The Capital of Norway
Oslo is Capital of Norway and the host city of the Nobel Peace Prize. The city is relatively young worldwide, but has made its mark. Oslo is a known city for its curiosity for new adventures.
From Vikings to Kon Tiki, Oslo has always been interested in discovering new ways and stepping forward. This is fundamental in our science communities either as leading cancer research, Bio building to timber engineering. Oslo strives to reach out, contribute and share.
Oslo is a welcoming city, both for visitors and habitants, and continue to develop to keep giving the little extra.
VISIT OSLO - CONGRESS SALES DEPARTMENT
VisitOSLO is the official marketing organization for Oslo and the surrounding regions. VisitOSLO as is a limited company with shareholders from the city’s travel trade and commerce. Our shareholders and partners are local, regional and national companies operating within travel, tourism and transportation.
The Congress Sales Department is a department of Visit OSLO and Oslo’s convention bureau. Their goal is to increase the number of meetings, congresses and conferences in Oslo.
Oslo has strong and active local science communities. The city has a large Science Park, 4 universities, university hospital and a national cancer research centre. The city municipal is a strong support by welcoming congresses to Oslo.
Surrounded by a fjord, mountains and forests, Oslo is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. Oslo’s recent success as a destination lies in its ability to grow sustainably. Placing quality of life as the forefront of its urban development policy has resulted in a green, friendly, safe and welcoming city. This city-wide effort has now been recognized internationally and rewarded by the attribution of the European Green Capital Award 2019.
Oslo is one of Europe’s fastest growing cities. Within 2020 the city has expanded by 2500 new hotel rooms and added 4 new museums with architectural beauty and design.
BUSINESS IN OSLO
An experienced meeting city, Oslo hosts 50% of all events taking place in Norway. In addition to offering a wide range of high standard meeting venues, Oslo’s strength lies in how accessible its conference facilities are. Norway Convention Center, Norway’s largest convention center is ideally located between the airport and the city, and only a 10 min train ride from either. Another of Oslo’s strength is how the main conference hotels, congress center and most famous landmarks are all located within walking distance of each other, allowing participants to experience the vibrant life of Oslo and explore the city’s diverse neighbourhoods.