Oslo is the capital of Norway and a “must-visit urban destination” with “an acclaimed new opera house and plenty of high-end dining options”, according to the article “31 places to go to in 2010” in The New York Times. Oslo is an increasingly international city with approximately 600.000 inhabitants and, apparently, the fastest growing city in Europe today. The city is located with the fjord on one side, and surrounded by forests and hills on the others. It is a fairly modern city with many attractions for visitors, including the Vigeland park, the Munch museum, the Opera house, the Polar Ship and Viking Ship Museums, and the Holmenkollen ski jump. June is an ideal time of the year to visit Oslo, with a comfortable climate and long Nordic summer nights.
More Information about Oslo
- Visit Oslo – The official web site for tourist information in Oslo
- The Oslo Pass – 1/2/3-day passes for public transport plus admission to many museums and sights
- International airports around Oslo
The closest airport to Oslo is Oslo Gardermoen. In order to get to the city center you can take the Airport express train or the regional trains. When you get out of baggage claim head right and follow the signs to the trains. Disembark at Oslo central station for connections to all forms of public transit (see below).
From Jernbanetorget (Oslo Central Station) you can take the westbound line 4 (Vestli) or line 5 (Ringen via Storo or Sognsvann). Disembark at Forskningsparken station. See ruter.no for more information. From the station in Ullevål Stadion you can take the eastbound lines 4 (Bergkrystallen), 5 (Ringen via Majorstuen or Vestli via Majorstuen). Disembark at Forskningsparken (one stop). See ruter.no for more information.
Turn off Store Ringvei by the exit towards the Rikshospitalet, (Oslo University Hospital). Arrival from the west: turn left in the first and the second roundabout. Drive uphill and take the first exit to the left. You are now in Gaustadalleén, and Ole-Johan Dahls Building is on your lefthand side, approximately 500 metres further down the road. Arrival from the east: follow the second exit after the Tåsen tunnel. Follow the second exit from the roundabout (slightly to the left). Drive uphill and take the first exit to the left. You are now in Gaustadalleén, and Ole-Johan Dahls Building is on your lefthand side, approximately 500 metres further down the road.
If you travel by train (NSB), Oslo Central Station disembark at Oslo Central station (Oslo Sentralstasjon / Oslo S). Then switch to the metro or tram to get to the venue. Please visit NSB for further information about train departures. NSB is cheaper than Flytoget, but not as frequent.