Cheap Flights to Oslo

Oslo overview

When to book a cheap flight to Oslo

Summer in Oslo is mild and warm with temperatures on average between 19 and 24 degrees Celsius. During the summer months of June to August, there is plenty to keep you occupied, from museums, to the Vigeland sculpture park and also the numerous events which take place across the city. The Oya Festival, for instance, is one of the most popular music festivals in Norway. Famous names and up-and-coming international acts take to the stage for this festival, which attracts tens of thousands of people. This event takes place every summer, usually in the month of August but check for the exact dates when booking a flight to Oslo.

Winters are cold and snowy, with temperatures from around -7 up to -1 degrees. If you’re into winter sports, this is the perfect time to take a flight to Oslo due to the ideal weather conditions. Snow usually falls from November to April but settles from January through March. Skiing and snowboarding in Oslo is unique. No other capital in the world offers the buzz of city life with cross-country ski-trails only around 20 minutes away on the metro. This makes it a wonderful destination for groups or families who want an active winter break.

Due to the city’s northern latitude, during midsummer, Oslo experiences more than 18 hours of daylight and the city never gets completely dark at night, whereas midwinter only sees around 6 hours.

City overview

Oslo may be one of the more expensive cities in Europe, but there are ways to enjoy Norway’s sophisticated capital without melting the plastic. The first thing is to find cheap flights to Oslo and take the bus to the centre of the city. Another tip is to buy an Oslo Pass, which provides free public transport, free admission to museums and sights and even discounted ice-skate hire.

Cross the harbour by boat to the Bygdoy peninsula, where you'll find several fascinating museums including the Viking Ship Museum, Norwegian Folk Museum, Kon-Tiki Museum, which tells the story of Thor Heyerdahl who in 1947 sailed 4,000 miles across the Pacific in a raft, and Fram Museum, which tells the stories of the polar explorers.

Gustav Vigeland's sculptures populate the Vigeland sculpture park. Oslo’s most popular attraction is Vigeland Park, an enormous green space of lawns, trees and duck ponds. The park is named after famous Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland. More than 200 of Vigeland’s life-size statues are scattered through the park, showcasing 40 years of his work portraying the human form in a range of poses and emotions. The park’s most impressive piece, the Monolith, is an enormous mass of twisting, writhing bodies carved from a single column of stone. The piece is located in the park’s centre and is believed to be the largest granite sculpture in the world. Many more sculptures can be found in the Vigeland Museum, which is close to the park and also showcases the artist’s development through sketches and plaster originals.

Oslo climate

Oslo is the perfect year-round destination so your visit will depend on whether you’d like to explore the city during the long days in some summer sun or would rather be gliding down the numerous ski slopes.

Getting around Oslo

To get to Oslo from other major European cities, you can get a train or bus. Oslo’s port also has daily ferry arrivals from Kiel, Germany and Denmark’s Frederikshavn and Copenhagen. Getting around in Oslo is easy. Buses, trams and the underground metro (T-bane) comprise an efficient and affordable public transport system.

Getting from the airport

Oslo Airport (OSL) is situated 29 miles (47km) northeast of Oslo. Once your flight lands an airport bus will take you from the arrivals gate to the Oslo Bus Terminal in the city centre. You can also catch the Airport Express train or hail a cab.

Oslo insider information

  • The open-air Norwegian Museum of Cultural History features 155 authentic buildings from different national regions. In 2004, Bygdo Royal Farm merged with the museum and the farmyard, fields and grazing lands are now part of the museum grounds. Indoor exhibits feature Norwegian folk art and dress, Norway’s First Parliament Hall and ... antique toys. The Christmas Fair is Oslo's largest pre-Christmas event. Houses are traditionally decorated and there are more than a hundred stalls selling arts and crafts, foods and seasonal treats.
  • Karl Johans gate is the main pedestrian street, which connects the railway station with the Royal Palace. It’s a buzzy street with shops, cafes and lively performance artists.
  • The Oslo Domkirke, the city cathedral, dates from 1697 and boasts elaborate stained-glass windows. Concerts and exhibitions are held there and the square is a nice place to rest.
  • Aker Brygge was originally a dockyard and an industrial site - operated by Aker Mekaniske Verksted AS. It was rebuilt in the 1980s and now the area boasts offices, shops and restaurants, apartments and marina. Aker Brygge attracts millions of visitors each year.
  • Museums, museums, museums. Oslo seems to have one to suit every interest. These include the Football Museum, Ibsen Museum, Munch Museum, Norwegian Scout Museum, Oslo Fire Museum and Norway's Resistance Museum.
  • The Nobel Peace Centre, opened in Rådhusplassen in 2005, is where you can learn - through exhibits, films lectures, and interactive installations - about the various Peace Prize Laureates and their activities as well as the history of Alfred Nobel.

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How much do things cost in Oslo?

A dozen eggs
R 57.21
Bottle of wine
R 203.67
Loaf of white bread
R 44.76
1 km taxi journey
R 25.46
One-way ticket (local transport)
R 50.92
1 hour taxi waiting fee
R 694.34
Taxi - fixed fee
R 169.72
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
R 45.18
R 63.07
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
R 50.04
Meal at McDonald's or similar
R 169.72
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike shoes
R 1575.57
Pair of jeans
R 1475.52
How much does a beer cost in Oslo?
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
R 46
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
R 136
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
R 54
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
R 135

International departures to Oslo