Hotels, travel and tourist information

Hotels

The city is not as expensive as you might think, with hotel rooms from £78 euros, including free wifi and a buffet breakfast. The majority of hotels belong to international groups, such as Strawberry (Former Nordic Choice Hotels), Radisson, Scandic and Thon Hotels, ensuring consistent quality and a high service level.

There are at least 25 hotels positioned within a 10 minute walk of either Oslo Central Station or Nationaltheatret Station.

Travel

Oslo airport is well connected making it easy to travel with direct routes from 112 international destinations. It is a quick journey of 19 minutes to Oslo Central Station from the airport.

For participants who need to apply for a visa, a letter of invitation will be issued by the host for the application process. As part of the Schengen Agreement, there are no passport controls when travelling between countries which have signed up to the agreement.

Green credentials

Oslo has great green credentials, which has made it a popular choice for our EASE Conference.

Summary of Olso’s commitment to the environment:

  • Around 95 % of the hotels hold a sustainability certification
  • 97 % of the energy consumption in Oslo comes from renewable resources
  • In 2022 Oslo ranked as number one on the Sustainable City Index
  • Since 2020 public transportation only use renewable energy, mostly electric
  • OSLO Airport is Carbon Accredited Airport and among the world’s greenest

Activities and attractions

Explore Oslo by bike – Oslo is a great city for bicycle trips, with a compact city centre and short distances to major attractions. Whether you want to see attractions or scenery, or just get some morning exercise, Oslo has a bike route that suits your needs – anything from relaxing, flat cycle routes to challenging off-road cycling in the hilly forests. The most efficient way to get around Oslo is on a bike.

Walk or run – walking or running tours are a fun and healthy way to experience and to see the main attractions in a new city. At seven o’clock in the morning the streets of Oslo are almost empty. If you bring your running shoes, tours will guide you along the path upstream Akerselva or the track all along the city’s new
seaside passing the Opera House, The Akershus Fortress, Oslo City Hall, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art and Aker Brygge. Or try a walk in our beautiful parks – The Vigeland Sculpture Park or Ekebergparken.

Fjord-side sauna – urban sauna culture has taken Oslo by storm, and the Oslo harbour now boasts several options for sauna sessions followed by refreshing dips in the fjord. The joys of sauna life include relaxation, cleansing of the body and a great social atmosphere. A sauna session in Oslo may also be combined with cultural events and fjord sightseeing. Oslo’s fjordside saunas are all located along the pier known as Langkaia, a mere stone’s throw from the city centre. They each have their special features – get your swim gear out and pick your favourite.

Nobel Peace Center – At the Nobel Peace Center, you can experience and learn about the remarkable Nobel Peace Prize laureates, the history of the Peace Prize and Alfred Nobel. Experience the Nobel Field where all the laureates are presented on their own screen, surrounded by thousand of small lights. The installation “The Peace Prize Laureates” is filled with information, photos, texts, videos and animations about the laureates’ lives and work.

City parks – explore the city with a visit to one of its famous sculpture gardens or get a bird’s eye view from the Kollensvevet zipline.

The Vigeland Sculpture park is one of Oslo’s most famous sights, and most visited attraction in Norway. A walk through this park of more than 200 sculptures in bronze, granite and cast iron, is a journey through life, as seen by Gustav Vigeland.

The Ekeberg Sculpture Park opened in 2013 and has quickly gained status among Europe’s many sculpture parks. This is a modern park with approx. 42 sculptures and installations today, but more are planned in the coming years. Guided tours through these parks are offered in several languages.

Zip down the world-famous Holmenkollen Ski Jump, all the way to the bottom of the hill! Kollensvevet zipline is 361 metres of pure adrenaline, and you will get an unforgettable view of Oslo as you sail down from the city’s famous landmark. The elevation drop is 107,5 metres. Kollensvevet is open to the public in the spring, summer and autumn. Open for pre-booked groups outside of regular opening hours. The ticket includes entry to the Ski Museum.