Renowned for its cornucopia of attractions and activities, Norway’s capital city, Oslo, makes for a fantastic vacation getaway. It is dotted with museums, restaurants and beguiling historic sites that are sure to attract you. But before you hop onto your flight to Oslo, read on to know if you are travel ready!
When to go
Since vacationing is much beyond the booking of cheap flight tickets (though it’s always great to fly at reduced airfares), you need to make sure that the time you choose for your holiday caters to all your demands. When it comes to Oslo, the city offers activities like skiing, swimming, hiking etc.
Oslo’s climate is divided into four distinct weather patterns namely, winters that start from November and last till March, spring that ranges from April till May, summers that can be felt from June till August and autumn that is experienced from September till October.
If you are interested in skiing, then the best time for you to book your cheap tickets to Oslo is from November to March as the snow is plentiful. Besides this you can even indulge in a host of other winter activities there.
Since Oslo receives plenty of sunshine too, the summers here are rather pleasant, with long drawn out warm days. In fact owing to its location, the capital city is counted as one of the driest and warmest parts of Norway. Hence, if you are here during the summer months then this is the perfect time for hitting the beach.
What to pack
Your Oslo packing list should comprise of clothes for all weathers. Even in summers, ensure that you pack an all-weather jacket. Besides this pack in the usual summer gear of t-shirts, tops etc. If coming in winters then stock up warm winter clothes as the temperature hovers around zero or a few degrees below that.
Also make provisions for windy and rainy weather by packing in a sturdy umbrella, wind cheater and raincoat. Since Oslo is such a sought after winter sport destination, you can easily get all kinds of sport equipment here.
Oslo is a relatively safe place to roam at, even during the late night hours. There isn’t much that happens in the name of crime here, leaving aside petty thievery. Pick pocketing is an occurrence you will have to beware of, especially during the festivals. Make sure you keep your valuables at a safe place and take care of your wallets.
Leaving aside this, you don’t have to worry much. Traveling even late at night, or using the local transport, is fairly safe. Just avoid being out very, very late near bars, pubs and the Central station.
Smoking is stringently forbidden in Oslo, especially at the Oslo airport and various restaurants, pubs and bars. Besides this, you are even prohibited to light a smoke while traveling in a mode of public transportation.
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