Snow mountains, frozen lakes and fun activities for everyone - now's the time to visit the Norwegian capital!
First of all, it is not that cold as you may think - thanks to Gulf stream! Mild winters will make your vacation in Oslo comfortable. No severe colds or frozen nose.
Still it is smart to wear layers, wools socks and thermal underwear, just for your comfort. By the way, Oslo has a great choice of clothing stores and brands of sport and winter clothes! Consider to check them out if you want to buy something authentic yet very useful.
Less people on the streets. It is not a secret that winter is the low season. It means that the city is free from the crowds so you can enjoy winter streets and get much more local experience of Oslo. You also can get better hotel deals in winter.
Note: Christmas holiday season is the exception. if you want to visit Oslo around Christmas, it is better to plan you vacation in advance.
On the bright time, December is the best time to enjoy Christmas fairy tale: explore Christmas markets, buy cute gifts for your loved ones, try Scandinavian gløg and waffles with brown cheese... The city is beautifully decorated throughout Christmas time and really looks like a winter fairy tale - best memories guaranteed!
Forest is waiting for you - our tours are available daily! If you think that winter stops local from enjoying the forest, you are mistaken. Winter brings new experiences and opportunities, and nature opens from different side. You can stroll along the frozen lake shore and make a campfire with us, see famous Holmenkollen ski jump or go on a winter forest hike with one of our expert guides.
Winter in Oslo is the best time to wax your skis or try new winter activities. With Oslo Hiking you can try skiing, ice skating, snow shoeing - give it a name! We will take you to a winter wonderland with snowy sceneries and worm up by the cozy fire with cacao after having fun with winter sports.