Get Around Oslo, the ‘City of Tigers’, with Bus Rental from RentABus.com
Did you know that Oslo is nicknamed, ‘The City of Tigers’? That’s because, in 1870, Norwegian writer Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson referred to it as this due his thoughts on the Norwegian capital; he wrote of Oslo’s dangerous and cold demeanour and the name pretty much stuck.
Modern day Oslo is somewhat different as it’s known as one of the safest cities in Europe, so perhaps Bjørnson didn’t exactly hit the nail on the big cat’s head!
As one of the ‘Four Greats’ (most notable writers in Norway), he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1903 and famously penned the lyrics to the de facto National Anthem, "Ja, vi elsker dette landet" ("Yes, we love this country").
Decide for yourself if Oslo should be re-named by booking a flight to the quaint capital. When that’s done, don’t forget to ensure that your airport transfer in Oslo is stress-free with RentABus.com.
Oslo Airport (situated in Gardermoen) is located 35 km northeast of the city so booking a fast and affordable coach or minibus is the perfect way to get right into the centre of the ‘City of Tigers’.
It’s the main international airport in Oslo and serving an average of over 20 million passengers each year, it’s the second busiest airport in the Nordic countries and the nineteenth-busiest in all of Europe.
The city also has two low-cost airports, Torp and Rygge, but these haven’t a patch on the main airport in terms of size and the amount of passengers who pass through them.
Whatever airport you’re arriving into, traffic in the capital can be hectic so ensure that you get to your destination on time and in style by booking the most reliable airport transfer service in Oslo with RentABus.com.
RentABus.com’s Top Five Reasons to Visit Oslo
- The Oslo Pass: Getting the Oslo Pass is a must-see for culture vultures. It will treat you to totally free admission to over thirty of the city’s museums and sights. Not only that but you can avail of free walking tours, concessions on the ski simulator, gig tickets, bike rental, and discounts in shops, restaurants, and leisure facilities.
When it comes to making the most of your pass, be sure to hire a mini bus in Oslo with RentABus.com to ensure you get from A to B with the least amount of fuss. Now doesn’t that make total sense!
- The Vikings: Oslo – and Norway as a whole – is steeped in fascinating history. King Harald Hardråda originally founded the city in 1049 but there have been some archaeological finds suggesting the city may have been occupied as far back as 1000.
The city is also famous for its Viking heritage; Oslo plays exhibitor to some captivating sights including three original Viking ships on display at the Viking Ship Museum in Bygdøy. Admission to the museum will set you back around 80 NOK. Immerse yourself in northern Europe’s ancient Viking culture on your next trip.
- The Art: Oslo is home to some astounding collections of artwork and with countless options available, you’ll never be bored. Art enthusiasts will have a field day with the vast array of art to stare at and ponder on.
The Edvard Munch Gallery is, of course, home to the world’s largest collection of the expressionist’s work (free admission with the Oslo Pass). For something a little different, swing by Magic Ice. This ice bar and gallery shows some very interesting sculptures and installations crafted entirely from ice. Bring a jacket!
- The Grub: Calling all foodies…get yourself and your belly to Oslo, fast! Scandinavia has a cuisine all of its own and you simply must sample some gorgeous grub during your trip.
There’s fårikål, a sumptuous and hearty cabbage and lamb stew, and kjøttkaker, a Norwegian meatball on the menu. If you fancy a taste of Rudolph, reindeer is available all across the city. Oslo is big on seafood, too, with freshly caught fish on most menus in town.
For the ultimate food experience, hire a coach or minibus in Oslo with RentABus.com to take you to the top restaurants in this fascinating city.
- Fjord Hopping: Outside the city walls lies a vast and wildly beautiful landscape that’s waiting to be discovered. The Oslo Fjord is a big hit with a group of islands perfect for swimming, picnics, hiking, or just relaxing.
Oslo Fjord islands consist of: Rådhusbrygge, Nakholmen Hovedøya, Lindøya, Gressholmen and Langøyene Bleikøya, and on Hovedøya you’ll find some stunning ruins of a monastery dating back to the middle ages.
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So what’s your choice? Are you a foodie on the hunt for reindeer? Are you a culture vulture or art devotee? Maybe you’re a descendant of the Vikings hoping to learn about your history?
Whatever you are, let us take you there. Contact RentABus.com now for your next Scandinavian getaway.