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Airport of arrival: Oslo-Gardermoen Airport
Flight time from Istanbul to Oslo: 4 hours

The capital province of Norway, is a cosmopolitan center of art, history, finance, education, science and nature. Famous for its high-level life standards and natural landscapes, the city is the fourth biggest province of Scandinavia.

Formerly known as Christiania, the city was founded in 1049 as a port city. Later renamed in 1925, Oslo also stands out with its soothing and rejuvenating fresh air. Norweigan capital is also one of the cleanest and safest capitals around the world. There are affordable flight tickets to Oslo throughout the year.

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport is connected through many domestic flights to different provinces of Turkey. The airport offers direct flights to Oslo throughout the year as well.

By booking your ticket in advance, you can benefit from seasonal promotions offered by Pegasus Airlines.

About the Airport

Founded in 1998, Oslo-Gardermoen Airport connects to 152 international, 26 domestic flights. The airport hosted more than 28 million passengers in the year 2018. Oslo Airport is the second-busiest airport in the Nordic states.

Oslo Airport

The complex was built for military purposes during the 1940s. After serving as a secondary base for four decades, the airport opened at Gardermoen. The complex is 50 kilometres southeast of central Oslo and is located at Gardermoen in the municipality of Ullensaker.

Transport  from Oslo Airport to the City Center

There are several transportation options that you can take to reach the city center.

Train

The most preferred and low-cost transportation among the options is the local train. The local train is not only the cheapest option, but it is also quite comfortable and features Wi-Fi and in-seat power plugs. The cost takes about 25 minutes and the ticket costs 101 NOK.

You can find further information about the train schedule online.

Bus

The connection between the airport and the central Oslo is also served by SAS Shuttles which are located right outside the airport exit. The trip takes about 45 minutes and costs 169 NOK.

Taxi

The Norweigan capital is an expensive city compared to other provinces of the country. Although they offer a faster and a comfortable trip, transportation with taxis is not recommended. The trips cost between 600 - 800 NOK and take about 40 minutes.

Car Rental Services

If you would like to have hassle-free and flexible rides around the city, you can rent a car through Pegasus Airlines.

Public Transport

The capital city of Norway offers a quite efficient transportation system. The city’s advanced transportation system is composed of metro, bus, tramway, train, ferries and bicycles.

The general transportation network of Oslo is called Ruter. The metro system, on the other hand, is called T-bane and serves to two regions; Zone 1 and Zone 2. You can get around in the city easily and reach any destination by metro. You can obtain an Oslo Pass card which features cheaper and faster rides around Oslo.

Bicycles are also popular among locals and visitors. You can rent a bicycle from central Oslo and get around the landmarks and attractions of the city.

Oslo offers a wide range in terms of accommodation. As there are many alternatives, it is quite possible to find the best accommodation option suitable for your budget and purpose of visit.

Many of the hotels are located on Karl Johans Square which is the center of the city. If you would like to find more budget-friendly accommodation options, you can also consider booking your hotel in Gamle Oslo region. Gamle Oslo is also known as Old Oslo and the area hosts many low-cost hostels.

Frogner is also an ideal option for those who would like to have their accommodation in a remote region of Oslo. You can book your hotel through Pegasus Airlines to avoid unnecessary expenses.

The Scandinavian food culture is at its best in the Norwegian capital. The city’s cuisine is mainly composed of seafood and meat. As it is a port city, the fish has quite an impact on the city’s meals.

Some of the most famous meals of the city are Norwegian Salmon, Norwegian mixed vegetables, lefse, kumla, lutefisk and fårikål. For further information about the city’s cuisine, you can have a look at What to Eat in Oslo page.

There are some side notes below which may be of help while organizing your visit.

About Visa

There are different types of visas which you should apply regarding your purpose of visit. As Norway became a member of the Schengen Area in 2001, you can apply for a Norwegian Schengen Visa.

Neighbouring Cities

  • Gothenburg, Sweden (256 km)
  • Bergen (307 km)
  • Stockholm, Sweden (412 km)
  • Aarhus, Denmark (419 km)
  • Copenhagen, Denmark (484 km)

Weather

The climate of Oslo is Baltic semi-continental. The winter season is quite cold and harsh. Therefore, the best time to visit Oslo is during the summer season. The city receives millions of tourists especially in June, April and August.

Essential Numbers

  • Country Code: +47
  • City Code: 2
  • Oslo Airport: +47 64 81 20 00
  • Police: 112
  • Ambulance: 113
  • Fire Department: 110

One of the most significant cities of Scandinavia, Oslo is a center of culture and history. The city’s texture is enriched by various castles and museums.

Akershus Fortress is one of the most famous attractions in Oslo. Built by the order of the King V. Hakoon, the castle does not only fascinate its visitors with its architecture, but it also contains two museums about the country’s history.

Fram Museum features the strongest wooden ship and how its crew survived through the harshest conditions. The museum also offers a simulator which allows you to experience the polar expeditions. Some of the other famous museums of the city are Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Tower, Museum of Science and Technology and The Viking Ship Museum.

For further information about places to visit in Oslo, you can have a look at Oslo Travel Guide.

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