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The capital of Norway is a well-equipped conference city with a cosy and easily navigated city centre. There are meeting facilities for up to 6,000 people and over 12,000 hotel rooms with a total of 20,000 beds on offer.

One of the highlights of Oslo as a conference city is no doubt the combination of city life with easy access to outdoor activities. Together with a compact city centre that is easy to navigate, it is an excellent host for any event.

Outdoor activities

Oslo is surrounded by the vast forest area of Nordmarka, a great area for team-building activities. Within easy reach, it is possible to go hiking, biking, Nordic walking, or canoeing on one of the many lakes. Winter boasts the opportunity for great skiing, both downhill and cross country, tobogganing and horse sleigh rides. For those wishing to enjoy a more relaxing activity, wrap up warm and savour a tasty cup of hot chocolate in a lavvo. Read more at visitoslo.com/meetings/activities.

Attractions

In the harbour a number of charter boats offer trips among the many islands of the Oslofjord. These boats represent a different and increasingly popular way to entertain guests. You can also visit one of Oslo’s many world-class museums and sights, from Holmenkollen Ski Jump to the Viking Ship Museum or the amazing Vigeland Sculpture Park. Find more suggestions at visitoslo.com/meetings/attractions.

Excursions

Half day and full day excursions to the areas around Oslo are very popular items on a partner programme. Hadeland Glassverk, former iron works Bærums Verk and Drøbak at the narrowest point of the Oslofjord, are all within an hours drive from Oslo. Get more ideas at visitoslo.com/meetings/suggestions.

Restaurants

Oslo offers a wide range of restaurants with capacity for larger groups. You may choose from good, old-fashioned rustic food, delicious dishes of fish, game, moose and reindeer, or stimulating culinary dishes from every corner of the world. The products come fresh from Nature’s own pantry. You can look for restaurants suitable for groups at visitoslo.com/meetings/restaurants.

History and culture

Oslo is characterised by a mix of old and new architecture, parks, hills, museums, monuments, lakes, forests and the fjord. It is a vibrant city, excellent for shopping, cultural and sports activities. The history of Oslo goes back 1,000 years, to the Viking Age, and embraces cultural giants such as Edvard Munch, Gustav Vigeland and Henrik Ibsen. Read more at visitoslo.com/meetings/history.

Climate

Oslo’s climate is milder than the northern latitude might indicate. During the summer months, temperatures often equal that of cities much further south. Summer days are long, and the sun sets around 10:00 pm.

Oslo Terrace meeting
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Oslo Terrace meeting.
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Voksenasen Hotell in Oslo
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Oslo Terrace meeting.
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Oslo Summer evening at the Ekebergrestauranten
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Oslo Summer evening at the Ekebergrestauranten.
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The Ekeberg restaurant
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Oslo Summer evening at the Ekebergrestauranten.
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Contact information

Oslo Convention Bureau
Phone: +47 23 10 62 00
Website: visitoslo.com/meetings

Annie Kirsti Korsmo, Convention Director 
Email: congress@visitoslo.com

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Getting here and around

By air:
  • Major airlines have daily non-stop flights from key cities in Europe like Amsterdam (1 hour 45 minutes), Frankfurt (1 hour 55 minutes), London (2 hours 15 minutes) and Paris (2 hours 15 minutes). There are non-stop connections between Oslo and several large cities in the USA, including New York, as well as Bangkok, Doha and Dubai. Oslo may be reached from all continents via Copenhagen (55 minutes), with departures every hour.
  • The main airport, Oslo Airport in Gardermoen, is located 55 kilometres north of the capital. The airport serves over 100 domestic and international destinations. From the Oslo Airport you can reach Oslo's city centre by the express train Flytoget (19 minutes), express bus, local train, hire car or taxi.
  • There are also direct flights from dozens of European cities to Sandefjord Airport Torp (110 kilometres south west of Oslo) and Moss Airport Rygge (66 kilometres south east of Oslo). You can get to Oslo by bus or train from both airports.
By train or bus:
  • All trains arrive at Oslo Central Station (Oslo S), while regional and international bus routes stop at Oslo Bus Terminal. The stations are conveniently located at the main public transportation junction in the city centre. Nor-Way Bussekspress has daily departures from Oslo.

By boat:
  • Four ferries arrive daily to Oslo from Kiel, Copenhagen and Frederikshavn. They have first-class meeting facilities and exciting incentive programmes.
  • Oslo is also a popular cruise destination, especially in the summer season. All cruise boats dock at the quayside in the centre of Oslo with walking distance to many of the city's attractions, such as Akershus Fortress, the Opera House, the Nobel Peace Center and the Royal Palace. For more information about Cruise boats, please contact Oslo Cruise Network.
Oslo Meeting at the harbour
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Oslo Meeting at the harbour.
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Oslo meeting at the harbour

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Oslo Meeting at the harbour.
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Key facts

  • The capital of Norway is also its largest city with almost 650,000 inhabitants.
  • Oslo Airport Gardermoen is 55 kilometres from the city centre, easily accessible by express train in about 20 minutes. There are over 200 international flights a day and 1,300 per week.
  • There are over 80 hotels, approximately 12,000 rooms and 20,000 beds.
  • In the vicinity of Oslo, another 15 hotels offer approximately 2,000 additional rooms.
  • The largest conference hall has a capacity of 6,000 (theatre style).
  • Oslo offers a unique location between the forest and the sea, ideal for outdoor activities.

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