TRAVEL ALERT! Important information about the Coronavirus situation in Norway
close
Dynamic Variation:
Offers
x

There was not an exact match for the language you toggled to. You have been redirected to the nearest matching page within this section.

Choose Language
Toggling to another language will take you to the matching page or nearest matching page within that selection.
Search & Book Sponsored Links
  • Hotels

    Scandic Hotels – in all major cities from north to south

    Nordic Choice Hotels – a different hotel company

    Thon Hotels – with fantastic breakfast

    Radisson Blu Hotels – discover your favourite destinations

    Citybox – modern and affordable hotels in a central location

  • Getting Here & Around

    Widerøe – the largest regional airline in Scandinavia

    AutoEurope – always a smooth car rental experience

    Vy express – travel with bus throughout Norway

    DFDS – Europe’s leading ferry operator 2012-2020

    Rent-A-Wreck – the smart car rental alternative

    Arctic Campers – Norway’s camper van rental

    NOR-WAY Bussekspress – travel green with express busses

    Vy – it should be easy to travel green

    Cabin Campers – your cottage on four wheels

    SJ NORD – the adventure starts on the train

  • Tours & Round trips

    Hurtigruten – "The World’s Most Beautiful Sea Voyage"

    Authentic Scandinavia – exciting Norway tours

    Up Norway – tailored journeys

    Norrøna Hvitserk – expeditions and adventure holidays

    Fjord Tours – experience Norway in a nutshell® with one ticket

    50 Degrees North – unforgettable tailor-made and small group tours to Norway

    Discover Norway – skiing, biking and hiking tours in Norway

    Norwegian Holidays – low-price package holidays with Norwegian. Flight, hotel and rental car

    Secret Atlas – Svalbard and Northern Norway. Small Ship with 12 guests.

    Stromma – sightseeing, excursions and experiences with bus, boat and train.

    Book Nordics – tours and activities, safaris, daytrips, expeditions, cabins and adventure stays

  • Cottages & Holiday Houses

    DanCenter – your specialist in holiday homes in Norway

    Norgesbooking – book your perfect cabin stay in Norway

  • Alpine mountain resorts

    Beitostølen – adventure and delight all year

  • Offers

Search
or search all of Norway
Kadir in the Pride Parade
The Proud Experience.
Photo: Visit Norway / VisitOSLO & Oslo Brand Partners / Oslo Pride and FRI / Bleed / Trigger / Løvik / Havstein

muteplay/pauseplay/pause

Be proud, feel the OsLove

Yes, you can hold hands. Yes, you can kiss your partner. Here’s how Kadir, Anna, and Klára experienced the Norwegian capital and Oslo Pride – Norway’s biggest celebration of love, freedom, and diversity.

“If we were to sum up Oslo Pride in just one word, it would be ‘moving’," Anna Grúňová (31) says with a smile.

Together with her girlfriend Klára Slivoňová (32), and Kadir Telli (23) she was invited by VisitOslo and Visit Norway to take part in Oslo Pride, the largest LGBTIQ+ event in Norway.

"Everyone we met was so friendly and supportive. The number of people participating in the celebration, including thousands of people who were not gay, was simply overwhelming. Even firefighters, police officers, and the army joined the parade! That made a big impression on us. The music was perfect, and so was the vibe. Every street was decorated with rainbow flags. It seemed like the whole city had prepared for the parade,” she continues. 

Anna and Klára at Oslo Pride
Anna and Klára at Oslo Pride.
Photo: VisitOSLO
Dynamic Variation:

“We felt that Oslo was a place where people accept you for who you are” – Klára Slivoňová​

The Palace Park in Oslo
The Palace Park in Oslo.
Photo: VisitOSLO

Except for the Pride, what did you do in Oslo?
“We explored several parts of the city by foot, bike, and boat. We visited the Oslo Opera house, which was an impressive piece of architecture. We dug into the Viking history at the Viking Ship Museum on the Bygdøy peninsula, and we studied the fascinating sculptures in the Vigeland Park in Frogner. Another highlight was to walk through Damstredet, a picturesque cobbled street in central Oslo with several charming wooden houses,” says Anna.

Dynamic Variation:

What makes Oslo an LGBTIQ-friendly travel destination?
“We felt that Oslo was a very welcoming city, a place where people accept you for who you are. For instance, nobody was looking at us when we were holding hands. Instead, some people actually walked up to us and said: ‘This is your celebration, but we will take part in it’,” Klára explains.

Anna og Klára at Oslo Pride
Anna and Klára at Oslo Pride.
Photo: VisitOSLO
Dynamic Variation:

Is there one advice you would give to newcomers in Oslo?
“Don’t be afraid to ask the locals. People in Oslo are very friendly and can often give you great advice. Get hold of a map, buy the Oslo Pass, and plan at least one picnic in a park. The distances are short but the experiences plentiful so it might be a good idea to make a plan before you start your exploration,” Klára recommends.

Check out the places they visited

More about LGBTIQ+ travel in Norway

Oslo also offers …

Dynamic Variation:
Your Recently Viewed Pages

Back to top