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Tucked quietly in the heart of Norway lies Oslo in her ever so unbend grace. Rested at an elevation of 23 m while covering an area of 454 km² this city is big, wide, and filled with joy and endless surprises. Take a stroll around the city and you will be greeted by profuse greenery and jaw-dropping skylines. The aesthetic of every corner is a muse in itself. The layout of the city is well-planned and neat giving it a sharp yet intimate feel. The diversity of rich green under your feet, the blue of the sky and concrete jungle around make Oslo a special visual treat. Another interesting fact is that it is one of the five most expensive cities in the world to live in.

St. Peter’s Basilica
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Oslo is known for its rich nautical history which includes the Vikings. The city has managed to preserve its intense and flamboyant heritage and culture since then. You will find the Viking ship museum which has ships from the 9th century. The deep-rooted Scandinavian values merge perfectly with the city’s contemporary views. The city has also witnessed a romantic nationalist movement in the fourteenth century which is still very evident in its art and culture. It holds a plethora of lively music and entertainment festivals throughout the year like Oslo Jazz Festival, International Church Music Festival, and Chamber Music Festival. The city is also big on food. It is famous for its exotic seafood.  You ought to try the scrumptious delicacies offered in its fine dining and chic cutesy cafes. Hit Fiskerit Youngstorget to try the ever so amazing smoked salmon or go with the epic mouth-watering Norwegian hot dogs.

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The city happens to the capital of Norway. It is visited by thousands of people annually. Keeping that in mind, Oslo is saturated with various opportunities which allow you to have fun. Indulge in the beauty of the city while exploring the glorious hallways of hundred-year-old museums. Norway’s Resistance Museum, The Fram Museum, and Labour Museum are among its famous ones. The metropolis never lets you forget how sophisticated it is so you must not forget to check out the majestic Frogner Park. The warm atmosphere, jolly people, and amazing facilities of Oslo will leave you in absolute awe.  

 

Oslo is a city that will spoil you with the endless number of options when it comes to public transportation for squandering around. From busses, trains, ferries, taxis and trams, you can never get enough of it. Although the city centre is pretty much compact and can easily be explored by foot, the suburban area boasts some of the most significant sightseeing places and can only be visited with the help of a transport. 

Tram, Oslo |        Image by Albert Koch from flickr 
 

If you wish to explore the Bygdøy museums, you can take the bus number 30 which comes in budget and helps you in exploring the city without trying too hard. There are two sorts of busses in the city, the red ones are the local busses while the green ones are regional busses. Trams are yet another mode of transport that will help you in squandering around Oslo, some areas to explore from the Tram are Park, Bislett Stadion, Aker Brygge and Grünerløkka. 

 

Metro, Oslo        |        Image by V31S70 from flickr 
 

Oslo Metro or T-bane is a very popular mode of transport amongst both the travellers as well as the locals, moving around without any sort of trouble to get into the traffic jam, 5 lines from 1-5 cover the entire city 

Trains are a much cheaper option if you want to roam around the city in the cheapest way possible. A single ticket for an hour would cost somewhere around 4 EUR, make sure to keep the luggage at its lowest while travelling in a train. 

 

The city of Oslo has tucked close to its international airport so the city is easily accessible at any point of time. Oslo Airport Gardermoen lies at a distance of just miles from the heart of the city. You can reach the airport from the city via different means. One of the most convenient ways is by bus. Bus transfers are cheap, comfortable, and quick. You will find that airport transfers in Oslo are so smooth and easy.

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Another means of the commute is by taking the train. Get on board and cut down the extra time. Oslo train transfers are smooth, comfortable, and very tourist-friendly. They are especially very friendly when you have a lot more luggage with you. So book your tickets as soon as possible and hop on to explore the picturesque sights of Oslo.

One of the best modes of commute still stands to be private taxi services. Oslo taxi transfers are very cosy and friendly. Oslo taxi fares are affordable and are available at different prices according to your budget and need. Rydeu provides one of the best transfer facilities across the city and to/from the airport. So, what is the wait for? Book with Rydeu right now! The beautiful city of Oslo waits to be explored by you.

 

 

The majestic city of Oslo is filled with an array of options to have fun around. It is a storehouse of exciting places and visual delights. When in the city, you ought to check these out. Some of them are as follows

Norwegian National Gallery
Norwegian National Gallery
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Norwegian National Gallery-

reeking art and aesthetic lays this glorious gallery in the heart of the city. The gallery has everything. From Renaissance and Baroque pieces to modern paintings, it is a deep pool of thriving art and its musings. The famous Norwegian National Gallery is one of the city’s main highlights. One of the main reasons why people visit the place is to see the iconic  Edvard Munch’s The Scream. You must visit the museum when in Oslo.

 

Oslo Opera House
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 Oslo Opera House-

standing still on the harbour being the humble abode to Norwegian National Opera & Ballet is the ever so enchanting Oslo Opera House. It is big, splendid and captivating in all its majestic grandeur. The warm is a beautiful contrast of warm and cold with oak interiors and ice-cold exterior made up of glass and stone. The beautiful wall panel by Olafur Eliasson and the stunning stainless steel sculpture by Monica Bonvicini will make your heart leap in excitement.

 

Oslo Travel Tips

What are the cheapest ways of getting from Gardermoen to Oslo city centre?

If you are traveling a lot in Norway, you will most probably use the Gardermoen international airport. Gardermoen is the biggest airport in Norway, and it's located 47 km north of Olso city center. It is surely possible to take a train, bus or taxi directly from the airport. But when it comes to the affordable option, One of the train options, "Vy" is generally the cheapest one you can find. It takes around 25 minutes for trains to get from the airport to the city center (Oslo Sentrum) and it costs around €10. The train makes a couple of stations along the way, making it a bit slower than the next option. So, it might be a little time-consuming. Vy is also the best choice if you travel from the airport to some other city in Norway. Another train option is the so-called Flytoget, or express train, which departs every 10 minutes from the airport and costs €20. You will reach the center of Olso in just 19 minutes. Students and children (under 16 ) have the right to a half-price discount. Last, and cheapest, you have the option to take a taxi. Norwegian taxi companies are very professional in their service. On the other hand, getting a taxi might be problematic in some cases like, if your flight gets delayed, you have to cancel the booking. in this case, the private transfer service saves the day! For pre-booking, the comfort car you can visit the rydeu.com page for checking out your desired travel mode and they also provide options like booking cancellations and waiting for up to 60min in case you are running late.

Do taxis in Oslo take credit cards for payment?

Oslo has an excellent transportation system. Public transportation is generally safe and the taxis are generally expensive, but usually easily available. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted in Oslo since the taxi fare fluctuates according to the time you are traveling, they accept card payment methods as well. If you own a Visa, Eurocard, MasterCard, Diners Club, and American Express card you should be able to pay practically anywhere. In the case of private transfers, it is even more secure because you can pre-book your ride and choose your desired payment method from the options they provide. They also offer a booking cancellation option which makes it even more reliable. Visit rydeu.com for your best travel experience.

What is the best way to go from Oslo central station to the airport?

It is simple to get from Oslo Airport to the city centre because the road distance between Oslo airport to the city centre is approximately 50km. And there are many options available. The airport is served by buses, taxis, local trains, and express trains. When it comes to the best way then pre-booking a taxi or a private transfer is the best win. It not only saves money and time but also drops you to your destination by choosing the fastest routes. There is no doubt about why they are best known for their service. You can definitely check rydeu.com for booking your private transfer which matches your budget. Rydeu is a reliable & affordable transfer provider which offers, a secure online booking process, free cancellation, and “Pay Later” options. Now, travel with rydeu.com in the comfort of premium.

How to get from Oslo Gardermoen airport to Oslo city centre nearest hotels?

The Nordic region's second busiest airport is the which attracts international travelers coming to Norway, wherever to their ultimate destination. It is simple to get from Oslo Airport to the nearest city hotels, and there are many options: the airport is served by buses, taxis, local trains, and express trains. The two mentioned above are outside the airport area and require you to use an expensive shuttle bus to reach them, or an even more expensive taxi. Bear this in mind when comparing options. You’ll need a bus or taxi to reach all the other hotels, which often wipes out any savings. The shuttle bus service is expensive for what it is, especially if you are traveling as a group. If you are traveling in a group you could save by taking a taxi, or by booking a private transfer. Reliable private transfer like rydeu.com offers you best options that fit your group size and also provides the best service including booking cancellation options and multiple payment methods. Now, travel in ease with rydeu.com.

What is the best way to get from Oslo Gardermoen to city centre?

Oslo has got one airport, Gardermoen which is 45 km from the city centre. The fastest way to downtown Oslo is by Flytoget, the shuttle train, which takes you to the city centre in 20 minutes and costs around €16. If you are looking for a cheaper option than this, then you can travel by taking a taxi. The pricing depends upon the time you are travelling which costs only around, €1per kilometres. And, for the first 10kilometress and thereafter €1.33. Rates are higher during other periods. For example, Oslo Taxi charges €63 between downtown Oslo and Gardermoen Airport before 5 pm and €74 after. The best way is to book a private transfer so that you can compare the prices according to the mode of transfer you choose without worrying about the time of travel. For the best experience, rydeu.com provides the best services including pre-booking options just by few clicks. Book your transfer that fits your group size and enjoy your ride comfortably.

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