Oslo is an ideal city for cycling, with short distances between the vibrant city life and untouched nature. Here are three routes where you can discover many of the city’s highlights.
Oslo Harbour Promenade (Havnepromenaden) ties the city together from east to west and stretches nine kilometres along Oslo’s waterfront.
Including some of Norway’s most famous buildings, the Harbour Promenade is an ideal route for those who want city sightseeing at a leisurely pace.
During the nine-kilometre promenade, you can experience everything from famous museums and historic buildings to modern landmarks like The Oslo Opera House, The Astrup Fearnley Museum, and Bjørvika Barcode, an area consisting of twelve narrow high-rise buildings of different heights and widths.
And be prepared – you are going to get hungry on this trip. The smell of fresh, local food from some of Oslo’s most exciting restaurants will follow you along the promenade. Here you can be sure to find culinary experiences that will fit your budget.
Start/end: Kongshavn at the exit of Alnaelva river/Frognerkilen
Distance: 9 kilometres
Level: Easy, this route is flat and covered with asphalt
When cycling on the roads in Norway, the same traffic regulations and road signs apply to you as to cars and other vehicles: Keep to the right, give way to those coming from your right, and don’t drink and bike.
Norway is a country of outstanding natural beauty. Preserving this landscape, its communities, and the way of life is essential for locals and visitors alike.
With Oslo city bike, it’s easy to explore Oslo on two wheels.
Use your phone to unlock bikes at more than 100 stations in and around the city centre. If a rack is full or empty, the next one is often close by.
Oslo city bike offers three different subscriptions; day pass, 3-day pass and season pass (valid from April until the end of November).
You can use the same bike for up to 45 minutes, and you may then pick up another bike at the same or any other bike station.