2010-10-25 Oslo

Oslo is the capital of Norway and a must-visit urban destination, 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. The city is beautifully located with the fjord on one side, and surrounded by forests and hills on the others.

Oslo offers 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.

Further information about visiting Oslo may be found at http://www.visitoslo.com/en or in the Oslo Visitor Centre. The Visitor Centre is open Monday to Sunday 09:00–18:00 and can be found in Østbanehallen next to Oslo Central Station. Entrance from Jernbanetorget (the square with the tiger sculpture) or from inside the hall.


Public Transport

The public transport in Oslo is operated by Ruter. Ruter’s tickets can be used on the metro, trams, buses, ferries and trains in Oslo and Akershus, but are not valid on airport shuttle buses, the Airport Express Train, TIMEkspressen or the Bygdøy ferries. Buy your ticket using your mobile phone (see ruter.no/en/mobile-apps/), at kiosks (such 7-Eleven, Deli de Luca, etc.), from ticket machines (outside the metro stations), or at Service Points (Central Station, Majorstuen, etc.). More information at ruter.no.

Tickets and fares (for zone 1):

  • Single Ticket: 33 NOK (but more if you buy the ticket directly on the bus/tram!)
  • 24-hours Ticket: 90 NOK
  • 7-days Ticket: 240 NOK

Taxi Companies

  • Taxi2: Tel. 02202
  • Norgestaxi: Tel. 08000
  • Oslo Taxi: Tel. 02323

Payment: Pay in cash (Norwegian kroner only) or by credit card. If you want to pay by credit card, please inform the driver at the start of the trip. Taxis in Norway accept the most common cards such as VISA, American Express, Eurocard and MasterCard. Please be aware that non-chipped cards may not always be accepted.


Apotek 1 Storgata:

  • Address: Storgata 8.
  • Telephone: +47 24155050.
  • Open until 17:00.

Vitusapotek Jernbanetorget:

  • Address: Jernbanetorget 4B.
  • Telephone: +47 23358100.
  • Open 24 hours.

Emergency Numbers

  • 110 – Fire
  • 112 – Police
  • 113 – Ambulance