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Oslo, Oslo Fylke, Norway

How much does it cost to travel to Oslo?

You should plan to spend around $140 (kr1,487) per day on your vacation in Oslo. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $31 (kr326) on meals
  • $24 (kr255) on local transportation
  • $166 (kr1,768) on hotels

A one week trip to Oslo for two people costs, on average, $1,960 (kr20,822). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Oslo cost?

A one week trip to Oslo usually costs around $980 (kr10,411) for one person and $1,960 (kr20,822) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Oslo on average costs around $1,960 (kr20,822) for one person and $3,920 (kr41,645) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Oslo will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Oslo on average costs around $4,200 (kr44,620) for one person and $8,400 (kr89,239) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Oslo has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Oslo expensive to visit?

Prices in Oslo are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Oslo is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Kinsale or Reims.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Oslo Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Oslo?

The average Oslo trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Oslo travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) kr1,768 ($166)
Local Transportation 1 kr255 ($24)
Food 2 kr326 ($31)
Entertainment 1 kr210 ($20)
Alcohol 2 kr60 - 180 ($6 - 17)
Accommodation Budget in Oslo
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Oslo is $83 (kr884). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Oslo is $166 (kr1,768). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Oslo

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Oslo based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $114. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Oslo
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Oslo is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $24 (kr255) per person, per day, on local transportation in Oslo.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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What did other people spend on Transportation in Oslo?

Typical prices for Transportation in Oslo are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Oslo, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Tram Ticket

Food Budget in Oslo
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Oslo can vary, the average cost of food in Oslo is $31 (kr326) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Oslo should cost around $12 (kr130) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Oslo is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Oslo
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Oslo typically cost an average of $20 (kr210) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Oslo
Average Daily Costs

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  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Oslo is $4.71 (kr50), as reported by travelers.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Alcohol Budget in Oslo
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $11 (kr120) on alcoholic beverages in Oslo per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in Oslo
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $3.72 (kr40) on bottled water in Oslo per day. The public water in Oslo is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Last Updated: Feb 29, 2024
Oslo On a Budget
Oslo Oslo
Oslo is not only the largest city in Norway, and also its capital. It also holds the title as the most expensive city in the world. Oslo is a unique capital city in that its boundaries include much forest and wildlife. The city itself is nestled in an amphitheater type setting. The city's core is in the bottom by the fjord, and the residential areas stretch uphill away from the downtown area.

Oslo's population is quite diverse with more than a quarter of the city's population having nationalities outside of Norway. Some of the most heavily represented nationalities include Pakistani, Somali, Polish, Moroccan, and Turkish among many others. In addition to an international population, many people choose to move into Oslo from elsewhere in Norway, giving the city the feel of a "melting pot" for the country. You'll find a great diversity of food, entertainment, and shopping options that heavily reflect the cosmopolitan nature of the population.

Although it's located in the far north, the warm air coming off the Atlantic from the Gulf Stream keeps Oslo's temperature relatively moderate. Summer temperatures are mild and comfortable, and daylight lasts well into the night. Although precipitation is spread throughout the year, August is usually the wettest month. The winter temperatures average around freezing and there are occasionally cold spells. Snow is common and the nearby forested areas make this city popular for winter sports.
Popular sights in Oslo include the Royal Palace, the University of Oslo, the Opera House, Oslo Cathedral, Kirkeristen, City Hall, Akershus Festning, Holmenkollen and Stortinget. There are a good number of museums around town and some favorites are Henrik Ibsen Museum, Munch Museum, the Nobel Peace Centre, and Emanuel Vigeland Museum and the National Gallery.
Central Oslo is spread between the Central Station in the east and the Royal Palace in the west. Karl Johans Gate is the main street that connects these two points. Most visitors prefer to stay in central Oslo because it is the most convenient and interesting part of the city. It's also where you'll find most of the city's hotels and restaurants. There is an Old Town area, Gamlebyen, that is south of the Parliament Building and Karl Johans Gate. Here you'll find some historic restaurants, the Norwegian Resistance Museum and the Old Town Hall. The newest neighborhood in Oslo is Aker Brygge. It's a great place to eat out and there is an interesting walk along the waterfront. It also has a good number of shops, theaters, restaurants and attractions. The West End is a trendy residential section that has some upscale hotels and restaurants. It can be reached with public transit in 15 minutes, and it has a more relaxed atmosphere than central Oslo. Farther west is the Bydgoy peninsula, which has some interesting sights including the Norwegian Folk Museum, the Viking ships, the polar ship Fram and the Kon-Tiki Museum.

Oslo has many festivals throughout the year, but most of them are during the warmer summer months. Oya is a popular music festival in August. Norwegian Wood is also a music festival held yearly and Ekebergsletta is called the world's biggest football tournament with about 25,000 participants.
Food and Dining
Food can be expensive in Oslo, but there are enough budget options to keep all travelers satisfied. The cheapest restaurants are usually the ethnic ones. In particular the Asian restaurants have good food for a low price. Menus are available at the door. Street snacks are also available throughout the city but may be more expensive than you'd expect. A local favorite is hot dogs. Torggata has a high concentration of budget restaurants including Vietnamese, Thai, and Chinese options. There are also some pizzerias and kebab places.

Aker Brygge is on the waterfront just south of the city hall. It's a popular place to hang out during the warm summer months and there are a good number of outdoor restaurants and bars. It's a great place to try local seafood with a cold beer, but it is an expensive place to eat. If you're planning to eat inside, you'll lose the atmosphere and you can save money by eating somewhere else.

A great way to explore the city center of Oslo is to walk. It's a very pedestrian friendly city and quite compact in nature. The most pedestrian friendly main street is Karl Johan, which connects Oslo S and the Palace. Also head into the nearby residential areas where you'll be pleasantly surprised by some wonderful architecture, as well as attractions and entertainment. Alternatively, there's a great public bike program you can learn about in the tourist office. For about 80 NOK you'll have one day's access to the bikes available around town. You may use any bike for up to three hours before you must return it. After you return it, you can choose a different bike which you can have for another three hours. Walking and biking are obviously most enjoyable in the summer months when the weather is warm. If you find yourself in Oslo in the winter, the public transportation system with a metro, buses and boats, is quite convenient and definitely the way to go.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.