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GENERAL INFO


Oslo - A metropolitian capital with forests and fjord


Between the Oslofjord and the forests lies Oslo, Norway’s capital and largest city, with its vibrant social scene and special combination of nature experiences and city life.


Oslo is one of Europe’s fastest-growing cities, with a population approaching 700,000 and new neighbourhoods with eye-catching architecture popping up almost by the minute. The largest city in Norway is quickly transforming into a cosmopolitan hub with an abundance of world-class museums, restaurants, and art, while still maintaining the relaxed atmosphere of a much smaller town.


To find out more about Oslo, please check out some of the following web-sites:

AIRPORT

Oslo Airport Gardermoen (OSL) is the nearest international airport and located at Gardermoen, 47 km north of Oslo City. OSL is Norway’s largest airport, with direct routes to more than 140 domestic and international destinations, as well as 80 charter destinations. Visit Oslo Airport here: www.avinor.no/en/airport/oslo-airport/ 


TRANSPORTATION

Oslo Airport has excellent ground transport connections to and from the airport.

 


CURRENCY

The national currency in Norway is Norwegian Kroner (NOK). 

All major credit cards are widely accepted at hotels, department stores 

and restaurants. EUR 1.00 = NOK 9.91 (as for January 2020).


ELECTRICAL CURRENT

The electrical outlets are 220 V, 50 Hz. Socket / plug of type C plug with two round prongs, popularly known as the europlug and used in all continental Europe countries.


LANGUAGE

The official language in Norway is Norwegian. English is widely spoken in 

hotels, restaurants, shopping centers and tourist areas. 


TIME DIFFERENCE

UTC +1 hour (CEST- Central European Summer Time Zone).


CLIMATE

During the month of May, the average daily temperature is 10-15 °C. 

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