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Oslo is the capital of Norway and the country’s most populous city with approximately 670 000 inhabitants.
The city offers a great variety of sights and outdoor activities and is a popular destination for tourists from all around the world. It is accessible from all major European cities by air, railway and road.
A number of convenient means of transport are available for travel between Oslo International Airport at Gardermoen and Oslo city centre. A broad range of hotels, including hotels you can book via ADEE’s website, from simple standard to luxury suites with extensive capacity are available, with tram, bus and underground stops close by, allowing for convenient and quick transport to and from the ADEE conference facilities.
Visiting Oslo you will discover and experience a variety of sights from rock carvings created in the Stone Age, to exploring Medieval Oslo where the first town-like settlement appearing around the year 1000 AD in today’s Gamlebyen. For the art enthusiast highlights include the Munch museum and contemporary architecture as the Oslo Opera.
The city is beautifully situated at the head of the Oslo Fjord surrounded by forested hills, and this very location gives the city qualities you may not expect from a capital.
Oslo provides the advantages of a metropolis, combined with a charming and informal small-town like character due to the inhabitants’ hospitality and English-language skills, short distances and the city’s proximity to the recreation areas and the beautiful outdoors.
While many people see Oslo as the winter capital, it is just as much a summer city: On nice summer days, small boats crowd the Oslo Fjord and the parks are full of picnickers. Oslo's citizens make the most of it when the sun appears and enjoy the long summer days.
The city centre invites walks on Oslo’s historical main street Karl Johans gate that takes you to the cathedral Oslo Domkirke, Norway’s parliament Stortinget, the National Theatre Nasjonaltheatret, the main building of the University of Oslo, the National Gallery, which includes art by the famed painter Edvard Munch, and the Royal Palace. Close to the city centre is Aker Brygge with cafes, restaurants and shopping areas right at the waterfront of the Oslo fjord and the 17th century Akershus Fortress, housing the Resistance Museum.
You can find several popular attractions on the abundantly green peninsula Bygdøy, which stretches into the Oslo fjord:
The Norwegian Folk Museum
The Viking Ship Museum
The Fram Museum exhibiting the polar explorer Fridtjof Nansen’s expedition vessel
The Kon-Tiki Museum with Thor Heyerdahl’s original raft Ra
The Norwegian Maritime Museum
Another spectacular tourist attraction is the Vigeland Park, a large sculpture park made by a single artist, Gustav Vigeland. The Holmenkollen Ski Jump, visible from many parts of the city, has been popular among Norwegians and visitors from all around the world since the 1952 Winter Olympics.
Increasingly popular activities are boat trips or island hopping on the Oslo Fjord, which many inhabitants and tourists extend to a day at the beach, swimming and grilling during the summer months.
Find out about more attractions, activities, restaurants and more on the website of Visit Oslo, Oslo’s official travel guide to Oslo.
The Norwegian summer is unpredictable and the weather can range from warm and sunny to chilly and rainy. For updated weather forecast information, please check the YR website.
Norway is in the Central European Time Zone (CET).
The Norwegian currency is Norwegian kroner (NOK).
Information about whether you need to apply for a visitor’s visa is available here.
The standard voltage in Norway is 220 V, and the power sockets are type C and F (continental-style two-pin plugs). Unless your computer or other electric appliance is designed for 220 V, you will need a converter or transformer.