Getting around in Oslo – a piece of cake!

September 6, 2017 • 2 min read

Oslo is a picturesque little city with short distances. Many of the inner-city sightseeing can be found within walking distance of each other. 

Starting from Karl Johans Gate, you have the City Hall, the Opera, the Palace and Parliament within 5-10 minutes. A pretty good precondition to start exploring Oslo, we say! If you want to go to sights outside the city’s inner core, the cosiest way of travel is to go by the classic tram. In Noway, it’s in a figurative speech called “blåtrikken” and “bytrikken”. There are six lines crossing the city of Oslo: 11, 12, 13, 17, 18 and 19. To know which one to choose is easy, just look at the maps at the tram stops. A few guidelines from us to you is that line 11 takes you to Grünerløkka (the bohemian area) and line 12 to Frogner (where Vigeland Sculpture Park is located). Each line has departures every 10 minutes during the daytime and 20 minutes in the evening and at weekends.

Another way to make your way around the city is, of course, to use the metro. “T-banen” in Oslo is the country’s only metro and consists of 101 stations spread over five lines.

Our favourite, however, is the ferry transport. Between March and October, you can take the ferry to places like Bygdøy peninsula, where many of the museums of the city are to be found. They depart from City Hall, Pier 3. If you want to go to Bygdøy during winter, bus 30 departs daily.