Oslo has a superb location at the head of Oslo Fjord, and unexpected qualities for a national capital..
The location adds to the city's green look and secures the city clean air and clean water in the tap. This unspoiled environment is an important asset for Oslo, and the surrounding countryside also provides recreational opportunities for the city’s inhabitants and visitors, in summer and winter alike.
Oslo has a pleasant climate, due to favourable help from the Gulf Stream. And in the summer, the sun is up almost round the clock! People in Oslo take advantage of this and love to be outdoors in the summer months.
Numerous beaches along the fjord add to the outdoor charm of this village-like metropolis, and the extensive Nordmarka forest has been preserved as a multi-use recreational area, in summer as well as in winter – 20 minutes from the city centre.
Oslo is really a year-round destination.
Not many world capitals offer a subway service to the forest, or have lakes, skiing tracks and hiking trails within the city limits.
The combination of city life, a diverse array of cultural activities and easy access to untouched natural surroundings creates a unique atmosphere that has made Oslo a popular venue for international meetings within the fields of science, medicine, economics and international politics.
Average mean temperatures in:
November-March: -3 C
April-May: 8 C
Jun-Jul-Aug: 16 C
Sep-Oct: 8 C
Hours of sunshine per month in Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep: 240 hrs. See the rising and setting times for the Sun in Oslo.