Don't know why but I keep getting this feeling of regret for booking a 4 night break in Oslo in January for partners 30th. I think it could be because I am nervous I have made a poor choice and he won't like it. I have sledding/tobogannig, ice skating and sight seeing & museums planned, plus trip to mountains for dog sledding planned. Please tell me Oslo isn't a bad idea
Costs do freak me out but when I think logically it should be ok as we get breakfast included in hotel. we're not big lunch eaters on holiday so it's probably be coffee and cake in a cafe. I think I will pack snacks in suitcase lol. So it's just dinner and drinks really, although I know that will be mega bucks! I have anticipated taking £400 and then using credit card if we go over. Ice skating skate hire is no more than £20 altogether and I think sledding will be about £40. I will pay for transport online in advance. Excursion, flights, hotel, breakfast and one dinner (as part of excursion) already paid for.
Oslo is beautiful in the winter, but be prepared for it to be very cold. I once went on the boat trip on the fjord in December and I've never been so cold. I'm going again in February (but not on that boat trip in the winter ever again!).
Just echoing what everyone else has said: Oslo is lovely, but the most expensive place I have ever been. Eye-wateringly expensive. The Fram and Viking Ship museums are 2 of the best museums I’ve been to as well though.
Sounds lovely! As others have said, it is god awfully expensive - for example in a typical bog standard restaurant expect to pay about £25 for a burger and chips. Packing snacks is a good idea (and just a suggestion but if you have a breakfast buffet may be worth packing some sandwich bags and making up a very very surreptious roll or 2 for lunch!)
My cousin went to Norway in May and was shocked at how cold it was. She’s going in January next year 😱 She also mentioned pizza and beer for three people was £50 ( I hope that was one each!) Hope it all goes well op and he loves it. It’s the thought that counts 👍