Norway, Oslo Guide (B): Guide to Two Days in Oslo

Guide to Two Days in Oslo
Nestled between the mountains and the sea, Oslo is one of Europe’s most unique and stunning cities.

Although it is the smallest of the Scandinavia capital cities (boasting a population of just over 670,000 people), Oslo has no shortage of attractions. Whether you’re interested in sports and outdoor activities or fancy a day in a museum, there’s something for everyone in Oslo – and you won’t even have to go far to find it!

Oslo’s compact city centre is easily navigated on foot, making it the perfect destination for a city break, no matter the time of year. Read on to learn how to make the most of a short stay in the Norwegian capital.

Getting There

There are so many ways to travel between Stockholm and Oslo: car, bus, train, plane, sled. The method you choose will depend on your how much time you have and how much money you’re willing to spend.

Because it is still somewhat of a novelty, we decided to take the train. We booked our tickets directly through SJ, Sweden’s government-owned rail operator, selecting the time, route and seats that worked best for us. At approx. £40 ($70CAD) per person return, the train was significantly cheaper than flying.

But, as with all forms of public transportation, taking the train had both pros and cons:

The Pros:

The train station in Oslo is located right in the city centre. This convenience saved us from having to navigate our way to/from the airport. It also saved us having to pay for a costly cab as ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Guide to Two Days in Oslo
Guide Location: Norway » Oslo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Norwegian Royal Palace   Karl Johans gate   Frogner Park   Vigeland Sculpture Park   Oslo Opera House   Akershus Fortress   Holmenkollen Ski Museum & Tower   Dovrehallen   Way Down South  
Author: Kate Slean
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