A relaxed city that boasts world-class cultural amenities and an eclectic architecture
Oslo, the capital of Norway, is situated at the head of the Oslo Fjord and surrounded by woodland and lakes.
Oslo is the seat of the Norwegian Government and Parliament, and the Royal Palace is situated at the end of Karl Johan Street- Oslo’s main thoroughfare.
A relaxed city with an abundance of tourist sights, Oslo boasts world-class cultural amenities and great shopping all set against an eclectic architectural backdrop.
Leave your luxury cruise ship for the day and immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of this charming Scandinavian city.
All our Oslo city tours offer a great mix of art and history, culture and sights and you can be sure to benefit from the great deals on city excursion packages.
It is worth leaving the ship to venture further afield visiting the famous 230-year old Hadeland Glassworks: see the skilled craftsmen at work and why not treat yourself to a holiday souvenir as a memento of your time in Norway? However you choose to spend your vacation time here, Oslo is sure to leave a lasting impression.
Port average temperature
Oslo has a humid continental climate. Because of the city's northern latitude, daylight varies greatly from more than 18 hours in midsummer to around 6 hours in midwinter. Despite its northerly location, the climate is relatively mild throughout the year because of the Gulf Stream. Oslo has pleasantly mild to warm summers with average high temperatures of 20–22 °C and lows of around 12 °C. Temperatures exceed 25 °C quite often, and heat waves are common during the summer.
In the summer of 2009, a heat wave caused temperatures to exceed 30 °C for six straight days, peaking at 33 °C. The highest temperature ever recorded was 35 °C on 21 July 1901. Due to the fjord's being a relatively enclosed body of water, the water temperatures can get quite high during long warm periods. During the summer of 2008, the water reached a temperature of 24 °C. Spring and autumn are generally chilly, but warmer or colder periods are not uncommon.
Winters are cold and snowy with temperatures between −7 °C up to −1 °C. The coldest temperature recorded is −27.1 °C in January 1942. Temperatures have tended to be higher in recent years. Annual precipitation is 763 millimeters with moderate rainfall throughout the year. Snowfall can occur from November to April, but snow accumulation occurs mainly from January through March. Almost every winter, ice develops in the innermost parts of the Oslofjord, and some winters the whole inner fjord freezes. As it is far from the mild Atlantic water of the west coast, this large fjord can freeze over, although this has become rare.
The temperate figures shown are based on monthly average weather conditions for the selected port. Weather data is not real-time, and sometimes no data is shown for a specific date, month or port in general.