plain and simple. The organ facade, pulpit and altarpiece date back to the early days of the church and are in a well preserved original state. The vaulted ceilings are covered with large paintings worth seeing on an area of approximately 1500 square metres, which were applied between 1936 and 1950. Since the 16th century, portraits of the acting bishops have been painted and can be viewed in the sacristy from now on. In the building itself, a small souvenir shop has been integrated, which offers various souvenirs for purchase. In the months of July and August organ concerts take place every Saturday at noon. The tickets are only available on site. Oslo Dome Church is accessible free of charge and is open daily except Fridays from 10:00-16:00. On Fridays, opening hours vary from 16:00-06:00 in the morning.
- National Theatre
Also, at the important Karl johans gate is one of the most important buildings in Oslo. The National Theatre (Nationaltheatret) built there replaced the Christiania Theatre, which had been in use until then. Today it is one of the largest theatres in the country and was opened in 1899 with three performances. They took place on three consecutive evenings and were penned by Ludvig Holberg, Henrik Ibsen and Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson. Oversized images of the latter two were placed in front of the theatre's main entrance for the opening. The statue of Holberg was added to the east side in 1939 and the names of the important trio of authors were immortalised above the entrances to the building, which has been a listed building since 1983. In honour of Henrik Ibsen, the National Theatre hosts the International Ibsen Festival every two years.
- Museum of Cultural History
Less than 300 metres from the National Theatre, on the road Frederiks gate 2 in northern direction, is the Cultural History Museum (Kulturhistorisk Museum). The premises are spread over four floors and, in addition to the extensive permanent exhibition, also present temporary, changing exhibitions. The permanent exhibition includes, for example, numerous exhibits from the Middle Ages and the Viking Age, collections from ancient Egypt, a gold exhibition with coins from the past 2600 years and a section for ancient art. A museum shop is located on the ground floor of the art nouveau building. It is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00-17:00 and, in contrast, from 11:00-16:00 from October to April. Monday is generally closed. Children under 18 years of age are admitted to the exhibition free of charge. Adults are charged NOK 100 per person. The tickets purchased are also valid for 48 hours from the time of purchase for the Viking Ship Museum on the Bygdøy peninsula.
- Museum island Bygdøy
Just outside the city is the Bygdøy peninsula, where the large ferries and cruise ships always pass by on their way to and from Oslo harbour. Partly used for residential purposes and also agriculturally, however, a large part of the island has long been used as a recreation area. Beside the numerous bicycle and hiking trails, which also run through generous forest areas, there are a few beaches in the south and west. Moreover, there are still some museums that are worth seeing on the peninsula. These include the Norwegian Open Air Museum, the Norwegian Maritime Museum, the Fram Museum, the Viking Ship Museum and the Kon-Tiki Museum. Due to the multitude of museums, Bygdøy is also called "Museum Island".
- Transfer to Bygdøy
The Rådhuskaien/Rådhusbrygge jetties are located in front of Oslo City Hall. From mid-March to October you can take the Bygdøy ferries from there to the island, daily and about every 20-30 minutes. This will take about 15 minutes, and the ferries will take you to Bygdøy, one after the other to Dronningen (Norwegian Open Air Museum, Viking Ship Museum) and Bygdøynes (Kon-Tiki Museum, Frammuseum). For one crossing you pay NOK 60 each on board the passenger ferries. If you buy your tickets in advance at Rådhusbrygge 3, you can save NOK 10. For round trip tickets, NOK 75 for adults and NOK 38 for children under the age of 16 are charged in advance. The museum peninsula is also served by bus number 30, which stops in the centre of Oslo, at the National Theatre and at the railway station, among other places.
From Dronningen pier of the Bygdøy ferries, it is only a few metres to Frammuseet. At the heart of the exhibition are the two research vessels Fram and Gjøa, each of which is exhibited in its original form in the two buildings opposite each other in the bus parking lot. A tunnel connects the two buildings. Designed as the strongest wooden ship ever, the Fram, completed in 1892, was able to withstand the enormous ice masses in the polar seas and was used on major Norwegian expeditions between 1893 and 1912. From the 2nd floor you can access the Fram and also the interior of the ship. In 1906, Roald Amundsen and his six-man crew mastered the Northwest Passage for the first time with the research vessel Gjøa, exhibited in the neighbouring building. The integrated and charming Framheim Café invites you to take a short break. The Framheim Museum is open daily from 10:00-17:00. In the months of May and September, it is possible to stay an hour longer and from June to August the museum is also open at 09:00 am. The exhibition area is barrier-free and adults pay NOK 120 for admission. Children up to the age of 15 have to pay 50 Norwegian kroner and families with up to 3 children are admitted for a fee of 240 NOK.
- Norwegian Maritime Museum
Right next to the Frammuseum you can also find the exhibitions of the Kon-Tiki Museum and the Norwegian Maritime Museum (Norsk Maritimt Museum). The Norwegian Maritime Museum, sometimes also called the Shipping Museum, was founded in 1914 under the name Norsk Sjøfartsmuseum and has been run as Norsk Maritimt Museum (NMM) since 2010. The permanent exhibition on display today is spread over four floors and focuses mainly on Norwegian maritime history, ship and boat building, marine archaeology and the country's coastal culture. In addition, temporary special exhibitions are also presented at regular intervals. The integrated café invites you to linger and in the in-house souvenir shop you can find the odd souvenir. The Norwegian Maritime Museum is open daily from 11:00-16:00 and during the summer months May to September from 10:00-17:00. Children under 6 years of age are admitted free of charge, children from 6 to 15 years of age are admitted at NOK 50 each, and from the age of 16, NOK 120 per person must be paid for a visit. Family tickets are valid for 2 adults with up to 3 children and cost 240 Norwegian kroner.
- Kon-Tiki Museum and combined ticket
The expeditions of the researcher and discoverer Thor Heyerdahl caused a sensation worldwide. One of the most famous tours is the crossing of the Pacific Ocean in 1947 on a balsa wood raft. Further trips followed with the reed boats Ra, Ra II and Tigris. In the Kon-Tiki Museum (Kon-Tiki Museet) numerous objects by Thor Heyerdahl are on display. Among them are the original Kon-Tiki raft and the restored reed boat Ra II. The interesting exhibits can be visited daily. From March to May from 10:00-17:00, June to August from 09:30-18:00, September to October from 10:00-17:00 and November to February from 10:00-16:00. Children under the age of 16 are granted access to the exhibition for a fee of NOK 50. Older persons must pay NOK 120 each and a family ticket costs NOK 240. If you want to visit all three museums, you can also buy a discounted combined ticket, which is valid for Frammuseum, Kon-Tiki Museum and Norwegian Maritime Museum and costs NOK 320 for adults, for example. A combination ticket for two museums is currently available for 220 Norwegian kroner.
- Viking Ship Museum
Inside the peninsula Bygdøy there is another exhibition worth seeing. Three original and world's best preserved Viking ships can be seen in the Viking Ship Museum (Vikingskiphuset). In the course of archaeological excavations, the ships Oseberg, Gokstad and Tune, named after the respective sites of discovery, were recovered together with other finds from the Viking Age. About 8 years after the discovery of the last spectacular find, Gabriel Gustafson finally founded the museum in 1913, and from 1904 to 1905 he was very involved in the excavation of the Oseberg ship. From May and until September the Viking Ship Museum is open daily from 09:00-18:00, and from October until April from 10:00-16:00. Children under 18 years of age are admitted to the exhibition free of charge. Adults are charged NOK 100 per person. The tickets purchased are also valid for a period of 48 hours from the time of purchase for the Cultural History Museum.
- Norwegian Open Air Museum
Close to the Viking Ship Museum is the site of the Norwegian Open Air Museum (Norsk Folkemuseum), founded in 1894. It is the largest cultural history museum in the country and offers visitors more than 160 historical, original and traditional buildings from the 13th to 20th century. The accumulated buildings come from various regions of Norway, have been meticulously restored and some of them can also be viewed from the inside. One of the main attractions is Gol Stave Church, a restored stave church from the 13th century, which was moved to its present location in 1884. The employees of the open-air museum are dressed appropriately for the exhibition, usually in Norwegian traditional costumes. The museum is open daily from 11:00-16:00 and during the months of May to September there are extended opening hours from 10:00-17:00. For admission, adults (16 years and older) must pay NOK 160 each. Children between 6 and 15 years pay NOK 40 each and children under 6 years are admitted free of charge. Family tickets are charged at 320 Norwegian kroner.
- Frognerpark and Vigeland area
A quite well-known and inviting Oslo park is located in the west of the city. The Frognerpark (Frognerparken), which is open to the public, has well-maintained paths and parking areas as well as a large number of different sculptures. Over 200 pieces, consisting of bronze, granite, and wrought iron, gather along the park's approximately 850-metre-long east-west axis, starting at the main gate and ending at the monolithic plateau. The figures were created by the sculptor Gustav Vigeland (1869 - 1943), who is now also the eponym of the sculpture collection worth seeing: Vigeland Sculpture Park (Vigelandsanlegget). The city centre is about 2.5 kilometres from the park. For this route, you can walk for about 35 to 40 minutes in each direction. Of course, it is more comfortable and a bit faster to take the bus, train, or taxi. For example, the Vigelandsparken stop is located directly at the main entrance to the park, where the trams of lines 12 and 15 stop. In the south of Frogner Park, at the street Nobels gate 32, there is the Vigeland Museum. It is open every Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00-17:00 and during the months September to April from 12:00-16:00. It is closed on Mondays. The entrance fee for adults is NOK 80 each.
- Holmenkollen and Chapel
In the north-west of Oslo you will find the 371-metre-high Holmenkollen mountain, where there is a residential and winter sports area. The latter is world-famous, takes up a substantial part of the land elevation and looks back on quite a long period of use. Here you will find, for example, miles of cross-country and biathlon trails, as well as several ski jumping facilities, such as the Midtstuen winter sports facility. The so-called Holmenkollbakken, which is also located there, is known as the oldest ski-jump worldwide. The first sporting competitions took place here as early as 1892. In the middle of the impressive outdoor areas is an old Chapel, which originally dates back to 1903. It burned down in 1992, was rebuilt and rededicated in 1996. It is a popular place for weddings and baptisms. Church services are held on Sundays and holidays. Near and south of the winter sports facilities is the Holmenkollen metro station of the same name on Line 1, which is about 10 kilometres from the city centre. By metro, taxi or rental car*, it takes about 15 minutes to travel in one direction.
- Holmenkollbakken Ski Museum
At the foot of the impressive Holmenkollbakken ski-jump, which has been modified several times, there is a Ski Museum worth seeing. The museum was founded in 1923 and illustrates the 4000 year history of skiing. It is open daily from 10:00-16:00 and during the months of June to August also from 09:00-20:00. Children aged 6 to 18 pay NOK 70 for admission and adults aged 19 and over pay NOK 140. Family tickets for two adults with two children are available for NOK 350. The tickets are valid for the museum and the diving tower, from where you can enjoy great views in good weather. The viewpoint can be reached by lift. There is a café, a souvenir shop and a modern ski simulator in the indoor areas, where you can try a virtual and realistic jump.
- Excursion portals and excursion providers
Through the tour and excursion providers GetYourGuide*, Meine Landausflüge* and Viator*, you can book various excursions, activities, tours, tickets and admission tickets in Oslo, which are often offered at much lower prices than comparable excursions offered by the shipping companies. This means that if you book in good time, a large number of excursions can be arranged on your own.
A small preselection of independent tour operators
for, in and around Oslo,
we have compiled for you here.
- Cruises and special offers
If you have not yet booked a Northern Europe cruise, but would like to get to know Oslo personally and make excursions on your own, you will find great offers from the major cruise operators in the German-speaking world. Aida*, Costa* and Tui Cruises - Mein Schiff* offer attractive routes with their modern cruise ships, together with other interesting destinations. Book your next dream holiday directly with your favourite shipping company at fair conditions.
All ocean and river cruises can also be booked conveniently and inexpensively online with the sea travel specialist Kreuzfahrten-Zentrale Astoria*. This means that you can choose from a wide range of up-to-date offers from various shipping companies. These include AIDA Cruises, Carnival, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, Holland America Line, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean and TUI Cruises. Also attractive are the popular special offers, with which one can travel at a particularly low price and possibly also get a great bargain.
- Opening hours of the museums: Monday to Sunday from 10:00-16:00
- Opening hours of the churches: Monday to Sunday from 10:00-16:00
- Opening hours of the post office: Monday to Friday from 07:30-18:00, Saturday from 10:00-15:00
- Opening hours of the banks: Monday to Friday from 09:00-17:00.
- Opening hours of the tourist information office: Monday to Saturday 09:00-17:00. Sunday from 10:00-16:00. In summer is also open longer.
- Opening hours of the shops: Monday to Friday from 10:00-20:00. Saturday from 10:00-18:00.
- Country code: +47
- Taxi Oslo: Tel. +47 023 23 (Oslo Taxi)
- Police: Tel. 112
- Police: Tel. 02800
- Emergency doctor: Tel. 113
- Fire department: Tel. 110
- Recommended vaccination: Tropical Institute Norway
- German Embassy: Oscars gate 45
- Safety Instructions: Federal Foreign Office Norway
- Public Transport: Ruter
- Public Transport: Ruter Line networks
- Map of the city: Oslo map
- Climate table: Oslo climate
- Port occupancy: Cruise ships in Oslo
- Official language: Norwegian
- National currency: Norwegian krone, 1 NOK = 100 Öre