Car hire at Oslo Airport
Car hire at Oslo Airport
Oslo Airport (OSL) is the international hub serving the capital of Norway. It is located a 40-minute drive via the European route E6 road from Oslo itself and having a hire car will make this journey simple. Arriving in the city, you’ll find plenty of museums and green spaces for an enjoyable stay.
What I need to know
With a large choice of car rental companies at Oslo Airport, it’s worth comparing car hire on our site to get the best deal. As well as finding the right vehicle at a good price, you’ll also have a number of benefits that comes as standard. These include zero credit card fees, 24-hour assistance should you need it and free cancellation if your plans change.
Where to pick up my car
You can collect your hire car from the terminal at Oslo Airport, with the car rental desks being located in the arrivals hall. Simply retrieve your luggage and find a representative from the company that you have booked with. Then you will be able to drive into Oslo or further afield.
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
The city of Oslo seems to melt perfectly into the natural landscape that surrounds it. As well as having a thriving cultural scene, it has a large selection of green spaces and a redeveloped waterfront area. Being surrounded by hills, forests and lakes, you’re never far away from the great outdoors.
Nearby Oslo Airport
Jessheim is even closer to Oslo Airport than Oslo itself, at less than ten minutes’ drive away. It has a huge shopping centre, which makes it a good place to stock up on souvenirs before returning your hire car to the airport. To the west of Jessheim, you will find Raknehaugen, an old royal burial ground dating back to between 533AD and 551AD.
A drive to Hamar, which sits on the banks of the Mjosa Lake, should take little over an hour and will reward you with rich cultural experiences. The city is not huge, but lies within a very traditional part of Norway. The Hedmarksmuseet is a beautiful museum and offers a fascinating insight into life in Viking times right up to the present day. Oslo is also not far from the border with Sweden, so you could even venture to Gothenburg.
Eating and drinking
As a capital city, it is not surprising that there is lots of choice when it comes to restaurants with cuisines from all over the world represented. Be sure to sample some typical Norwegian food during your stay as well. This could be anything from reindeer or fish to the krumkaker pastry.
Things to do
Hiking and cycling, skiing and kayaking are all easily arranged from Oslo and you’ll find the scenery absolutely breathtaking while carrying out these activities. In the city, it is worth visiting at least one of the impressive art galleries and checking out a performance at the opera house.
There are plenty of sights for history buffs in Oslo, with Akershus Fortress and the Viking Ship Museum ticking that box. To enjoy some art outside of the confines of a gallery, head to the Vigeland Sculpture Park, where you’ll find more than 200 exhibits cast from granite, bronze and iron.