Where to stay in Oslo

Où dormir à Oslo ?

Off to Norway, land of the Vikings? Discover our guide to the best places to stay in Oslo!

Located north of theOslo fjord, Norway’s capital is home to 623,966 inhabitants and 1,403,268 people in the entire urban area, covering 454 km². Oslo is one of the most expensive cities in the world. This means that accommodation in Oslo will be expensive, from at least €50 per night at the lowest price, to over €100 for comfortable accommodation in the city center.

Oslo is subdivided into fifteen districts – bydeler – but we recommend booking your accommodation in the city center. Here’s our monograph on where to stay in Oslo.

Sentrum

Sentrum, loger à Oslo

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A true heart of the city, the Sentrum is the district where everyone flocks, offering an excellent starting point for sightseeing. Here you’ll find everything you need to satisfy your desire to go out – numerous museums, bars and restaurants – and to shop. Developed around its port, this bustling district is ideal for finding a hotel to stay in. It’s home to many historic buildings and museums – the Ibsen Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Historical Museum, the Grand National Gallery, the National Theater – as well as the Oslo Opera House and the Royal Palace Garden. You can also stroll through Slottsparken, the district’s green lung. A good place to stay in Oslo, but you’ll have to put your hand to the wallet!

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Aker Brygge

Aker Brygge, loger à Oslo

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Adjacent to the historic center, Aker Brygge is the district of the former docks, transformed into a middle-class shopping district. Traditionally a working-class area, it has become gentrified over time and now offers visitors an unrivalled range of attractions: a marina, countless bars and restaurants, and a huge shopping mall. This is the place to stay in Oslo to stroll along the water’s edge, watch the luxury yachts at anchor or wait for your ferry to visit the Bygdøy peninsula, the Oslo Fjord and sail to Kiel (Germany) or Copenhagen (Denmark).

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Grünerløkka

Grünerløkka, loger à Oslo

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Located north of the Sentrum, Grünerløkka is Oslo’s young, student, lively and festive district. Untouched by mass tourism, it attracts a chic, bohemian clientele in search of trendy places to go. There are many small cafés, bars and restaurants, as well as vintage, design, art deco and local produce stores. It’s also home to Rockefeller Music Hall and a host of green spaces where you can stroll in fine weather. It’s an ideal area to enjoy the city’s trendy nightlife, but it’s an expensive place to stay in Oslo.

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Grønland

Grønland, loger à Oslo

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This is Oslo’s popular, cosmopolitan district, a ten-minute walk from the city center. It’s the city’s intercultural lung, where you’ll find Pakistani grocery stores, international cuisine restaurants, oriental patisseries, organic fruit and vegetable markets and Indian clothing stalls. On its southern flank, the botanical garden will enhance your strolls. When it comes to cultural visits, you can choose between the Munch Museum, the Intercultural Museum or the Museum of Geology and Paleontology. A good compromise between price and location for accommodation in Oslo.

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Majorstuen (Majorstua)

Majorstuen, loger à Oslo

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On the outskirts of the city center lies Majorstuen (or Majorstua), Oslo’s middle-class district. Luxury boutiques and department stores stand side by side with trendy bars, clubs and nightclubs, and restaurants serving refined, even gourmet cuisine. A pleasant, peaceful area to stay in Oslo if you enjoy nightlife, chic shopping and fine dining. Be sure to visit the Vigeland Park, the Children’s Art Museum and the University of Oslo.

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Map of hotels and accommodation – Oslo,no