Oslo City Break
One of the most expensive cities in the world doesn’t necessarily have to cost a fortune for you to travel to. Your Holidayguru will show you how to book a holiday to Oslo for as little as possible but not to miss out on comfort. So keep checking my Oslo deals!
Getting good deals for Oslo mainly relies on getting good flights, but also hotels can be dear. Avoid travelling at the weekend if you can and save on the cheaper mid-week hotel rates. If we are super lucky I can find a weekend break for under €200, but you should mostly count with €250 per person for a 3-night break to Oslo. Also consider the spending money there. Oslo is quite a pricey city, however, coming from Ireland it won’t be such a shock like for example for the Spanish, when they travel to Norway. We are used to expensive drinks and food… Still, keep this in mind when you want to visit Oslo and make sure to have enough in your bank account ;)
Flights to Oslo
The good news is, flights to Oslo are actually very cheap. You can fly from around €60 return to the Norwegian capital. However, you have to fly to Oslo from Dublin. There are no direct flights from Cork or Shannon. A stopover doesn’t really make sense considering the extra money you spend. Flights are usually operated by Norwegian Airlines, SAS or Ryanair.
Where you’re staying is completely up to you. If you’d like to have that extra comfort then Oslo has some amazing hotels to choose from, but the Airbnbs are also super stylish and cosy. If you need to save some money or travel with friends on a budget then a hostel is a good choice for you. But see for yourself
I must say, there are some really nice and fancy hotels in Oslo. How do they do it that they always look so super stylish?! Their interior design is certainly one of the best. This is why a hotel stay can be a great choice if you want that bit of luxury on your Oslo city break. To get a decent hotel I would expect to pay around €90. That is not on a weekend day… So try to avoid the weekend break if possible. Maybe you can depart on a Sunday and only take off 2 days from work. This will already make your deal considerably cheaper.
A great way to save a lot of money is staying in a hostel when you book a trip to Oslo. You can get a bed in a dorm from as cheap as €22. Especially when you’re a single traveller this is a great way of keeping it cheap and cheerful, as you don’t pay an expensive room for two (not many hotels offer discounts anymore when you book a single room). Also if you are travelling as a bigger group, you can book a whole dorm to yourself. Even though I think I’d go with the below option then.
It is not so much extra you pay, when you book your own apartment in Oslo, in contrast to 7 beds in a hostel. The greatest thing about it, you can choose from some top class Airbnb in fantastic locations. Almost none of them are scabby or even slightly unstylish… Expect to pay between €80 €100 for a lovely apartment for 4 people. Do the maths! It ends up being super cheap! Of course then you just have to look after yourselves in terms of breakfast, but speaking of that…
Things to do in Oslo
Oslo is a great place for coffee lovers! If a proper breakfast for you involves a great coffee, then you won’t be disappointed in Oslo. Check out the many cafes in Oslo, here you can find a list of places to explore Oslo’s coffee scene.
But what else is there to do? If you visit Oslo in summer, check out the Botanical Gardens. They make a nice stroll. Interested in the Viking History of Norway? Then Historical and Viking Ship Museum can be interesting for you.
If you are an art-lover I would recommend Ekebergparken to you. In the big park you come across amazing sculpture artwork by great artists. When it comes to architecture you need to check out the Oslo Opera House, built right at the waterfront. No visit is complete without a walk on the roof. It’s a spectacular building and a masterpiece of design!
Oslo Northern Lights
Now is it possible to see the Northern Lights in Oslo? Since Norway stretches so far north and Oslo is in the South I have to disappoint you. If your stay is long enough, however, you can book trips to Tromsø or Bergen. You’d have to fly there though… I would suggest, keep the Northern Lights for another trip :D