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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Convention Bureau
Phone: +47 23 10 62 00
Annie Kirsti Korsmo, Convention Director
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.