It is the most populous city of Norway with an estimated population of around 613,000, however over 1 million inhabitants live in the greater Oslo metropolitan area. The city of Oslo was founded around 1050 by Harold III and came under the dominance of the Hanseatic League later on in the 14th century. Oslo was rebuilt and renamed Christiana after a fire calamity which destroyed it in 1624. That just lasted until 1925, when it was officially named Oslo again. Hotels in Oslo are known to be some of the best in Europe, thanks to their first class service.
Oslo, the cultural heart of Norway, is one of the finest cities in Europe. Whether you are viewing Munch’s Scream, or standing in awe at the Royal Palace, visitors are always impressed with Oslo. Hotels found here are some of the best in Scandinavia with their friendliness and hospitality. From the hustle and bustle of Karl Johan’s Gate to the harbour life of Aker Brugge, you'll find many attractions worth visiting while staying at your Oslo hotel. The City offers much more than tourism alone, though. Its sectors of shipping, software and finance make it an attractive place for business travellers. The Changing of the Guard in Oslo is one of the things you would like to witness and the best part is that it's all for free. You can go for a stroll or picnic at the beautiful Vigeland Park which boasts the incredible work from Gustav Vigeland who is a well known sculptor in Norway. Take advantage and explore the vibrant nightlife in Oslo by paying a visit to one of the many clubs and pubs where you will get entertained by your choice of music. You are just a step away of finding a luxurious inexpensive hotel in Oslo with HRS.
The city’s position as a leading financial and economic centre makes hotels in Oslo extremely popular with business travellers. The city is among the most popular convention destinations in Europe, and hosts prestigious conventions such as the International World Marketing Conference. Oslo also acts as a transportation gateway with fantastic links by land, sea and air to the rest of Scandinavia and Central Europe. Oslo Airport Gardermoen is roughly 45 kilometres north of the city and has regular flights to over 100 destinations in the world. You can take an express bus or express train from the airport to the city centre. If you are anxious to get to your Oslo hotel, a taxi would be the better option and the best thing is that they are always at your service right outside the airport. Hotels in Oslo range in price from the posh, luxury hotels to affordable, simple hotels.