Tips for a Weekend Break in Oslo
Oslo is a great city to visit at any time of the year. These are my recommendations on how to see the city at its best.
To start with you should definitely take a stroll along the seaside and check out the new and vibrant reclaimed areas of Tjuvholmen and Soerenga. While you’re exploring, don’t miss out on the iconic marble Opera House.
Fancy excellent food and beer? Try out some of Oslo’s gastropubs where they serve locally made beers and great food. I’d recommend Amundsens microbrewery, located next to the Town Hall, here you get to enjoy locally produced beer and great food in a nice atmosphere, you even can watch the staff brew the beer while you wait.
Another great bar recommendation is BAR Tjuvholmen – it’s a great spot any day of the week. Also, don’t forget the roof terrace at The Thief Hotel, there’s live music events and it’s the perfect place to catch the sunset.
Oslo has a good reliable public transport network, take the tram to Holmenkollen ski jump and experience the magnificent view of the city and the fjords. If you’ve got the nerve, then take elevator to the top of the ski-jump and become a ski-jumper (hooked up to a wire), it’ll definitely be one of the most memorable parts of your trip.
Summer is a great time to visit Oslo, when you can make the most of the outdoor lifestyle during the long, bright evenings. Autumn in Oslo is beautiful and there’s no need to worry about cold weather, temperatures don’t usually drop until November.
Hans is a sales executive in Ryanair’s marketing department