A magnificent city bathed by sparkling Baltic waters that are delightful for sailing in summer, Oslo is a wonderful destination in the heart of Scandinavia. Unspoilt by tourism, the city offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors as a family with a myriad of hiking and cycling trails, and a great selection of adventure sports for the most daring travellers. Those who prefer to enjoy a bit of old European decadence will not be disappointed, as Oslo is home to a magnificent old town bursting with fabulous eateries amid elegant buildings. Oslo offers many lively fiestas throughout the year, all of which are family-friendly, from Norway’s National Day in May which includes a dedicated children’s parade to the International Children’s Film Festival in the nearby town of Kristiansand. The city is a great destination if you are looking forward to indulging in urban tourism within a magnificent backdrops of green fjords and cobalt seas.
Renting holiday accommodation in Oslo
Despite its popularity, Oslo is a pricey city and your best bet is to rent holiday accommodation. A holiday apartment will give you the freedom to plan your visit the way you want it and the luxury of having your own space. Oslo’s welcoming local community will be delighted to learn that you’ve chosen their stunning city for your holiday and you will have the best excuse to chat with your neighbour who will tell you where to find the most exquisite restaurants to enjoy local delicacies such as reinsdyrsteik, reindeer roast, or smørbrød, Scandinavian open sandwiches. A hotel is not such an attractive option when you can enjoy your very own holiday apartment in which you can put your feet up after a long day out and about exploring the botanical garden, visiting magnificent museums and discovering Oslo’s countless hidden corners.
Where to stay in Oslo
Oslo is so beautiful that we understand if you don’t want to share it with other travellers in noisy hotels. Whether you prefer to book a lavish studio apartment by Oslo’s old quarter or a larger holiday rental with spectacular views over the waterfront, HouseTrip offers a wide selection of self-catering accommodation that is perfect for your family holiday and will allow you to enjoy all the comfort of having your own home away from home. After a long day exploring Oslo’s unmatched restaurants, delightful parks or traditional folk festivals, there is nothing like revelling in the luxury of putting your feet up in your own lounge with a glass of mjød, traditionally brewed mead, after enjoying a home-cooked meal with fresh ingredients that you hand-picked at the market.
Oslo with the family
The city of Oslo and its surrounding region are ideal to enjoy with the kids. There are plenty of activities to explore as a family, such as Akershus, a mighty 13th century fortress with stunning views over the fjords or the Viking museum that will delight the children and set their imagination wild. Surrounded by an amazing countryside, you will be unable to resist a hike around Harestua’s stunning countryside and its adjacent area. An expensive hotel could never compare to the freedom of enjoying an idyllic break with your loved ones in such an authentic way.