Welcome to Oslo

Fountain in the Vigeland Park
Photo: VISITOSLO/Gunnar Strøm

Norway's capital city is situated in the heart of Scandinavia, surrounded by magnificent scenery from the Oslofjord to forested hills.

Published: 15. Sep 2017, Last modified: 13. Aug 2019

With a population close to 700 000, Oslo is a cosmopolitan hub with an abundance of world-class museums, restaurants and art. Still the city maintains the relaxed atmosphere of a much smaller town. The compact city centre is easily explored on foot or by bike, and has an efficient public transport system.

The political climate in Norway is stable. Oslo is located in a quiet corner of the world, and Norway’s crime rates are among the lowest in Europe.