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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 13,500 hotel rooms on offer. Oslo is also proud to be in Lonely Planet's top 10 cities to visit in 2018.

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

Contact information

VisitOSLO Convention Bureau
Phone: +47 23 10 62 00

Kristin Guttormsen Overvaag, Director of Meetings and Events

Getting here and around

  • By train or bus

    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

    By boat

    Three 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.

  • By plane

    By plane

    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). You can get to Oslo from the airport by bus or train.


Oslo Meeting at the harbour
Oslo Meeting at the harbour.
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Oslo meeting at the harbour

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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