What makes Oslo so special? Despite being the birthplace of the Nobel Peace Prize or home to some of the world’s most famous museums, Oslo is one of Europe’s most scenic countries. In fact, thanks to the millions of travelers who book flights to Oslo every year, new scenic tours have been established to make sure visitors get to explore every inch of this country. Where else in the world will you find a subway system that runs to the forest, or hiking trails within city limits? Norwegians are proud of their capital city, and they want visitors to be, also.
Among the beauty of Oslo lies a rich history. During the 19th century, Norway and Sweden were governed as one kingdom under Karl Johan. In 1905, Norway separated from Sweden and today, Oslo serves as Norway’s political, economic and cultural capital. Flights to Oslo are packed with government ambassadors, students, scientists, entrepreneurs, and peace-seeking patriarchs. Even Norway’s royal family lives in Oslo. Thanks to the economic windfall it experienced from oil exports, the city’s night scene is bustling crowded cafes, fancy restaurants, packed pubs and sold-out theater shows.
Oslo may be one of the northernmost capital cities in the world, but the Gulf Stream keeps the climate of the Norwegian capital moderate and free of extremely cold winters. Temperatures can still dip a bit below freezing, especially between the months of December and March, but most visitors book flights to Oslo during the summer when the days are long and the temperatures rest comfortably around 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
Regardless of when you book your flight to Oslo, you’ll be in the company of skiing enthusiasts, Viking historians, maniacs for modern art and maybe even a Nobel Peace Prize winner or two. The capital city of Norway stuns the senses each season with plenty of activities to keep you busy during your stay in winter, spring, summer or fall.
Flights to Oslo are packed in December, when visitors from around the world come to the Norwegian capital to celebrate the holidays the Scandinavian way. The 11 hours of sunshine that flood Norway during the summer also have travelers filling up Oslo flights, especially from mid May to September.
Oslo cheap flights are plentiful in the wintertime, after the holidays, and provide visitors with a charming, though chilly, chance to catch Oslo in its off season. Try looking for cheap flights to Oslo in autumn or spring: The moderate temperatures that sandwich the snowy winters make for perfect sightseeing conditions, as Oslo’s most popular attractions are within a stone’s throw of each other and you’ll be spending a large portion of your time walking around outside.
To get to Oslo from other major European cities, you can get a train or bus. Oslo’s port also has daily ferry arrivals from Kiel, Germany and Denmark’s Frederikshavn and Copenhagen. If you’re arriving in Oslo by air, an airport bus will take from the arrivals gate to the Oslo Bus Terminal downtown. You can also catch the Airport Express train or hail a cab. Getting around in Oslo is easy. Buses, trams and the underground metro (T-bane) comprise an efficient and affordable public transportation system.