Rent a car in Oslo to explore some of Oslo's most popular museums. These include the open-air Norwegian Museum of Cultural History and the Fram Museum on the Bygdøy peninsula. Head to Tøyen for the Munch Museum, known for Edvard Munch's masterpiece 'The Scream'. Høvikodden is just a short drive away. Here you can check out the Henie Onstad Art Center, home to Norway's largest collection of artworks by renowned artists like Matisse, Picasso, and Miró. Don't miss the many sculpture parks around the city. Consider taking trips outside of Oslo to check out the majestic fjords. Norway is home to some spectacular geologic wonders, including the Sognefjord, Nærøyfjord, Geirangerfjord, and the Lysefjord. There's plenty to do and see around the fjords. Adrenaline junkies will enjoy activities that include hiking, kayaking, rafting, and rock climbing. History buffs can explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Urnes Stave Church and Bergen's Bryggen district.
Rent a car in Oslo to visit Vigeland Park, the world’s biggest sculpture park designed by famous Norwegian artist Gustav Vigeland. In addition to the lovely setting of the park and gardens, the grounds house over 200 eye-catching granite and bronze sculptures, including The Angry Boy and The Wheel of Life. The iconic Oslo Opera House is located in the central Oslo's Bjørvika neighbourhood. Watch an opera or ballet performance, visit the Education Center, or take in wonderful views from the building’s roof. The National Theatre in Oslo is the country's largest performing arts venue. It plays host to the International Ibsen Festival every two years. Head over to the Palace Park, one of the city's oldest and largest parks spreading across 54 acres. The park is home to the striking Royal Palace, scenic ponds, gardens, and sculptures of well-known Norwegians. Be sure to check out Oslo Cathedral, one of the city's most iconic landmarks. It's renowned for its stunning ceiling murals and baroque woodcarvings.
You'll find plenty of options for booking a flight to Oslo. Several airlines provide direct flights to Oslo from major European cities and beyond. Oslo Airport, Norway's largest airport, is well-connected to various regional airports within the country. It takes about 25 minutes to get to the city centre from the airport. Once in central Oslo, hotels and other accommodation are plentiful in type and price level, so you'll be spoilt for choice. Oslo's dramatic landscape is dominated by fjords, fishing villages, and glaciers, all along a largely untouched coast. You'll find numerous scenic fjords along the country’s extensive coastline, characterised by dramatic cliffs and stunning waterfalls.
Driving in and around Oslo is pretty straightforward, thanks to well-maintained roads. Make sure you drive on the right side of the road. The maximum speed limit is 90 km/h on motorways, and 50 km/h on city roads. There are plenty of toll roads in Norway, which you'll be charged for driving on. Wearing a seat belt is obligatory for both front and rear passengers. To rent a car in Oslo, you’ll need to be at least 19 years old, and possess a driving licence for a minimum of one year. Your home country's driving licence is valid for use if it's either issued in a EU/EEA country, or issued in English, French, or German. Using mobile devices while driving are strictly prohibited. The maximum permissible blood alcohol content level in Norway is 0.2 ppm. It's recommended to carry snow chains during winter.