{Travel} Weekend getaway to Oslo, Norway

Our weekend getaway to Norway was one to remember and usually it’s about the many ‘touristy‘ places we visited but this time it is more about how expensive it is the visit Norway and thinking of going back to do things a little differently and enjoy it more now that we have more confidence.


We had booked our flight via Ryanair a month before, actually we booked them whilst we were enjoying a girls weekend getaway to Amsterdam and Brussels. I am one of those people who spends the day exploring the city and taking it all in, then at night I spend time either blogging or searching for my next destination. Readers of this blog know I am taking part in the #take12trips travel challenge which challenges everyone to travel at least one weekend a month and it doesn’t have to be abroad but I have made a conscience decision to make every trip abroad. The flight was £14.95 return each to flight to Moss Lufthaven (Airport), my UK folks think how London Luton Airport is to London itself and that’s how Moss Airport is to Oslo city.

We had a few hiccups before leaving, my friend cancelled on us two weeks before departure so I cancelled a lovely hotel, booked another hotel then she changed her mind she was now coming then repeat until she finally decided to come and I reserved a hotel in Fredrikstad, Rygge instead of Oslo city centre. There are buses running to match every flight arriving, so Oslo city it’s every 30 minutes and takes 1hr to arrive their and for other villages like Fredrikstad it’s hourly bus which takes just under and hour. We arrived and passed through customs 5 minutes after the Fredrikstad bus had left so we had to wait an hour at the airport. This is where we ended up buying a hot dog (just sausage and bun no toppings) for £9 each, it was delicious but I won’t be running to buy them again at that price. Our excuse for spending that much, we were hungry.

Norway in general has a lot to offer, most people only think about Oslo which granted is an amazing city but I think you get a better feel of the country in general if you stay outside the city and then transit into the city.

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  1. May 18, 2016 / 6:40 pm

    Norway seems to be extremely popular at the moment, never thought of visiting here, but it looks like a great place to stay
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    • May 18, 2016 / 6:41 pm

      It’s an interesting place indeed and a must see

    • May 18, 2016 / 6:29 am

      I know right, it’s a positive excuse and yep Norway and actually all of Scandinavia needs some serious saving up lol

  2. May 17, 2016 / 6:36 pm

    I absolutely adored Norway when I went. Its about 18 years ago now but was so much more expensive to fly then!

    • May 17, 2016 / 8:07 pm

      It’s an expensive country and in high tourist seasons it can be quite expensive

  3. May 17, 2016 / 12:14 pm

    Wow you are a super savvy traveller, teach me your ways! Shame you had all of the hiccups before you went but I am glad it sorted itself out. Plus sounds expensive whilst you were there so a good thing for those cheap flights 😉 x

    • May 17, 2016 / 12:59 pm

      Awww thanks Olivia, having cheap flights saved us a bundle since Norway is so expensive

    • May 17, 2016 / 9:06 am

      Hahaha, research and alerts

  4. Fi Ni Neachtain
    May 17, 2016 / 8:22 am

    I’d love to visit Norway one day as my family originate from there. You got such a bargain on the flights!

    • May 17, 2016 / 9:05 am

      How cute is that, I grabbed some awesome deals indeed

    • May 16, 2016 / 11:09 am

      I truly did and thanks. I hope you’re able to go soon

  5. May 16, 2016 / 10:27 am

    The flights were a bargain!! I will have to keep an eye out for those prices x

    • May 16, 2016 / 10:43 am

      An absolute bargain indeed and hope you find some too

  6. May 16, 2016 / 6:16 am

    What an incredibly reasonable flight price! I have forked out £180 to fly from Shetland to Bergen this July and I thought that was a bargain! Gosh I wish we could have London prices! I’d love to visit Olso one day, but first…. Bergen. 🙂
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    • May 16, 2016 / 8:28 am

      £180?? Wow that’s a lot but then again I am closer to London airports so I get cheap prices.

    • May 16, 2016 / 8:27 am

      I hope you manage to its beautiful

  7. May 15, 2016 / 11:48 pm

    I’d love to go to Norway! It’s always annoying when people can’t make their mind up but good that you did still go! 😀

    • May 16, 2016 / 8:27 am

      Tell me about it, in the end we had fun but it was stressful to begin with

    • May 15, 2016 / 11:29 pm

      I know, it’s crazy but one must do what one must do lol

  8. May 15, 2016 / 5:47 pm

    Oslo always pops up as a cheap place to visit and I definitely want to get there. Keen to know what you got up to there x
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    • May 15, 2016 / 6:34 pm

      It’s a cheap place to get to but once you’re there it’s a different matter lol

  9. May 15, 2016 / 3:44 pm

    Another city to add to my list of breaks I’d like to go on! Hoping to squeeze a few in before the end of the year. I find them so affordable and you can visit such a variety of different places in Europe!

    • May 15, 2016 / 3:44 pm

      Absolutely, I am hoping to squeeze a few more in too

  10. May 15, 2016 / 3:25 pm

    One of my New Years Resolutions this year was to travel once a month on the weekend; sadly it hasn’t happened 🙁 I need to change this. Can’t believe how cheap your flights were!

    • May 15, 2016 / 3:36 pm

      Awww bless, I hope that changes soon and you can travel one weekend a month.

    • May 15, 2016 / 2:03 pm

      Hahaha tell me about it, when hunger strikes you done for lol

    • May 15, 2016 / 11:49 am

      I was so impressed myself but all this year I have been getting similar deals for flights to Europe

    • May 15, 2016 / 10:06 am

      A bargain indeed and you should it’s so beautiful

  11. May 15, 2016 / 9:38 am

    Wow it looks fab, how do you find such cheap flights!? I really want to visit Scandinavia!

    Jess xo

    • May 15, 2016 / 9:47 am

      It was amazing, I used skyscanner to look up flights but I booked these with Ryanair who always have some sort of deals going on

  12. May 15, 2016 / 9:18 am

    £14.95!? What a total bargain! I definitely have to keep my eye out on the flights!

    Erin xxx
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    • May 15, 2016 / 9:24 am

      Yep less than £15, most of my flights to Europe are that much.

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