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Hope you have some money
Member Name: mattpotter10
Advantages: Location, culture, variety
Disadvantages: very expensive
After recently returning form a trip to Oslo, The capital city of Norway I was obliged to write a review of the city. After finding cheap flights from Stansted with Ryanair for £9.99 return my friends and I travelled to Rygge airport some 60km from the centre of the city.
Transport from the airport to the city is mindless, A bus and train run every 30mins, The bus is cheaper but takes 15mins longer and the train is quicker but costs more! We opted to take the bus as we needed to save as much money as we could, Oslo's second name is one of the worlds most expensive cities in which to stay.
The city is very welcoming and very clean. There are good transport links provided by trams, buses, a metro system and ferries. A 24hr pass for all public transport cost around 70kr and is a good way to see the city.
There are a variety of museums which cover a wide range of historical items from art museums to viking museums. A lot of the museums are free to visit and it is worth picking up one of the free Olso guides for tourists which highlights all of the museums.
Eating out and drinking is pretty expensive, expect to pay around £12 for a main meal and £3 for a coke or £4.50-£5.00 for a foreign beer.
The city oozes culture, history and is a great place to visit which is a little different from other capital cities which can be confused with one another.
Summary: A great city to visit