Oslo is the capital of Norway, and a city famed for its innovative architecture and musical diversity. This cultural city is home to the world’s best-preserved Viking ships, world’s largest sculpture park made by a single artist, a world-class Opera House, and so much more!
Incentives in Oslo
Oslo is a city surrounded by nature. From the fjords, mountains, and lakes, embrace the amazing natural wonders of Norway. The music scene in this city is also one not to be missed. With great venues and a vast pool of talent, no wonder Oslo has a reputation as a city of music. With more than 5000 concerts held annually, you might be lucky enough to attend a few concerts in some of the city’s coolest venues – sauna and music anyone?
Moreover, the culinary choices are so diverse and range from traditional Norwegian cuisine to innovative gourmet and Michelin starred restaurants. And did we mention Scandinavia’s love affair with coffee? A study shows that an average Norwegian consumes at least 7 kilograms of coffee a year, in comparison with 4 kilograms in other parts of the world. Perhaps join a coffee tasting tour to explore the various coffee shops in the city, both famous and hidden-gems. Alternatively, just take a stroll in this beautifully landscaped city and you will surely find a cafe around the next corner.
A wonderful mix of adventure awaits you in this bustling city. From Vikings, fjord sightseeing on a private vessel, and private sauna sessions, Oslo is perfect for your incentive trip. Additionally, if you are feeling more adventurous, a day trip to Bergen is certainly possible!
Getting to Oslo
Oslo is easily accessible with numerous flights from the UK with travel taking just over 2 hours. Direct flights depart from several regional airports as well as from major international destinations.
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Suggested Activities & Attractions
Immerse yourself in the wonderful Fjords on a two hour guided cruise that takes you around a maze of small islands and idyllic bays.
There are a variety of other cruises to choose from. For instance, a hop on hop off city cruise, a jazz or blues cruise, and also an evening cruise with a prawn buffet for a taste of the Norwegian seafood!
Additionally you can also charter a private boat trip for your staff on stylish sailing boats and yachts. These private boats can fit from a minimum of 10 people to a maximum of 180 passengers. They can be set up for food and beverages on board and is a wonderful way to enjoy the lovely scenery Oslo has to offer. Perhaps toast your staff’s hard work with a champagne reception and stunning views.
Sauna at SALT
SALT is a nomadic art project with pyramidal constructions called “hesjer”, which are based on traditional coastal construction methods. This unique place hosts concerts, lectures, exhibitions, debates and family events. Throughout the year, visitors can relax in the sauna, quench their thirst and eat delicious seafood.
You can book the Naustet sauna for a private 2-hour sauna session where guests will have a small window directly into the bar for ordering refreshments. The temperature inside the sauna is between 75–90 °C.
Alternatively, there is a 7000 litre aquavit barrel that is converted to a sauna of 80-90°C and two cold baths as well as a shower. This can also be rented privately outside opening hours and is definitely a relaxing way to end the day.
Vigeland Sculpture Park
The Vigeland Park is the world’s largest sculpture park made by a single artist- Gustav Vigeland, and is one of Norway’s most popular tourist attractions. It has more than 200 sculptures in bronze, granite and wrought iron. Be amazed by the wonderful collection of art and depending on the time of year, you may even get the chance to enjoy a performance in the museum courtyard.
Oslo Opera House
The Opera House is located right at the harbour, with an angled, white exterior that appears to rise from the water. The marble-embellished roof is a beautiful surface that was designed for everyone to walk on it and enjoy the panoramic views of Oslo and the fjord. A large variety of concerts, plays, and events are held at the Opera House. Treat your staff to a wonderful performance by the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet and marvel at the central chandelier that is created using hand cast glass bars lit from behind, creating a moon-like presence.
Viking Ship Museum
It is unthinkable to visit Scandinavia without exploring its Viking heritage. Visit the Viking Ship Museum where you can find the world’s best preserved Viking ship, exceptionally designed and excavated with care.
Kon Tiki Museum
The Kon Tiki expedition across the Pacific Ocean has made Thor Heyerdahl a household name amongst Norwegians. Experience interactive exhibits on Heyerdahl’s expeditions as well as a 10-metre model of a whale shark at the museum.
Norway’s Royal Palace is a neo-classical styled building that is open to the public during the summer. Marvel at the beautifully designed state rooms on an hour long guided tour.
The building was commenced in 1299 under King Håkon V and withstood a number of sieges throughout history. Enjoy a guided tour and the beautiful views from the castle.
Oslo Vinterpark is only 40 minutes from the city centre and is the biggest area in the city.This activity is a fantastic option for team-building exercises and will definitely get your adrenaline rushing.
Bergen Day trip
If you’re feeling adventurous, why not head to the south-western coastal city of Bergen? This city is only an hour’s flight from Oslo and features colourful wooden houses on the historic wharf. Explore the wildest and deepest fjord in the country and be amazed by the natural wonders of mother Earth.