One of the prettiest cities I have ever visited with some of the nicest people in the world. The only negative is the food cost.
Take NYC prices times 3 and you will be close.
Oslo is a friendly city to the traveler and easy to explore. We can sip at the pier , We can taste a Norwegian Salmon, We can visit the historical Shopping Street or even The Royal House of Norway
This is a very expensive city and among one of the most expensive city in the world, high living standard, but worth to visit once in a life time, superb scenery across the whole city and country.
a place that shouldn't be missed by any traveler.
Oslo is a place good for visiting in non-winter season, since the Palace is only available for visiting in non-winter season.
Oslo is very friendly and most speak English. It is however, very expensive, but bargains can be found if you look around! McDonalds does a very good cup of coffee for £1! There is a very good boat trip to the Fiords, 2 hours for £27.
The ticket office is opposite city hall. It's cheaper to buy a coofee in McDonalds and use the toilet than pay for public ones...they cost £1! If there are a few of you it's OK, as once you pay, any number of people can enter!
Oslo is a great city - it has everything you need in a big city but it is not at all crouded - only bad thing is that everything is quite expensive
oslo is a real bad city. felt like i was in middle east. not so many norwegians to see. would never return.
if you want to go to norway then visit some of the smaller cities on the west coast
Great weekend destination, not far from nature and open spaces. Be good for conferences meetings, ease of access and efficiency of everything.
Only consideration is price/cost for both above, everything is expensive.
Karl Johan Street shopping Parliament of Norway, Cityhall tour National Theater Walk on the roof of the Opera Munch’s Museum Well worth a visit!
Very nice country. All the people there is friendly. And lots of attractions. The culture is also very beautiful.
take the train from airport and it drops you in the center. use the hop on and off coaches to explore the cities.
hope you have sun and enjoy this beautifull city
Quite dirty in metro station. Norwegians do not speak to foreigners actively. Quiet city. Old and historical buildings and atmosphere.
Small museums and government buildings but not centralized. Direction signs not clear. Paupers on street. just a main street for shopping and restaurants
Oslo is my least favorite city among Stockholm & Copenhagen. Went there in late 10/2013, it's dark and kinda cold.
The main street Karl Johans is full of botique and shops but the quality and design are boring. Quite many beggers around making the experience less pleasant. Not much sightseeing or tourisy things to do. Stopover just becoz I took the Norway in Nutshell. If I got to choose again, I would skip Oslo and spend more days in Stockholm or Copenhagen.
Oslo is expensive, but the city is very pretty with lots to see. Recommend to get the Oslo pass - museums and transportation included.
Suggest to start the Norway in a nutshell tour from Oslo . The transport system is very accessible and it is a safe city to travel even if you do not speak their language.
Oslo is the most expensive city I have ever travelled to. But if you're not on a tight budget I think it's well worth a visit.
It completely blew me away with all the cool, modern architecture (especially the Opera House), the great public transportation (I just love the trams!) and all the friendly people. I was there somewhere in the middle of July however and was extremely lucky with the weather (sunshine and 25 C every day) - perhaps that's why it left such a positive impression?
Vigeland's Sculpture Park is a must to visit. The ski jump at Hollmenkollen, together with the museum associated with the skip jump are also very interesting.
The "iceberg" Opera House is an amazing piece of architecture and should not be missed.
Oslo is a generally expensive city so buying an Oslo pass could save substantial sums of money spent on sightseeing.
Most of the interesting sights are on an island, Bygdoy, where there is a fram museum, kon tiki museum, norwagian folk museum and viking ship museum. If possible, try to go on 17th May, which is the country's constitution day, to see the Children's Parade and Royals waving from the balcony.
Easy to sightseeing. Because publik transportation is gery easy. By bus, by train or by metro , easy for eat ,because alot restaurant and fase food
People are generally friendly but may not that helpful, the season in winter is not a good day for sightseeing.
the city is very beautiful, full of restaurant , coffee shops and good shopping places, i will surely stop by another 3 days when i will visit the scandinavian countries again in my futura trips, lot of souvenirs for friends and relative to buy.
the only problem so far is the prices, everything is so expensive. well thats the way it is
Most of sightseeing spots are centralized located in the city center. It is recommended to visit all of them on foot.
For public transport, the day pass (75NOK) is the best - it gets you on Buses, Trams, Trains and Ferries.
There is also a 48 hour pass, not sure on value, but its easiest way of getting around!
Wonderful city with plenty to see and do. Accessibility via public transport is great. TIP, the Changing of the Guard takes place on a Friday at 1.
30pm, and they march up to the Royal Palace through the city, so go see it, its well worth seeing!