All you need to know about Oslo

Oslo is the capital city of Norway and the third largest city in Scandinavia, after Stockholm and Copenhagen. Oslo is famed for its green spaces and is located in the south of Norway at the tip of the Oslofjord. The city home to a number of visitor attractions including the Royal Palace, National Theatre and Oslo Cathedral, whilst also being home to an impressive collection of museums and galleries. Oslo is the economic centre of Norway and is a hub for banking, industry, shipping and Norwegian trade. The city has a large maritime industry and is home to some of the largest shipping companies in the world. It is considered a global city and is a regular destination for European business travellers. When visiting Norway on a business trip, be sure to check out our serviced apartments in Oslo.

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STAYING IN OSLO?

Having booked your SilverDoor serviced apartment, it is time to prepare for your trip to Oslo. We have put together some essential information to help prepare you for your stay in the Norwegian capital. 

Transport in Oslo

Oslo is served by an international airport which offers a direct Flytoget shuttle train to the city centre. The train runs every 10 minutes, with the journey taking 20 minutes and costing NOK 160 one-way. When travelling around Oslo, the Ruter network makes transportation around the city easy. Business travellers can take advantage of the free Oslo Pass which enables free travel on buses, trams and metro in zones 1 and 2. This makes navigating Oslo cheap and efficient for business travellers. 

Weather in Oslo

Oslo has an oceanic climate which is characterised by warm summers and cold winters, with much rainfall. Due to Norway’s latitude, Oslo has around 18 hours of daylight in the summer and only six in winter. Temperatures are warm in the summer, although in winter they drop significantly with snow common.

Cuisine in Oslo

With Norway being the world’s largest producer of salmon, it’s no surprise that the fish is a popular food in Oslo. Norwegian smoked salmon is amongst the best in the world and a must try for visitors to Norway. Other local dishes include Kjøttkaker (meatballs), Svinekoteletter (pork chops) and Fårikål (mutton stew). 

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT OSLO

-          -   Oslo is the fifth most expensive city to live in the world.

-          -   The Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony is hosted annually in the Oslo City Hall.

-          -   Frogner Park is the largest sculpture park in the world, with over 200 sculptures made by a single artist.

-          -   Most of Oslo is consisted of forests, with the city being voted the European Green Capital for 2019.

-          -   Oslo donates an annual Christmas tree to London which is displayed in Trafalgar Square as gratitude to the people of London for their support and assistance during the Second World War.

-          -   The iconic ‘Scream’ painting was based on Oslo and is displayed in the Munch Museum in the capital.

-          -   Oslo has a Viking ship museum which contains unimpaired ships dating back over 1000 years ago. 

WHAT IS A SERVICED APARTMENT?

Our serviced apartments in Oslo are crafted with business travellers in mind. Modern, spacious and situated in central Oslo, our corporate accommodation is fully furnished and the very best in the city. At SilverDoor, we understand that every corporate traveller has different needs, which is why our expert booking agents go above and beyond by helping to find the perfect apartment for your stay. Our Oslo serviced apartments offer unique flexibilities that are rarely an option in a typical hotel. Primarily, our corporate clients are able to decide how regular they would like their apartment to be serviced. This flexibility allows for fewer intrusions which helps to make our guests feel at home. Secondly, our serviced accommodation in Oslo comes with kitchen facilities, allowing our clients flexibility. Guests can choose whether to cook at home or eat of in one of Oslo’s fine restaurants. Business travellers appreciate this flexibility which also helps to reduce expenses on a business trip. Finally, a USP of our serviced apartments in Oslo is that the average apartment is approximately twice the size of the standard hotel room. Not only does this provide more room to relax, the extra space enables our clients to entertain guests or conduct business meetings in the living space.

WHY CHOOSE A SERVICED APARTMENT IN OSLO WITH SILVERDOOR?

Opting to stay in a SilverDoor serviced apartment in Oslo can bring multiple benefits for business travellers. With over 20 years in the corporate accommodation industry, at SilverDoor we are best placed to ensure that your business trip runs smoothly. We understand that every business traveller has differing needs, which is why our dedicated booking agents tailor every quotation to each individual. They listen to your needs and do their utmost to find your perfect serviced apartment in Oslo. With a solid expertise in the industry, our booking agents strive to ensure that every client is completely satisfied with the quality of their accommodation and the level of service they encounter. At SilverDoor, we have a strong knowledge of our apartment providers and are always looking to expand our portfolio to reaffirm our commitment to offering the best corporate accommodation in Oslo.