By the light of the midnight sun
Nice-Oslo by plane, then Norway by boat! For many people, a Nice-Oslo direct flight is simply the prelude to a cruise (or a road trip) to explore the country of fjords and trolls. They’re missing out! As fabulous as the kingdom of Harald V is, its capital itself is well worth discovering, and not just for a few hours in passing! Human-friendly, natural, charming, avant-garde and refined, it offers its guests a glorious city break, which in itself justifies buying a Nice-Oslo plane ticket.
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The formalities for travelling to Oslo
- Entry requirements: although Norway is not a member of the European Union, it is part of the Schengen Area. European citizens need nothing more than a valid passport or identity card to enter the country.
- Currencies: the Norwegians use the krone. One Norwegian krone is worth around ten euro cents. Remember: there are Interchange branches in both of the airport’s terminals, where you can find out the exchange rate and buy your kroner.
Your Nice-Oslo direct flight
You can’t go wrong: both SAS and Norwegian fly to Oslo from Terminal 1 of Nice Côte d'Azur Airport.
Whichever airline you choose, you should arrive at the airport at least an hour before your flight takes off, if you already have your boarding pass and are travelling with cabin baggage only. Arrive an hour and a quarter before your flight if you need to check in or put luggage in the hold.
Departure airport Nice Côte d'Azur Airport Departure terminal Terminal 1 Arrival airport Oslo Airport, Gardermoen
Arriving in Oslo
Your Nice-Oslo flight will land at Oslo Airport, Gardermoen. This is the Norwegian capital’s main airport. It is located around 50 kilometres north of the city. To get to the centre, you have several options:
- The bus: SAS Flybussen’s Airport Express Coach goes to the centre of Oslo every 20 minutes. The journey takes 45 minutes, with three different stops in the city.
- The train: the station is under the Arrivals terminal. There are two options: Vy (formerly NSB) and Flytoget. Vy trains make several stops on the way to Oslo Central Station. Trains depart every 20 minutes and the journey takes around 25 minutes. Flytoget trains are direct (a 19-minute journey) and more frequent (one departure every 10 minutes), but twice the price.
- A taxi: the journey takes around 40 minutes. Fixed fares. To find out the fares and compare prices between companies, go to the taxi desk in the Arrivals terminal.
- A hire car: there are five major companies at the airport, and this is a useful option if you plan on leaving Oslo to explore more of Norway.
What to do in
Oslo is not a renowned tourist destination like other Scandinavian capitals such as Stockholm and Copenhagen. This is undoubtedly because many travellers are put off by the particularly high cost of living. However, there are many good value options in the Norwegian capital, that still allow you to enjoy its charms without breaking the bank. So forget your preconceptions, and go looking for bargains and free tours online, to help you explore the city in search of design, discovery, and the only coffee that can compete with an Italian espresso.
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Want to surprise your sweetheart by whisking them away for a surprise weekend in an unusual destination? Try Oslo! The Norwegian capital is the perfect place to spend time as a couple. The city is on a human scale, exceptionally pleasant, and easily explored on foot or by bike. Nevertheless, whether it’s accommodation, shopping or culture you’re after, it promises all the advantages of a big metropolis: hotels with fascinating design, unusual and innovative boutiques, charming and buzzing neighbourhoods, amazing contemporary buildings, world-class museums…
What’s more, Oslo, like any self-respecting Scandinavian city, is closer to nature than most capitals in the world. Built at the end of a fjord, it has many parks, and even some fabulous forests. The people of Oslo take good care of this natural heritage, with lots of initiatives to ensure sustainable development in the city. So do like the locals, head somewhere green, sleep in an environmentally friendly hotel, go mountain biking or kayaking, and dine at organic or vegan restaurants, where you can often eat better for less than in their traditional counterparts.
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- Discover the idol of a whole kingdom: Edvard Munch, Oslo’s most famous artist. The museum devoted to him has over a thousand of his works, including the famous “Scream”.
- Wander around the loveliest parts of the city: lively Grünerløkka with all its bars, restaurants and little shops, historical Kvadraturen, waterside Aker Brygge and arty Tjuvholmen.
- Stroll along Karl Johans Gate. This pedestrianised street is Norway’s answer to the Champs-Elysées! Walk up this large, beautiful avenue to the Royal Palace, to see the Changing of the Guard (every day at 13:30).
- Ski! There is even a museum devoted to Norway’s national sport in Holmenkollen, at the base of an Olympic ski jump. Enjoy the thrill of the jump without the risk, with a ski jump simulator, and climb to the top of the ski jump for an incredible view of the city.
- Explore the Oslofjord by boat, along with its tranquil islands: Langøyene, Gressholmen, Heggholmen, Hovedøya… You’ll see beaches, “hytte” (the cabins that Osloites love so much) and old buildings.
- Combine nature and culture, by visiting a sculpture park: Frogner Park boasts more than 200 sculptures by Gustav Vigeland, while Ekebergparken contains masterpieces by Louise Bourgeois, Damien Hirst and Auguste Rodin.
- Get the perfect jeans from Acne Studios, without breaking the bank. The luxury Swedish brand has an outlet, Acne Archive, in the district of Grünerløkka. Another recommendation for fashionistas: the Vestkanttorget flea market, every Saturday.
- Try some tasty food trends at Mathallen: an indoor market that has just set up in an old factory. On the menu: sushi, fish & chips, Italian antipasti and local specialities.
- Dine in the city’s best restaurant: Maaemo, the world’s northernmost three Michelin starred restaurant. Norwegian cuisine at its finest. You’ll need to book (very) well in advance!
- Taste one of the best espressos of your life at Fuglen, Java Espressobar & Kaffeforretning, or Tim Wendelboe. With masters like these, Norway is another country of coffee!
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Frequently asked questions
How long does a Nice-Oslo flight take?
The average flight time from Nice to Oslo is 2h50.
Which airlines provide direct Nice-Oslo flights?
Two airlines offer Nice-Oslo flights: Norwegian and SAS.
How many Nice-Oslo flights are there per week?
There are 3 to 4 flights in autumn and winter, and up to 28 in spring and summer.
How much does a Nice-Oslo flight cost?
The lowest price for a Nice-Oslo return ticket based on prices from the last 90 days is 254€ .
What is the time difference between Nice and Oslo?
There is no time difference. The two cities are in the same time zone.
What is the best time of year to visit Oslo?
Each season offers different pleasures… Oslo is beautiful in the winter snow, and its mood remains warm and joyous. Skate hand in hand at the Spikersuppa ice rink in the city centre, throw yourself into a freezing fjord after a sauna, speed down a sledge run, or slip on your skis at Oslo Winter Park, a ski resort within the Norwegian capital, with 14 slopes, a half-pipe, and a massive snow park. In summer, by the light of the midnight sun, linger on café terraces, dine on rooftops, have a barbecue in a park, or go outdoor swimming. All year round, Oslo offers a plethora of cultural events, with dozens of festivals and celebrations: the Church Music Festival (in March), Oslo Medieval Festival at Akershus Fortress (in May), Oslo Pride (a week devoted to LGBT culture in June), Øyafestivalen with the world’s greatest rock and pop artists (in August), the list goes on…
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