Oslo is a pricy city, but there is fantastic news for those who would like to discover the city on a bike.
Oslo Bysykkel Bikes
The city of Oslo offers a fabulous bike-sharing system called Oslo Bysykkel, available to anyone and ready to use for a tourist in less than 5 minutes.
All you need is a cell phone number (any international number works) and a credit/debit card.
Are The Oslo Bysykkel Bikes Worth It?
The bicycles are rock-solid, a bit heavy, but lots of fun. There are over 240 different stations around the city, which means you are free to discover the city on your own terms.
The first 1 hour of use is free of charge, and after that one can return the bike and immediately take another bike for free for another hour.
In addition to exploring the city parks, cafes, and museums, you can use the bikes to train and explore the nearby forests.
Training with the Oslo Bysykkle bikes
Roughly 30km in total, this loop around Maridalsvannet is a nice way to see the upper parts of Oslo.
Additionally, on the way to the water reservoir, the suggested path follows the river, which is a great way to connect with nature and discover how flexible is Oslo.
Holmenkollen Ski Jump
Roughly 25km in total, this loop reaches the iconic Holmenkollen ski jump, which offers unbeatable views over the city.