As the breathtaking Oslo Fjord winds north from the Skagerrak Strait, mountainous islands extend from the water and cliffs tower on either side like a scene from “Lord of the Rings.” In Oslo, you can sip on local spruce juice and dine on fresh seafood as you admire these seemingly unexplored vistas just a stone’s throw away. Fly into Oslo’s Gardermoen Airport (OSL) for amazing landscapes and maritime culture like no other (Vikings, anyone?).
Your flight to Oslo will land 30 miles north of the city center, but convenient transportation options abound. If your destination lies elsewhere, book a hotel near Gardermoen Airport and get some rest before continuing your journey on one of the many trains running to other parts of the country. To get into the city, take the Airport Express train to Central Station; for a slower but cheaper ride, the bus from the airport is a good option. Rental cars are available on the arrivals level, as are taxis; see the taxi information desk to book a cab, but be aware that they can be expensive. While cheap flights to Oslo leave you plenty of krone, there are better ways to get around. Once you’re in the city, get rid of the gas guzzler and rent a bike with the city’s convenient public bike service. You can also embrace the maritime theme and take ferries to many local attractions or go island-hopping in the bay.
Oslo’s odd nickname of “The City of Tigers” is just the beginning of the unexpected folklore and history you’ll find in this off-the-beaten-path vacation gem. Make another special discovery with Travelocity’s great deals on flights to Oslo. Bundle and save with our Oslo vacation packages and get ready for the endless summer—for a few months each year, the sun never sets on Norway.