Welcome to Oslo
First, you need to google OSLO, Norway and find out which type of transportation is most suitable for you. Pro tip: if you need to fly, Norwegian and SAS often have tickets on sale. If you are taking the bus, we’re gonna assume that you are pretty Norway-savvy and know where to get tickets from your hometown, so we won’t cover that here – but if you do need help – pop us an email.
When you’ve arrived, you want to get to Oslo Central Station (Oslo S/Jernbanetorget). If you’re arriving by bus or train, this should be a cake in the park. If you arrive by plane, here’s what you do:
Fast and easy
Take the airport express train (Flytoget) – it goes to Oslo S every 10. minutes most of the day. Early morning/late evening it goes every 20. minute. There’s a huge billboard at the airport counting down to the next train. Buy a ticket on a big orange ticket-box, or just swipe your credit card when you pass the gates, press the “Oslo S”-station, and you will be charged for 1 adult. (180 NOK) If you are a student, 67 years old, you get half price – but then you need to buy a ticket from an orange box.
Cheaper, but requires a bit more planning
Take a regular NSB train, they don’t run as often, and you need to buy a ticket on the grey/red boxes, but they only cost 92 NOK. You can take L12 Kongsberg, R10 Larvik or R10 Skien.
If you’re a hard core lindy-traveller going straight from the airport to the party – you should look for trains that go all the way to Nationaltheatret, which is a 5 min walk from most our venues. For the NSB trains – all the above mentioned lines should go to Nationaltheatret. For Flytoget – some trains are direct lines to Oslo Central Station, so if you can – avoid these and wait for the next one.
So far, so good – you’ve arrived at Oslo S. Where to go from here depends on when you get here and where you want to go. We’ve created this Google Map with the Winter Jump Venues hopefully that’s helpful.
Ruter # (the public transport company in Oslo) can help you get around just about anywhere in Oslo, just make sure to buy a ticket beforehand, buying on the bus is 20 NOK extra. You can get tickets through their app (super easy) or kiosks such as Narvesen, 7-11 or Deli de Luca.
Single fare: 30 NOK, 24 hour pass: 90 NOK, 7-day pass: 240 NOK. This is for the inner city zone. Note that this is not valid to and from the airport.
If you’re feeling fancy (or lazy) you can always grab a cab. We recommend Oslo Taxi. Call +47 02323 or +47 22388090, or you can download their app: TaxiFix!
Other taxi companies:
Christiania Taxi: +47 02365
Norgestaxi: +47 08000
Stops close to our venues
St. Olavs plass; bus 17B
Nationaltheatret; Tram 12, 13, 19 + Subway (any line)
Nordahl Bruns gate; Bus 33, 37
NOTE: limited number of rooms available, the hotel may fill up.
Besides Scandic St. Olavs plass there are plenty of hotels in the area. Google is your friend. 🙂 (We are your friends too, just click here:
Private hosting is a good budget option, and we try our very best to find a spot with a local dancer for those who want it.
To request private hosting, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Kindly include any allergies, or if you have friends you’d like to be hosted with and so on. The “standard hosting time” is only during the event, so if you plan on arriving early or staying a few days extra you need to ask the host if it is ok.
We will have two “heats” of assigning hosts/hostees. If you sign up before new year you will get your answer early/mid-January. If you sign up later, we’ll assign you as long as we have a spot ready.
Please note we can’t give any guarantees, but previous years, most/all people who signed up for local hosting got it. 🙂
We will not be serving lunch. There are however plenty of cafes, restaurants and super markets nearby our venues. We have made a Google map with some suggestions in the area, see below. We also recommend this site to find restaurants:
Please note: Most shops are closed on Sundays, including supermarkets. Take-away restaurants, kiosks and restaurants will normally be open, but might have limited opening hours. Check before traveling far!
If you are on a budget and want to experience a true Norwegian tradition, we stumbled upon this page describing the wonderful art of matpakke.
PS: The BLS lunch area might get very crowded during lunchtime. Please be considerate, and dispose of your trash properly. We will provide bins and garbage bags.
Things to do
Well, except dancing.
Oslo is great. If you have some free time while you’re here, some of our personal favourites are:
- Visit Frognerparken/Vigelandsparken – a park full of naked people
- Have a look at The Opera House – inside and outside
- Take a trip to Holmenkollen – epic view
- Walk around at Akershus festning
- Hang out in hipster-joints and go vintage-shopping at Grünerløkka
You can also check out these sites: