It can be pretty tough visiting a new city, or country. You’re not sure where to eat, what to see, or even where to stay. Well I’m here to change all of that with my handy guides! They’re full of tips, tricks, and the best places to go. So stop worrying about how you’re going to make the most of your time in a new place; here are my recommendations for spending 24 hours in Oslo, Norway!
24 Hours in Oslo, Norway
- The best banana bread in town!
- Is found at Supreme Roastworks, alongside some pretty superb coffee too. It makes for the perfect breakfast.
- Walk along Grünerløkka
- The latest trendy area in Oslo is somewhat akin to London’s Shoreditch. You’ll find a variety of independent stores, designers, coffee shops and restaurants.
- Coffee stop!
- Grab some caffeine to go from Tim Wendelboe – the coffee is high quality, as is the well thought out interior of this popular spot.
- Architecture fans will love…
- Oslo City Hall. Tours do run but only during certain parts of the year. However you can wander in freely and walk around the gorgeous interiors.
- Have Lunch in Aker Brygge
- One of Oslo’s newest developments, the harbour side district is full of restaurants, cafes and shops.
- Take in some modern art at Astrup Fearnley
- The museum is also conveniantly located in the Aker Brygge district.
- Take a boat around the Oslo Fjords
- Littered with beautiful islands, stunning landmarks, and enviable Summer houses, the Oslo Fjords shouldn’t be missed. Tours run throughout the day, and start from the port in front of Oslo City Hall. Times depend on season.
- Vippa for dinner!
- Vippa is Oslo’s leading street food market, and you’ll find friends, couples and families enjoying a variety of cuisines alongside the sea front.
Hints and Tips for 24 Hours in Oslo:
- Stay in an Airbnb
- You can choose something that suits your personal style, and it’s much more affordable than a hotel. We stayed in Inga’s stunning apartment.
- Free wifi & charging in the streets
- Look out for the smart benches littered across the city. They have USB charging ports, and free wifi!
- It’s expensive, but…
- Yes, Oslo is expensive but you can get your tax back on a variety of goods including clothes, homeware and food. Just ask for a tax form when purchasing your goods, and get your tax back at the airport.
- Spirits & wine are only sold at Vinmonopolet stores. Everything else is available in supermarkets, but isn’t sold after 6pm on a Saturday, or at all on a Sunday. However restaurants and bars serve as normal.
Well there you have it, my travel guide to 24 Hours in Oslo, Noway!
And don’t forget to check out the my other 24 Hours In… guides.