• Alex van Terheyden

24 hours in Oslo - Norway

Updated: May 16


I found myself back in Oslo after having not been there in over 7 years. Prior to this, I had spent almost 5 years there on a part-time basis. Would I have liked to have returned sooner - of course! Would I have liked to return in the Summer rather than winter - even more so!


Oslo is very accessible to those living in north-western Europe - especially those in the UK. I used to commute back and forth from Oslo on a weekly basis all thanks to the bargain-priced flights often supplied from Ryanair. If you are interested in commuting between Oslo and the UK or simply needing a weekend break to Oslo - Norway. Once again I would advise using Skyscanner as your goto tool when searching for cheap flights. And I would also advise the summer is your friend in Norway rather than the winter unless you are gifted with Viking blood.

If you are curious about how one spends 24 hours in Oslo on a cold dark day then once again I made a video for my YouTube Channel "The Wondering Englishman". In this video, I visit the site of the July 22nd 2011 Terrorist Bomb attack. I observe what has changed in the last 7 years and I try to take in as much as possible. Join me on that adventure!

Over the years, I've had the fortune to stay in an array of hotels, apartments and various forms of accommodation while visiting Latvia. For the majority of travellers, I recommend Booking.com - yes, there are hotel comparison websites such as Trivago and Kayak. However, from my years of travel experience, I've discovered both of these comparison websites do not have all the hotels, hostels and apartments listed. The reasons behind this could be some premises simply do not pay the comparison sights a fee or the reason could be something else. If you know of the reason, do leave a comment below. However, I have discovered no matter what the location Booking.com will 9/10ths of the time have the most competitive deal and generally more choice. However, if you are super keen to get the best deal- use Booking.com, Kayak, Trivago, Lastiminute.com and Hotels.com in separate browser windows. An alternative which I do recommend for your accommodation is Airbnb. The city authorities still allow Airbnb in the city (it hasn't been banned just yet). I've booked a number of apartments via Airbnb. If you have not used them before (you have probably been living under a rock). But if you use this referral link you will get many Dollars or Euros off your first booking, and I'll get a very small referral kickback.


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