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When to go
Oslo winters are long and harsh, with temperatures dropping to -25°C and less than two hours of sunlight in December and January. May, June and July see the most sunlight and some of the city’s best festivals. They are the best months for many outdoor activities.

Getting around
Oslo has a network of buses, trams, T-bane trains and ferries. The Oslo Pass, valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours, can be used on all public transport and gives access to many museums (from £25; You can hail taxis, or contact Oslo Taxi (

Getting there
Oslo has two airports: Gardermoen, served by SAS from London Heathrow (£135;; and Torp, served by Ryanair from Liverpool and Edinburgh (£95; Airport shuttles run from both airports into Oslo (£15-£20). A taxi from Gardermoen costs £55 (

Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated the name of the statue in the photo caption. This has been fixed. 

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The article ‘Mini guide to Oslo, Norway’ was published in partnership with Lonely Planet Magazine.

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