Hiring a motorhome in Oslo
Oslo is home to more than 600,000 people and is known for its museums and abundant green spaces. The city is a great location to start a motorhome tour of Norway as it sits in the south of the country where you can easily head away for a long weekend, or take the RV further afield for a full tour of Norway - and perhaps even a visit over the border to Sweden. Motorhome Republic has three leading brands on offer, each with a fleet of vehicles to choose from for your tour.
What to do with your motorhome rental from Oslo
The Telemark Canal is just under two hours from Oslo and is considered to be one of the most beautiful waterways in the world. This stretch of water is a little over 100 kilometres from Skien to Dalen and Skien to Notodden. You can view it by canoe, kayak, boat cruise, or ferry, or simply walk, drive, or bike alongside it.
Drive 6.5 hours north to the west coast of Norway to the town of Trondheim. Here you will find the Nidaros Cathedral, which is the largest medieval building in Scandinavia and the most important church in Norway. This beautiful old structure was built in 1066 and is an incredible historic structure today.
Like many roadtrips in Norway, the road to the Nordfjord includes a ferry during the 8-hour trip from Oslo. The Nordfjord is home to a number of fantastic attractions, so you can spend several days here discovering sights such as the Jostedalsbreen Glacier, which is the largest glacier in Europe. You can also enjoy snow sports, rafting, hiking, and scenic drives.
If you’re planning on a longer trip and wish to head to the north of Norway, be sure to make a stop at Stø, an old fishing village where you can board a boat to see whales and seals, and if you’re there at the right time of year (in June or July), you can experience sunshine at midnight!
As Oslo is so close to Sweden’s border, you can also easily head across for a visit to stunning Swedish cities such as Karlstad, or even the capital Stockholm, which is just 6 hours away.
From Oslo, you can also visit the Southern part of Norway with cities such as Grimstad and Stavanger worth a visit.
In case you wish to visit other European countries, a ferry offers service from Oslo to Germany.
Best times of year to hire a motorhome in Oslo
For a city that is so far above the equator, Oslo’s weather is surprisingly mild.
Summer average highs are around the low 20s (degrees Celsius) with daily lows around 14 degrees. For this reason, June, July and August are often the best times to visit.
Winter is from December to February. Around this time, daily temperatures will hover around the freezing mark, with the coldest month in January, when averages drop below freezing.
Autumn and spring are similar in that the weather is mild enough for a visit provided you dress warmly, and be prepared for both occasional rain and snow.