When visiting the capital of Norway you should definitely employ our Oslo car hire services in order to see as much of the place as possible. Even though the settlement is an old one, Oslo does not feature an old or medieval center as many other cities in Europe do and that is because the initial settlement burnt down and the city we know today as Oslo was built a few kilometers away from that initial spot.
If you fly into the country you will land at one of the city’s three airports: Oslo Gardermoen Airport, Sandefjord Airport Torp or Lufthavn Rygge. The airports are connected to the city via high speed express trains, regular trains as well as a series of buses and of course taxis but by far the best choice would be to choose our Oslo car rental services and have a car of your choice ready and waiting for you at the airport as soon as you land.
At first glance one might find the city’s architecture a bit on the dull side, especially when u compare it to Stockholm’s but Oslo does feature a few monumental buildings with the Parliament Palace having a particular brand of Parisian grandeur to it.
The Royal Palace is one such large building that you may want to consider visiting on the other hand the Opera House is a great and stunning example of modern architecture winning several awards. Those interested in sampling the normal life of the city can visit the kirkeristen which is the old bazaar that surround the not so impressive cathedral, which is now used by craftsmen and artisans. The City Hall building is open to the public and feature a large main hall which has some huge murals as well as some historical artifact in the upstairs side rooms; interesting to note is the fact that this is where the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded every year.
One of the few surviving medieval buildings in Oslo is the Akershus Festning, a castle build in the 13th century which now houses two museums, both of them related to Norwegian military history.
The city has a lot of other sights which deserve your time, from the wooden housing areas to its fjords and of course the parks, the best way you can manage to see as many of them as possible is with the help of our Oslo car hire services.